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    Charting a new course for failing state-owned enterprises

    Genesis worked with the National Planning Commission, a nucleus government advisory agency, to assess state-owned enterprises' performance and contribution to achieving the National Development Plan’s Vision 2030 of economic transformation and inclusive growth.

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    Impact assessment of price on Eskom electricity consumption

    The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) appointed Genesis to assess and understand the economic impact of Eskom’s MYPD4 Application, and assess the price elasticity of demand for electricity for the utility's direct and municipal customers.

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    Going off the grid with Small-Scale Embedded Generation

    Genesis Analytics was commissioned by the German Development Cooperation (GiZ) to undertake a market impact assessment for Small-Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG), including the development of a state of play assessment and a range of policy options for government.

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    Impact of small-scale power generation on municipal revenues

    Genesis used its sector expertise to develop a customisable spreadsheet-based model and guidelines to quantify the revenue impact of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) on municipal revenues and assist municipalities in their design of sustainable SSEG tariffs.

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    Genesis reviews SA's energy future through to 2050

    Genesis was commissioned by a civil society organisation to review and comment on the South African government’s long-term energy planning documents, which were published in late 2016. 

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    Genesis develops five-year plan to electrify rural Lesotho

    Genesis Analytics has developed a five-year plan to restructure Lesotho’s regulatory arrangements to extend electrification to rural areas in Lesotho.

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    Genesis measures impact of solar energy on municipalities

    Genesis was commissioned to develop a tool to assess the impact of small-scale renewable generation, primarily solar PV, on local municipalities in South Africa.

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    Genesis benchmarks Kenya's tariffs for price application

    Genesis was retained by an African energy company to compare the retail base electricity tariffs in Kenya to those of other selected countries in the context of a price application to the Energy Regulator.

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    Genesis advises Lesotho on rural electrification

    The Government of Lesotho has engaged Genesis Analytics in partnership with CRISIL – a global infrastructure advisory firm – to recommend changes to the institutional arrangements and functions of its Rural Electrification Unit to enable it to deliver on its mandate to increase rural electrification in Lesotho.

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    Report on unintended consequences of SA climate change plan

    Genesis was contracted by the International Finance Corporation to assess the unintended outcomes and impacts of the Climate Change Investment Programme (CIPA) South Africa (SA).

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    Impact of Eskom restructuring on long-term tariffs

    Genesis was commissioned by Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) and Trade and Industrial Policy Strategy (TIPS) to assess the impact on the electricity tariff path if Eskom were to undertake a restructuring of its assets.

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    Design of regulatory impact framework for NERSA

    The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) asked Genesis to design a Regulatory Impact Assessment framework for use in evaluating the decisions made by the regulator.

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    Pricing models for liquid-fuel price regulation in Zimbabwe

    Genesis assisted the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority to develop pricing models for the regulation of liquid fuels in Zimbabwe. 

    The liquid fuels include petrol and blended petrol, diesel, aviation fuel, biofuel (ethanol) and LPG.

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    Facilitating LPG shipments to the Western Cape

    Genesis was retained by Avedia Energy, a firm involved in a wide range of LPG handling, trading and bottling activities, to assist in its contested application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for a licence to construct and operate an LPG storage facility in Saldanha in the Western Cape.

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    Critical analysis of Eskom’s multi-year price increases

    Eskom’s tariff increases as part of the MYPD (Multi-Year Tariff Determination) process has had a critical and far reaching impact on the South African economy. The Genesis team has played an important role in ensuring that these tariff increases are governed by sound regulatory principles, being deeply involved in critically assessing all the MYPD tariff applications of Eskom since 2009.

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    Expert advice on LPG merger

    Genesis was commissioned to provide an expert economic report related to the merger between the second- and fifth-largest LPG wholesalers in South Africa, namely Easigas and Reatile Gaz. 

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    Advice to NERSA on value of its asset base

    Genesis was commissioned to advise the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) on the appropriate methodology to use in order to determine the value of its regulatory asset base.

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    Advice to NERSA on regulating tariffs

    Genesis was commissioned to advise the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) on the best way to manage the differences in tariff methodologies being applied in its three regulatory divisions.


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    Electricity cost model for Nelson Mandela Bay

    Genesis was commissioned to assess the current electricity tariff structure and the impact of introducing a green tariff for renewable energy in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape.

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    Chevron objects to liquid-fuel import terminal

    Genesis was retained by Chevron SA to provide expert economic analysis and testimony to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) in terms of a licence application by Burgan Cape terminals to build a liquid fuel off-loading and storage facility in the port of Cape Town.

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    Review of gas master plan for SA government

    The DBSA retained Genesis Analytics was retained by the DBSA to advise the South African government on the Gas Utilisation Master Plan (GUMP). 

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    Expert economic advice in bitumen production merger

    Genesis was commissioned by Sasol to provide economic input into the competitive impact of the proposed sale of its Tosas business unit to a major South African road construction company, Raubex.

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    Cost of capital in determining petroleum prices

    Genesis was commissioned by the Department of Energy to scrutinise the weighted average cost of capital (WACC) currently being used by the department when setting margins for four ring-fenced activities that are regulated through the price of petrol in South Africa. These include secondary storage, secondary distribution, wholesale and benchmark service station (retail).

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    Review of govt's infrastructure plan for big business

    Genesis was retained by Business Leadership South Africa to conduct a detailed review of the National Infrastructure Plan of South Africa and to assess which of the government’s strategic infrastructure projects would lend themselves to private sector participation.

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    Expert analysis of candle wax market

    Genesis was commissioned to develop expert economic reports for a number of litigation processes in the candle wax industry, which still provides lighting for millions of households. Sasol Wax faced allegations from candle wax manufacturers of abuses of dominance in arbitration proceedings centred around a contractual dispute, as well as a similar complaint to the Competition Commission.

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    Expert analysis of carbon tax proposal for BUSA

    Genesis was appointed by Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) to provide expert analysis and input in a review of the National Treasury’s discussion document regarding the possible implementation of a carbon tax intended to internalise environmental costs and reduce emissions.

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    Expert opinion on bundled tariff proposal

    Genesis was commissioned to assist Sasol Oil in assessing and responding to the bundled tariff proposal made to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) by Transnet. The proposal represented a regulatory shift from disaggregated pipeline tariffs to a single, aggregated tariff across all pipelines and pipeline systems

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    Genesis tests sustainabilty of renewable energy prices

    Genesis was retained by a leading multinational power producer to assess the sustainability of proposed renewable energy prices, as well as their impact on the cost of electricity generation in South Africa.

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    Genesis counts cost of mooted carbon tax for industry

    Genesis was appointed to undertake an economic study to assess the impact of the National Treasury’s proposed carbon tax within the context of rapidly increasing energy costs and the anticipated additional costs of adapting to climate change. 

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    Genesis assesses govt's energy 2030 price predictions

    Genesis was requested by Business Unity South Africa to critically assess whether the price predictions generated in the Integrated Resource Plan for South Africa - 2010 to 2030 (IRP 2010 report) developed by the Department of Energy are likely a true reflection of the anticipated price increases over time.   

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    Genesis acts for LPG distributor

    Genesis was commissioned to assist a distributor of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in cylinders to formulate an application for interim relief against a large LPG wholesaler and a filling station that it supplied for engaging in practices prohibited in terms of the Competition Act.  

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    Expert advice on infrastructure regulatory framework

    In a key report for the Office of the Presidency, Genesis developed a framework for economic regulators in the communications, transport, energy and water sectors. The framework focused on finding coherence in the design of regulations across the different sectors as differing approaches had previously been adopted.

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    Impact analysis of a windfall tax on liquid fuels

    Genesis was commissioned to conduct foundational research for a large energy company in one of the most significant policy debates in recent years. This related to the possible implementation of a windfall tax on liquid fuels in South Africa.   

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