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Public-Private Partnerships in the African Energy Sector

Public-Private Partnerships in the African Energy Sector

Full Title: Public-Private Partnerships in the African Energy Sector
Author(s): Alexandre (Sacha) Rongé, Vivek Shastry, and Andrew Kamau
Publisher(s): Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University SIPA
Publication Date: April 30, 2024
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Description (excerpt):

Given Africa’s rapidly increasing population and the global target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, universal access to electricity and decarbonization of energy systems are priorities for the continent. Financing Africa’s energy shift will require creative approaches due to limited access to capital and high political and regulatory barriers. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) offer one strategy that can help governments navigate the energy transition effectively.

PPPs have been widely used for financing and operating a range of public services such as energy infrastructure, transportation, and telecommunications. These partnerships’ delivery models vary in terms of financing structure, allocation of asset ownership, and operational responsibilities among stakeholders at various stages of a project. The most common models include the following: design-build, design-build-finance-operate, build-own-operate-transfer, and build-lease-operate-transfer.

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