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Building a Regional Electricity Market: SAPP Challenges

PERISA Case Study 4 on Public Goods

August 2013

Maupin, A. 2013. Building a regional electricity market: SAPP challenges. (PERISA Case Study 4: Public Goods). Johannesburg, Maastricht: SAIIA, ECDPM.

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Regional power trade has many potential benefits. Indeed, enlarging national electricity markets beyond borders could help to decrease variable supply and demand issues and stimulate capacity investment. In Southern Africa, the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) is the 1995 regional association of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states’ national utilities energy providers.

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Cross-cutting TopicsEconomic Transformation and TradePolitical Economy AnalysisRegional IntegrationResearch reportsResearchPolitical Economy of Regional Integration in Southern Africa (PERISA)Southern African Development Community (SADC)Southern Africa

External authors

Dr Agathe Maupin

South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)