November 3, 2023

This workshop is the fourth in a series of events dedicated to exploring the critical topic of Establishing an Independent System Operator (ISO). It is organized in collaboration with ZESCO, the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), and the Regional Energy Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA). This workshop explores ISOs and their regulatory regime. It covers ISO’s legal framework, understanding the role of regulatory agencies, and emphasizing transparency and independence as key regulatory principles. Additionally, the workshop will cover the complexities of unbundling, uniform accounting, and ring-fencing or separation in line with regulatory requirements.

Featured Speaker: Alberto Pototschnig is an economist with extensive experience in energy policy, regulation, and market design issues, with a focus on European markets. Between 2010 and 2019 Alberto served as the first Director of the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER). After seven years in the consultancy business with London Economics, Alberto joined the Italian Energy Regulatory Authority in 1997. As Director of Electricity Regulation, he was responsible for the design and implementation of te