Privatisation and liberalisation cut electricity research and development

A new paper on research and development in electricity shows that spending on research and development has been dramatically cut by private companies, whereas state-owned electricity companies maintain it. It concludes that:

Indonesia energy (in)security

Ppt by Fabby Tumiwa, Institute for Essential Services Reform, presented at "Regional Workshop on Energy and Non-Traditional Security", RSIS’s Center for Non Tradition Security Studies, Singapore, 28 – 29 August 2008.
- Indonesia faces big challenges to ensure energy security from the supply and demand side.
- Review of situation of energy provision for a decade suggested that Indonesia is in situation of energy crisis that has dire consequences to the economy.

Indonesia: Chinese financing in PLN's 'fast-track' program

In July 2009, PLN announced it had secured full funding of $4.13 billion for 9 power plants in Java at Paiton, Suralaya, Labuan, Indramayu, Rembang, Pelabuhan Ratu and Teluk Naga. The China Export Import Bank (China Eximbank) has been the sole provider of dollar-denominated loans for the nine projects throughout Java Island, with the Indonesian government guaranteeing repayment. Outside Java, 20 of the 22 fast-track projects have secured full funding of Rp 10.26 trillion ($974.7 million), or 84 percent of the program’s funding requirements.

Indonesia: PT Geo Dipa Energy to become separate state enterprise

PT Geo Dipa Energy, a renewable energy specialist jointly owned by state oil and gas firm PT Pertamina and state power utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara, will be transformed into a wholly owned state company as early as October 2009. The move is part of Indonesia’s efforts to spur investment in the second phase of PLN’s ‘fast-track’ electricity generating program that will focus more on geothermal, gas and water.

Indonesian IPP Star Energy to push PLN for big price hike in geothermal energy

(Sep 2009) Private energy contractor and geothermal power producer PT Star Energy hopes to negotiate a price increase of up to 60 percent (from 4.94 cents per kilowatt-hour to 7- 8 cents) for the energy it will provide to Indonesian state electrical utility PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) from two new planned generators at its Wayang Windu plant in West Java, the country’s biggest geothermal power station. PLN had earlier announced it would raise the ceiling to 6.5-7 cents per kilowatt-hour on the price it would pay for electricity from privately-owned geothermal plants.


Cofely, since March 2009, is the GdF-Suez ‘energy services’ division which incorporates what used to be Elyo, Cofathec and Axima. : “03/03/2009 - A new identity for an ambitious company project within GDF SUEZ Energy Services GDF SUEZ creates COFELY, a strong unified brand name for its energy services activities, in order to consolidate its leadership in Europe, increase its visibility and facilitate its expansion in the growing markets of energy and environmental efficiency.

Romanian private power firms insist on secrecy of power purchase contracts

At a meeting with Romanian Minister of Economy and Commerce, Varujan Vosganian, private power suppliers refused the Minister's proposal to declassify their contracts. During the discussions, most of the suppliers declared that they could not agree with the publication of these contracts, regarding it as an unusual practice within a functional market economy, the Ministry of Economy said in a press release. The companies represented at the meeting were Alro Slatina, Energy Holding, EGL Romania, Elcomex Bucharest, Pet Prod, EON, Enol, Grivco, Buzzman, Euro Pec, Lexten, EGL, CEZ and Enel.

Hungary terminates power purchase agreements with private generators

Global Insight October 10, 2008
Hungarian Parliament Considers Bill to End Long-Term Power Contracts; Trading in MOL Shares Suspended

EU competition policy ""unsuited to the characteristics of the electricity and gas sectors".

Michel Derdevet (an academic and a director of RTE, the French national electricity grid company/EDF) has written a book which criticises the EU directive requiring markets in electricity and gas and supporting policies based more on solidarity and 'service public'.

Les caractéristiques du modèle énergétique marocain


Maroc: Les caractéristiques du modèle énergétique marocain

3 Décembre 2006

Le modèle énergétique repose sur quatre principales données :

Le maintien de la forte dépendance de l'extérieur, soit un taux supérieur à 95%.

La persistance de la faiblesse de la consommation d'énergie malgré sa relative progression, 0,4 TEP/Hab. Il y a un défi de la demande lié à la croissance économique à travers les grands chantiers lancés : Infrastructures, Industrie, Tourisme, Habitat...

Le groupe Véolia au Maroc dans les secteurs de l'eau, l'énergie et le traitement des déchets

Maroc: Le groupe Véolia Maroc s'ouvre sur les capitaux nationaux

Tahar Abou Ei FARAH

8 Octobre 2006

Redal, Amendis, Hydrolia, Amanor, vont bientôt disparaître. Elles seront regroupées sous une seule enseigne. "D'ici le début de l'année 2007, les sociétés du groupe devraient toutes s'afficher sous les couleurs de Véolia Environnement", explique Olivier Dietsch directeur général de Véolia au Maroc.

Note d'African Energy Intelligence sur le Développement de SONELGAS

Africa Energy Intelligence

January 14, 2009



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Nouvelle augmentation des tarifs de la JIRAMA

Madagascar: Jirama - une hausse de 15% des prix de l'eau et de l'électricité

Didier Rambelo

13 Octobre 2007

Le ministre de l'Energie, Patrick Ramiaramanana, interrogé sur le sujet, avait affirmé que si augmenter les prix de ces produits permettrait à la Jirama de sortir de la crise, il faut passer par cette voie.

Le Président Marc Ravalomanana, n'y est pas allé par quatre chemins et avait annoncé hier à Toamasina que les prix de l'eau et de l'électricité augmenteront de 15%.

Hausse inévitable

Rapport de la MINEFI : l'énergie et l'eau au Burundi 2005

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