Brazil

The organizations involved in the Brazil Partnership were the National Agency for Electrical Energy, Iowa Utilities Board, Oregon Public Utility Commission, and the Florida Public Service Commission. Topics included decentralization - delegation of regulatory powers to Brazil's states, staff development and training, and generation resource portfolio planning. This partnership was one of the longest running partnerships and the first in Latin America and continued with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The new focus of this partnership was restructuring; reforming rate structures; consumer services; and competitive wholesale markets. Partnership activities were conducted from April 1998 to September 2004.

Cameroon

Central African Power Pool (CAPP) – EUPP worked with the Central African Power Pool (CAPP) to assist them in achieving their mission of efficient utilization of the huge hydroelectric and gas potential of Central Africa.  This partnership included two activities with experts on Energy Framework Law and power pool operations for the member utilities of CAPP.  Topics included operation; market design; and regulation.  Partnership activities were conducted from November 2006 to September 2007.

The Congo 

Central African Power Pool (CAPP) – EUPP worked with the Central African Power Pool (CAPP) to assist them in achieving their mission of efficient utilization of the huge hydroelectric and gas potential of Central Africa.  This partnership included two activities with experts on Energy Framework Law and power pool operations for the member utilities of CAPP.  Topics included operation; market design; and regulation.  Partnership activities were conducted from November 2006 to September 2007.

Central African Republic

Central African Power Pool (CAPP) – EUPP worked with the Central African Power Pool (CAPP) to assist them in achieving their mission of efficient utilization of the huge hydroelectric and gas potential of Central Africa.  This partnership included two activities with experts on Energy Framework Law and power pool operations for the member utilities of CAPP.  Topics included operation; market design; and regulation.  Partnership activities were conducted from November 2006 to September 2007.

Chad

Central African Power Pool (CAPP) – EUPP worked with the Central African Power Pool (CAPP) to assist them in achieving their mission of efficient utilization of the huge hydroelectric and gas potential of Central Africa.  This partnership included two activities with experts on Energy Framework Law and power pool operations for the member utilities of CAPP.  Topics included operation; market design; and regulation.  Partnership activities were conducted from November 2006 to September 2007.

Gabon

Central African Power Pool (CAPP) – EUPP worked with the Central African Power Pool (CAPP) to assist them in achieving their mission of efficient utilization of the huge hydroelectric and gas potential of Central Africa.  This partnership included two activities with experts on Energy Framework Law and power pool operations for the member utilities of CAPP.  Topics included operation; market design; and regulation.  Partnership activities were conducted from November 2006 to September 2007.

Equatorial Guinea 

Central African Power Pool (CAPP) – EUPP worked with the Central African Power Pool (CAPP) to assist them in achieving their mission of efficient utilization of the huge hydroelectric and gas potential of Central Africa.  This partnership included two activities with experts on Energy Framework Law and power pool operations for the member utilities of CAPP.  Topics included operation; market design; and regulation.  Partnership activities were conducted from November 2006 to September 2007.

Sao Tome and Principe 

Central African Power Pool (CAPP) – EUPP worked with the Central African Power Pool (CAPP) to assist them in achieving their mission of efficient utilization of the huge hydroelectric and gas potential of Central Africa.  This partnership included two activities with experts on Energy Framework Law and power pool operations for the member utilities of CAPP.  Topics included operation; market design; and regulation.  Partnership activities were conducted from November 2006 to September 2007.

Costa Rica

Central America Regional Partnership – The Asociacion Coordinadora de Entidades Reguladoras de Energia de Centro America (ACERCA) was partnered with the Kansas Corporation Commission to strengthen the Central American regulatory commissions and support the Electric Interconnections Project of Central America (SIEPAC).  Topics included energy efficiency and renewable energy; quality assurance and efficiency; and rate and regulatory procedures. Partnership activities were conducted from August 2000 to September 2004.

El Salvador

Central America Regional Partnership – The Asociacion Coordinadora de Entidades Reguladoras de Energia de Centro America (ACERCA) was partnered with the Kansas Corporation Commission to strengthen the Central American regulatory commissions and support the Electric Interconnections Project of Central America (SIEPAC).  Topics included energy efficiency and renewable energy; quality assurance and efficiency; and rate and regulatory procedures. Partnership activities were conducted from August 2000 to September 2004.

Guatemala 

Central America Regional Partnership – The Asociacion Coordinadora de Entidades Reguladoras de Energia de Centro America (ACERCA) was partnered with the Kansas Corporation Commission to strengthen the Central American regulatory commissions and support the Electric Interconnections Project of Central America (SIEPAC).  Topics included energy efficiency and renewable energy; quality assurance and efficiency; and rate and regulatory procedures. Partnership activities were conducted from August 2000 to September 2004.

Nicaragua 

Central America Regional Partnership – The Asociacion Coordinadora de Entidades Reguladoras de Energia de Centro America (ACERCA) was partnered with the Kansas Corporation Commission to strengthen the Central American regulatory commissions and support the Electric Interconnections Project of Central America (SIEPAC).  Topics included energy efficiency and renewable energy; quality assurance and efficiency; and rate and regulatory procedures. Partnership activities were conducted from August 2000 to September 2004.

Panama 

Central America Regional Partnership – The Asociacion Coordinadora de Entidades Reguladoras de Energia de Centro America (ACERCA) was partnered with the Kansas Corporation Commission to strengthen the Central American regulatory commissions and support the Electric Interconnections Project of Central America (SIEPAC).  Topics included energy efficiency and renewable energy; quality assurance and efficiency; and rate and regulatory procedures. Partnership activities were conducted from August 2000 to September 2004.

Dominican Republic

Superintendencia de Electrididad (SdE) was partnered with the Florida Public Service Commission.  This partnership was the first partnership established in the Caribbean region and focused on institutional development; developing technical standards for the energy sector; improved rate setting; and wholesale market regulatory oversight.  Partnership activities were conducted from October 1999 to September 2000.

Egypt

USEA had a separate Cooperative Agreement with USAID/Egypt to conduct the Egyptian Energy Partnership Program.  The partnership was developed to assist the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC), formerly the Egyptian Electricity Authority, in their efforts to provide an efficient an environmentally sound electric power.  The main objective of the program was to assist EEHC in their transition into an autonomous, commercially oriented and efficient entity by establishing relationships with U.S. companies that employ private sector, market-based approaches. 

The partnership’s main objective was to provide an in-depth understanding of how U.S investor-owned utilities are structured, financed, managed, operated and regulated.  Partnership results included realization of improved practices and energy policies, and establishment of a sustainable network of direct relationships and partnerships between U.S. companies and international organizations.  The partnership ran from November 1997 to September 2005.

Jamaica

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) was partnered with the Rhode Island Public Utility Commission and the Missouri Office of Utility Regulation.  Topics included executive management development; loss reduction; and works and financial management.   Partnership activities were conducted between January 2001 to May 2006. 

Mongolia

The Mongolia Energy Regulatory Authority was partnered with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission and the Delaware Public Service Commission.  The topics included tariff design and energy market monitoring issues; consumer protection and public relationships issues; improvement on organization structure and information system of the ERE; and licensing procedures and monitoring on the licensee’s activities.  Partnership activities were conducted between September 2002 to June 2004.