The Role of Public Utilities in Transforming the Energy Sector

The Role of Public Utilities in Transforming the Energy Sector, Johannesburg 3 – 5 September 2018

Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC) | 14 September 2018

  • The Role of Public Utilities in Transforming the Energy Sector and Ensuring a Just Transition: AIDC International Conference 3-5 September at Sunnyside Park Hotel Johannesburg

AIDC, together with TNI (Transnational Institute, based in Amsterdam), and TUED (Trade Unions for Energy Democracy) hosted a conference from 3 – 5 September 2018 in Johannesburg on the role of public utilities in a transformed energy sector. The conference brought together participants from the trade union movement, civil society organisations, and NGOs to discuss and debate what a future energy system, firmly rooted in the public sector, and committed to meeting the energy needs of the poor and working class, could look like.

We focused not only on what a transformed Eskom could look like and the role it could play in an energy transition, but also heard about the experiences of other countries, such as Uruguay and the United Kingdom, their transitions to renewable energy and their struggles to retain the electricity sector in public hands.

See video links to the different sessions at the conference below.  A full report of the conference will shortly be available.

Video

Session 1: The Role of Public Utilities in Transforming the Energy Sector and Ensuring a Just Transition

Session 2: Current Energy Transition and their Implications for Public Sector Utilities

Session 3, part I: The South African Situation

Session 3, part II: The South African Situation

Session 3, part III: Coming to Terms with the Current Crisis at Eskom

Session 4: Supply Chains

Session 5: A Just Transition to a Transformed Energy Sector

Session 6, part I: Preparing for a Public Pathway

Session 6, part II: Preparing for a Public Pathway

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