Sri Lankan Electricity Supply Industry: A Critique of Proposed Reforms
AbstractIn 2002 the Government of Sri Lanka proposed power sector policy guidelines for the first time in its history in order to facilitate the restructuring of the sector. This paper attempts to critically examine and appraise the Government’s proposals with suggestions for improvements. The methodology employed is to first examine the requirements of the Sri Lankan power sector by analysing the current problems that the power sector faces and to empirically estimate electricity demand to identify the future consumption and capacity expansion needs of the sector. Secondly, it is assessed to what extent the proposed reforms address the requirements of the sector identified above. Finally, alternative proposals are introduced in order to address the identified flaws in the current proposed reforms.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC), School of Economics, University of Surrey in its series Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC), School of Economics Discussion Papers (SEEDS) with number 109.
Length: 58 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2004
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Energy and Development, XXX(2), 2005, pp. 239-278. (Revised Version)
Developing Countries; Electricity Supply Industry; Power Policy; Sri Lanka;
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- Amarawickrama, Himanshu A. & Hunt, Lester C., 2008.
"Electricity demand for Sri Lanka: A time series analysis,"
Elsevier, vol. 33(5), pages 724-739.
- Himanshu A. Amarawickrama & Lester C. Hunt, 2007. "Electricity Demand for Sri Lanka: A Time Series Analysis," Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC), School of Economics Discussion Papers (SEEDS) 118, Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC), School of Economics, University of Surrey.
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