Dr. Twesigye Peter is the Senior Lecturer and Research Lead in Power Market Reforms and Regulation at the Power Futures Lab in the Graduate School of Business (GSB) of the University of Cape Town.
He is also a guest Lecturer at the Public Utility Research Centre (PURC) of the University of Florida, USA. Peter is an Infrastructure Economist with over 14 years’ experience in Electricity Distribution and previously in Urban Water and Sanitation Management. Peter’s research and teaching focus on structural, governance and regulatory incentives for improved utility performance and more recently renewable energy transitions. Peter has expertise and interest in; power market reforms and regulation, energy transitions, governance, energy policy, energy concession design and analysis, tariff setting and policy reviews, managing utility performance improvements, performance contract formulation and design, investment planning and appraisal, and strategic planning.
He is a Member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE); Member of Academy of Regulatory Professionals Advisory Board at the Public Utility Research Centre (PURC) at the University of Florida; Member of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC – USA); Member of the Institute of Business Advisors Southern Africa (IBASA); Member of the South African National Energy Association (SANEA); Member of the Economic Society of South Africa (ESSA); and a Member of the Africa-Europe Foundation Strategy Group on Sustainable Energy.
Until recently, Peter was the Manager Regulatory Affairs at Umeme (Uganda’s private electricity distribution concession) and previously worked as Economist and Senior Economist with National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) in Uganda – one of the leading water utilities in the world. He has also advised government ministries, undertaken several assignments for donor agencies and worked as a Consultant for Oxford Policy Management, Actis, AfDB, World Bank, Adam Smith International, USAID and 2ML Consulting and various consulting entities in promoting performance improvement plans (PIPs) and turnaround initiatives in several utilities in West, East, and Southern Africa.