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Global Electricity Utilities in Transition – Leaders and Laggards: 11 case studies

05 October 2017

From Europe to Asia, from the Americas to Africa, wholesale electricity prices are being pushed down by the rise of renewable generation, which has no fuel costs and whose developers can now consistently outbid fossil fuel-based generation.

This report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis documents the gathering momentum of this trend, and how the impact of renewables on electricity prices is a key driver of this change.

In South Africa, where electricity prices have quadrupled since 2007 and an expensive coal-fired power build-out threatens to drive prices even higher, renewables appear ever more appealing.