Best practices for successful auction program: connecting public sector and investors in emerging RE markets

This paper analyses four countries (three cases in Africa and one internationally recognized as worldwide best practice) – South Africa, Zambia, Ethiopia and Mexico – all of whom have recently utilised auction programmes as a way of stimulating the growth of their renewable energy industry. The analysis aims at highlighting the effectiveness of these programmes whilst outlining the ways in which they are adapted to each country’s specific needs, thus providing an analysis of the strengths an auction-style programme can bring to the renewables sector in terms of its flexibility, attractiveness, credibility competitiveness and socioeconomic benefits