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Electricity reform in Chile : lessons for developing countries

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Show simple item record Pollitt, Michael G. en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research. en_US 2009-04-03T17:06:18Z 2009-04-03T17:06:18Z 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2004-016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Chile was the first country in the world to implement a comprehensive reform of its electricity sector in the recent period. Among developing countries only Argentina has had a comparably comprehensive and successful reform. This paper traces the history of the Chilean reform, which began in 1982, and assesses its progress and its lessons. We conclude that the reform has been very successful. We suggest lessons for the generation, transmission and distribution sectors, as well as the economic regulation of electricity and the general institutional environment favourable to reform. We note that while the initial market structure and regulatory arrangements did give rise to certain problems, the overall experience argues strongly for the private ownership and operation of the electricity industry. en_US
dc.format.extent 42 p en_US
dc.publisher MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries MIT-CEEPR (Series) ; 04-016WP. en_US
dc.title Electricity reform in Chile : lessons for developing countries en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 57677043 en_US

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