Chemonics improves utility market operations and financial performance by helping stakeholders to operate in competitive markets with independent regulatory oversight. We provide technical assistance to design policy, legal, and regulatory frameworks for utility systems, as well as business support services to manage operations and assets efficiently. We also ensure economic sustainability through cost-of-service analyses to support cost-reflective tariffs in rate-setting procedures.
Utility Regulation and Reform.
Turning on the Tap in the Middle East and North Africa
Certification programs for water plant operators are improving critical water and sanitation services in the Middle East and North Africa.
Supporting Water Sector Programs Around the World
USAID missions and country partners often require quick-response technical assistance to plan, design, and implement water sector programs.
Despite Challenges, Urban Microgrids Increase Resilience
Urban microgrids are high on the global development agenda. They are attractive for many reasons, most recently for their relevance to climate change adaptation and mitigation. They have proven resilient to extreme weather events, and, because they create commercial opportunities for low-carbon generation technology, they can reduce greenhouse gases from the urban sector in the…
Filling a Critical Gap in Afghanistan
In the context of Afghanistan, political instability, physical insecurity, and slow economic growth often limit the potential for private investment and partnership. As such, it’s not so much about whether or not the government and donors are engaging with the private sector, but rather if they are using the right mechanisms at the right time…
Water Utilities Need Good Data — Here’s Why and How
An estimated 2.6 billion people gained access to improved drinking water between 1990 and 2015, yet municipalities around the world still struggle to deliver safe and consistent water because of inefficiencies and cost recovery concerns. The World Bank estimates that only 15 percent of utilities in developing countries generate enough revenue to cover operating and maintenance (O&M)…