Dr Benon Mutambi
Dr Benon Mutambi holds a PhD in Economics and is a regulation economist who has served in various capacities in the academia, the public service, the financial and electricity sectors. He possesses a wealth of experience spanning over 29 years, largely in the areas of central banking, utility regulation, public sector management and university lecturing. Benon has rich experience in economic modelling, modelling of end-user electricity prices and feed-in tariffs. He helped in setting up the department responsible for economic regulation under the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Uganda. He was responsible for the formulation of the tariff setting methodology and the introduction of the automatic tariff adjustment mechanism in Uganda. He was also responsible for the design of the first set of feed-in tariffs in Uganda in 2007 and later the introduction of the Global Energy Transfer Feed-in Tariff (GETFiT) programme. He was also instrumental in designing and setting up a framework for least-cost generation planning and played a lead role in streamlining the processes and procedures for the licensing of independent power producers through standardisation of processes and documentation including the standardisation of power purchase agreements. He rose through the ranks to the position of Permanent Secretary, where he was the overall supervisor of a ministry responsible for implementing government policies and ensuring effective organisation and operation of the ministry. Benton Currently works with Multiconsult Norge As and is the Project Manager for GETFiT Mozambique. GETFiT aims to unlock private investments in renewable energy by reducing risks, improving the attractiveness of investment and increasing institutional capacity.