ECONOMIC CONSULTING ASSOCIATES

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ECA Viewpoint – Making the ESO concept work

Apr, 2019 – National Grid has legally separated out electricity system operation. In the press, this is hailed as the opportunity to make generation zero carbon – surely the separation was unnecessary for that. What is needed is…
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Southern Africa distributed generation review

Apr, 2019 – ECA has been commissioned by the IFC to review existing policies and regulatory frameworks related to distributed generation (DG) and tariff regimes in six Southern Africa countries…
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ECA Viewpoint – a second LNG terminal in Greece – does it make sense?

Apr, 2019 – The first (non-binding) market test for Gastrade’s proposed floating LNG terminal in Northern Greece drew capacity bids of 12.2 bcm per year, more than…
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Gambia river and remote village with electricity lines

Development of a framework for green mini-grid electrification in the Gambia

Mar, 2019 – ECA has been contracted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in the Gambia (funded by the African Development Bank) to develop…
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CORE SECTORS >

CORE SECTORS >

REGULATORY ECONOMICS

ECA has extensive regulatory experience in the utility and infrastructure sectors. We develop revenue setting methodologies for regulated monopoly businesses and associated regulatory procedures based on best…

INFRASTRUCTURE POLICY

ECA has extensive experience in assisting the public sector to formulate energy and water sector polices, based on sound economic principles. We also provide readily implementable sectoral strategies to give effect to the…

TARIFFS

We advise both regulators and utilities in developing wholesale and retail tariff frameworks that balance social and economic requirements. Besides tariff design, we are also experienced in providing training in tariff principles…

INVESTMENT PLANNING

We provide advice for investments in gas infrastructure, electricity generation, transmission and distribution and water and sanitation service delivery. As part of our investment appraisals, we analyse market conditions, assess major…