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ECA news - Development of a framework for green mini-grid electrification in The Gambia. ECA has been contracted by the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy in the Gambia (funded by the African Development Bank) to develop a policy and regulatory framework for privately-developed and operated green electricity mini-grids to assist in meeting national electrification targets. In a second part of the assignment, ECA will prepare a high-level national electrification plan and develop pre-feasibility studies for up to 10 possible mini-grid sites around the country.

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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ECA Viewpoint - Avoiding negative electricity prices. Our March 2019 viewpoint explores measures that TSOs can take to pre-empt negative prices.

ECA Viewpoint – Avoiding negative electricity prices: what measures should TSOs take?

Mar, 2019 – Negative wholesale electricity prices are an increasingly common occurrence in European markets. Although a logical consequence of…
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Renewable solar water heaters installed on tile roof of a house against the background of mountain landscape in Montenegro

Support for National Energy Efficiency Action Plan development in Montenegro

Mar, 2019 – ECA has been contracted by the EBRD to support Montenegro in the development of its 4th National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP)…
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Review of electricity, water and sewerage tariffs in Gambia

Mar, 2019 – ECA has been contracted for a pricing study covering electricity, water and sewerage for the Gambia in West Africa…
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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…