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On behalf of the electricity Ministry and power utility companies in Sudan, ECA is providing capacity building support to help attract independent power producers (IPPs) to build, own and operate power generation plants and sell the output to the single buyer under long-term power purchase agreements.
ECA is supporting the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in an update of an power system investment planning study for Malawi, with a focus on understanding the underlying potential demand for electricity and the need for new generation investment.
ECA is part of a consortium of firms assessing the market potential for small scale LNG usage in Namibia. We will assess demand volumes and potential offtakers across key transport corridors in Namibia and the wider region. This will help in sizing a possible liquefaction plant in Namibia and identify the price threshold at which small scale LNG can be competitively supplied.
ECA recently presented the key findings of the study “Methodologies and parameters used to determine the allowed or target revenue of transmission system operators” undertaken for the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) to stakeholders (regulatory authorities, transmission system operators and other interested parties) in Brussels. The objective of the study and workshop were to document and contrast the methodologies used by regulatory authorities across the EU in determining and setting the allowed or target revenues of gas transmission companies. The presentation reviewed the key aspects of TSO revenue setting approaches employed in the EU and provided an evaluation of the methodological approaches based on a conceptual framework developed for this purpose. View the presentation HERE.
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has published its energy sector strategy 2019-2023 for public consultation here. ECA has supported the Bank in parts of the underlying analysis by developing a regional electricity dispatch model for the West Balkan region. This helped quantify the impact of different power generation development paths on cross border flows, unmet demand and CO2 impacts.
We are delighted to extend ECA’s regulatory support to Ofgem’s gas networks team. ECA Managing Consultant Martin Siner will continue to be seconded at Ofgem until December to help in the preparation of RIIO-2.
The European bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), have contracted ECA to continue in our support of the Energy Regulatory Agency of Montenegro, in the process of implementing performance-based incentives for the regulation of network entities. The work includes recommending and helping implement proposed revenue at risk structures for incentivising improved quality of service, with a focus on reducing the level of network interruptions experienced by consumers.
The Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) have contracted ECA to provide training to the Oman Power and Water Procurement Company on matters of wholesale electricity market pricing, tariff formulation and cost recovery mechanisms, and support schemes for renewable energy generation.
Hydropower is the largest source of renewable energy in the world, accounting for around 71% of all renewable electricity. It is expected to play a critical role in decarbonising the power system and improving its flexibility… READ ECA VIEWPOINT HERE
The Electricity and Water Regulatory Authority of Tanzania (EWURA) has contracted ECA to carry out a cost of service study for the electricity sector. Rapid growth in the electricity sector is planned, and having well formulated tariffs is one of the pre-requisites. With the last COSS study being in 2013, updating the basis for electricity tariffs has become a priority.