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‘Time to Talk’ day – food for thought

‘Time to Talk’ day – food for thought

We welcomed in February by holding a ‘Time to Talk’ lunch to help raise awareness around mental health. Our staff enjoyed a variety of home-made and locally produced food dishes, supplemented with conversation on mental health issues. As one in four of us experience mental health needs in our lives it is likely fellow work colleagues may need help and guidance, so the ‘Time to Talk’ lunch was a great way to bring the team together to openly discuss mental health issues, share information in an informal setting, plus offer our support.

Lebanon energy policy

Lebanon energy policy

ECA is continuing its engagement in Lebanon by supporting the Government in drafting an Energy Policy White Paper. We are building on our experience in the electricity sector where we are advising on tariff design and in the gas sector, where we supported Lebanese Petroleum Administration (LPA) in the development of a gas market and infrastructure development plan in 2017.

Welcome aboard John

Welcome aboard John

A warm welcome to our new consultant, John Paparistodemou, who joins us from National Grid where he has worked in both the Great Britain System Operator and in Market Fundamentals within Corporate Strategy. He has 7 years’ experience in the energy sector with a focus on electricity market analysis and modelling of Great Britain and Europe as well as Network Operations and Development in Great Britain . He is a Chartered Engineer and holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from Cambridge University.

Also welcome aboard Nicolas

Also welcome aboard Nicolas

We also welcome our new colleague, Nicolas Jacob, a consultant with 5 years’ experience across the value chain of major European power and gas companies with a focus on strategic analyses for long term portfolio activities. More recently, Nicolas also had the chance to work in marketing and sales departments where he helped the development marketing models and tools. Nicolas has worked mostly in Belgium but his consultancy bureau took him to various European capitals. He joins us from EDF Luminus (Belgian branch of EDF group) where he was a analyst for the B2B marketing department.

ECA Viewpoint – Energy efficiency obligation schemes: the exit plan

ECA Viewpoint – Energy efficiency obligation schemes: the exit plan

The EU’s updated Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) retains Article 7, which requires Member States to implement an Energy Efficiency Obligation (EEO) scheme, or eligible Alternative Measures, capable of delivering a set quantity of energy savings via energy efficiency measures. The EC’s Impact Assessment cites the cost effectiveness of EEO schemes and the large outstanding economic potential for future savings as key justifications for the extension that takes new targets out to 2030. This seems logical but does raise the question – does the policy encourage the development of a market in energy services on a commercial footing, which may enable a future ‘exit plan’? READ ECA VIEWPOINT HERE

Prefeasibility studies in 30 un-electrified villages in Mozambique

Prefeasibility studies in 30 un-electrified villages in Mozambique

ECA has been contracted by DFID to conduct a prefeasibility study for the electrification of 30 off-grid sites in Mozambique. The results of the study will be used to provide recommendations regarding the most appropriate investment and operation model for off-grid systems across the Mozambican market.

Worldwide power sector financing survey and analysis

Worldwide power sector financing survey and analysis

ECA has been commissioned to conduct a global survey and analyse financing trends in the power sector for the International Energy Agency CCC. The assignment will analyse which lenders, investors and regions are continuing to invest in coal power.

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