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ECA has been contracted by AguaConsult to provide advice to Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), advisors to Conselho de Regulação de Águas (CRA), the national water and sanitation regulator of Mozambique. The assignment will strengthen CRA’s capacity to more effectively mobilise public finance into urban sanitation services in Mozambique. ECA’s role is to review CRA’s sanitation tariff model, ensuring it reflects accurately the costs of service provision, tariffs allow the financeability of effective and equitable sanitation services in Mozambique’s urban centres, and to assist in building CRA’s capacity to use the model.
We are advising the Albanian gas Transmission System Operator (TSO), Albgaz, on setting up a regulatory unit with the objective of implementing the gas transmission tariff regulation, operationalising the network code and developing a gas transmission CAPEX planning procedure.
ECA is supporting the National Electricity and Utilities Regulatory Commission (NEURC) of Ukraine in drafting the regulatory methodology for calculating tariffs for the ancillary services in accordance with national legislation and the Energy Community acquis.
In the context of the ongoing ‘REEP Plus’ programme the EBRD has appointed ECA, with its partner Karanovic and Nicolic, to assist the Ministry of Economy of The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in drafting a new Energy Efficiency Law, which would properly incorporate all aspects of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD). To that effect, ECA will also develop the necessary analyses, in terms of financial, administrative, procedural, legal and institutional implications, to draft and implement Article 7 of the EED, and other policy related provisions of the Directives.
ECA has been appointed by the Bangladesh Rural Electrification Board to assist in the review of tariffs charged by rural electrification cooperatives (Palli Bidyuit Samity). The PBS currently serve over 1.2 million customers and are essential to delivering expanded access to electricity. ECA, together with e.Gen Consultants of Bangladesh, is developing a tariff calculation methodology and accompanying model, applying this across all PBS to determine appropriate electricity tariffs.
William Derbyshire, together with Palakorn Chanbanyong of the Mekong River Commission, presented to the 24th meeting of the Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee for the Greater Mekong Subregion. The RPTCC is the multi-country entity developing arrangements for greater integration of cross-border power exchanges between the GMS member countries (Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam). William’s presentation focused on the linkages between the Sustainable Hydropower Development Strategy that ECA is preparing for the MRC and the power planning studies being conducted by RPTCC members. It drew attention to the potential benefits and impacts of Mekong hydropower for the region and to the need to better align national plans for hydropower development to improve effectiveness. DOWNLOAD HERE
ECA has been contracted, as part of a team led and funded by the Asian Development Bank, to support Thailand’s Metropolitan Electricity Authority in developing business models for expanding rooftop solar PV. Thailand has set ambitious targets for growth in renewables. MEA, the electricity distributor for the greater Bangkok region, has asked ADB to advise on how it can support this expansion while still ensuring its own technical and commercial viability.
In Lusaka, health and environmental hazards have been aggravated by the unsafe disposal of pit latrine sludge by informal pit emptiers. In this note, we make several recommendations to increase the use of formal, safe and environmentally friendly emptiers. READ ECA VIEWPOINT HERE
ECA’s Alexis Pramagioulis, presented ‘Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms’ at the 23rd Energy Community Electricity Forum in Athens. The presentation included an introduction to the market conditions leading to the need for capacity remuneration, an overview of mechanisms used in EU member states, and a discussion of the performance of capacity auctions in the UK. To view the presentation DOWNLOAD HERE
Our Managing Director, Fred Beelitz, presented the findings of the Ionian Adriatic Pipeline (IAP) commercial and economic feasibility study on 24 May at the Energy Community Secretariat’s West Balkan Gas Infrastructure Workshop in Vienna. The presentation highlights the importance of international transmission for the commercial viability of IAP and the key role IAP can play as part of the EU’s Southern Gas Corridor. DOWNLOAD HERE