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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
The World Bank has appointed ECA to identify regulatory barriers to private-sector participation in Africa’s energy sector. ECA will recommend how the World Bank can assist countries to overcome these barriers and improve sector outcomes.
William Derbyshire presented at the ASEAN Power Grids conference 2018, held in Vientiane. William’s presentation highlighted the opportunities but also the challenges facing hydropower expansion in the Greater Mekong Region with particular reference to demand uncertainty and growing social opposition. The presentation also suggested potential means to maximise the value of hydropower projects in this context and the positive example offered by regional integration in Southern Africa.
The EBRD has appointed ECA under the ongoing ‘REEP Plus’ programme to further support Albania in developing and implementing its Energy Performance of Buildings framework. Together with partners BRE and Kalo & Associates, ECA will refine the country’s National Calculation Methodology and produce supporting databases needed for its adoption, and draft new regulations governing Energy Performance Certification and the setting of Minimum Energy Performance Standards consistent with EU prescriptions and Albanian policy preferences and circumstances.
ECA and their partners E-Bridge have been selected in this highly technical project to support the Irish Regulators who must review and approve the rules for payment for ancillary services in the new market being developed. Of key concern is to avoid perverse incentives on providers that might distort the energy market.
Following ECA’s completion in 2017 of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) master plan for generation and transmission expansion (the so-called ‘Pool Plan’), ECA has been contracted to assist the Coordination Centre to disseminate the results of the plan to key stakeholders in the region. ECA is providing analysis of the national impacts of the Pool Plan on the SAPP members countries and will be making recommendations on measures that will help align the objectives of the Pool Plan with the interests of national stakeholders.
ECA has been appointed by the World Bank to assess the market opportunities and challenges for adoption and scale up of off-grid solar products market in Mozambique. The findings of our study will inform the Bank and other donor activities in the off-grid electrification space.
ECA is part of a team that is preparing a transmission development plan for Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu. The plan will be prepared for Energy Fiji Limited (formerly Fiji Electricity Authority) and is being funded by the European Investment Bank. The work will include drafting a set of bidding documents for specific transmission development projects.
ECA were commissioned by the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation to review the clarity of the formulae of a gas conveyance licence. Our report identified whether the formulae reflected the UR’s policy intent and, where necessary, proposed modifications to enhance clarity.