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ECA presenting on capacity remuneration mechanisms at the Athens Forum

ECA presenting on capacity remuneration mechanisms at the Athens Forum

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

Feasibility of the IAP

Feasibility of the IAP

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

Private-sector participation in Africa’s energy sector

Private-sector participation in Africa’s energy sector

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.

ASEAN Power Grids presentation

ASEAN Power Grids presentation

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.

ECA support to Albania in Energy Efficiency continues

ECA support to Albania in Energy Efficiency continues

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.

Support to the Irish electricity market reforms ancillary services rulesets

Support to the Irish electricity market reforms ancillary services rulesets

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.

Southern African Power Pool plan dissemination

Southern African Power Pool plan dissemination

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.

Off-grid market assessment in Mozambique

Off-grid market assessment in Mozambique

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.

Fiji EIB transmission plan

Fiji EIB transmission plan

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.

Review of gas licence formulae

Review of gas licence formulae

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.

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