ECA REGIONS / CIS & CENTRAL ASIA
ECA has carried out a variety of projects in Central Asia covering natural gas network development, gas-to-power, electricity and gas market analysis, market designs and energy sector/company restructuring. Our experience also includes regional energy studies and, more recently, a focus on renewable energy projects covering, economics, financing and regulatory frameworks.
RECENT PROJECTS INCLUDE >
RECENT PROJECTS INCLUDE >
The aim of this assignment was to support the Government of Ukraine and Naftogaz with assessing the unbundling options for the transmission and storage business lines, and to develop a feasible and reasonable implementation plan for the restructuring model. This evaluation entailed ensuring conformity with the EU’s 3rd energy package and other criteria, including the facilitation of competition.
ECA designed a grant scheme to help fund gas heating infrastructure for low income households living in urban multi-apartment buildings.
ECA created an enabling framework to enable and promote private sector participation in the delivery of core and social infrastructure services; and evaluated and prioritized projects suitable to be implemented as PPP projects.
ECA reviewed of the electricity market in Nepal with a particular focus on the arrangements necessary to allow Nepal to develop hydropower for export to India and Bangladesh.
The aim of this assignment was to support the Government of Ukraine and Naftogaz with assessing the unbundling options for the transmission and storage business lines and developing a feasible and reasonable implementation plan for the restructuring model that the Government was to choose based on the assessment. This evaluation entailed ensuring conformity with the EU’s 3rd energy package.
ECA led the assignment to set up a utility regulator in the Kyrgyz Republic. Our team was responsible for drafting the work programme, regulations and procedures relating to funding requirements, complaint handling, stakeholder engagement in regulatory decision-making, licence fee regulations, public consultation procedures, complaint handling and performance incentives.
On behalf of Agency for the Regulation of Natural Monopolies (AREM), ECA reviewed the approaches to regulation of the power and heat sectors, plus the overall institutional and legal framework for the regulation of natural monopolies. This included an assessment of the effectiveness of the existing processes used and a comparison of methodologies applied against international best practice. The assessment was used to identify legal amendments and changes to the existing methodologies required to reduce regulatory risk and increase investor confidence.
The objective of the project was to assist Energy Regulatory Agency (ERA) in preparing a roadmap for the development of renewable energy in Mongolia. The roadmap set out the regulatory measures needed to develop renewables in Mongolia in an economic and affordable manner.
ECA conducted a scoping study of the economic and other benefits of increased trade among the countries bordering the Black Sea and export to Western Europe.
The project was one of several commissioned by DHI to review and improve the existing performance contracts between DHI, as the ‘owner’, and the management of major state-owned enterprises (SOEs).