ECONOMIC CONSULTING ASSOCIATES

 

ECA REGIONS / CIS & CENTRAL ASIA

ECA has carried out a variety of projects in this region covering natural gas network development, gas-to-power, electricity and gas market analysis, market designs and energy sector/company restructuring. Our experience also has included regional energy studies and, more recently, a focus on renewable energy projects covering, economics, financing and regulatory frameworks.

 

RECENT PROJECTS INCLUDE >

RECENT PROJECTS INCLUDE >

Ukraine gas sector reform

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.

PPPs in Afghanistan

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.

Power sector reform, Nepal

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.

Unbundling options for transmission and storage system operation, Ukraine

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.

Energy and water regulator, Kyrgyz Republic

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.

Network infrastructure regulatory development, Kazakhstan 

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.

Renewable energy development, Mongolia

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.