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ECA has been selected to develop template and guidelines to be used in regional water supply and PPP scheme in water supply in Indonesia. This work follows on previous work where we developed the overall framework for regional water supply and PPP scheme for water. The templates and guidelines will be used by government institutions to streamline and accelerate project developments in regional water supply and PPP schemes.
Following adoption of the new primary Law on Energy Efficiency, North Macedonia is developing its end-use energy efficiency policy in compliance with Article 7 of Energy Efficiency Directive for Contracting Parties to the Energy Community. ECA has been contracted by the EBRD under its framework agreement for Energy Efficiency Policy Dialogue, “REEP Plus”, to help North Macedonia develop an appropriate policy mix and design a scheme that is compliant and appropriate to the local context.
ECA Director Peter Robinson, and Senior Consultant Tatiana Tumenggung, recently made a presentation in the World Bank’s Indonesia Sustainable Development and Infrastructure Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) Series. The presentation focused on the results and findings from ECA’s work on updating Indonesia’s Roadmap Towards Achieving SDGs, along with key recommendations on programs and actions needed to achieve the Government of Indonesia’s ambitious goals for the water sector. The BBL was well attended and a lively discussion followed ECA’s presentation. Input and comments from participants have been taken into account in the final Roadmap document, to be finalised by the end of April 2020.
ECA was commissioned by the Gambian Ministry of Energy and Petroleum to deliver a two week-long training course covering policies, regulations and socio- economic issues associated with the development of green mini-grids. The training is part of a larger African Development Bank funded project to provide technical assistance, to the Government of Gambia, on the development of policies and regulations for the promotion of green mini-grids, including the preparation of feasibility studies for 10 potential mini-grids in the Upper River region. Due to travel restrictions, the training course was conducted via Microsoft Teams and was attended by over 25 people from key public institutions and private sector companies active in the rural electrification space.
ECA was recently engaged by the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA) to investigate the approaches used in 20 of its Member Organisations for regulating the revenue of electricity transmission and distribution system operators. This was a wide-ranging review covering all elements of the revenue-setting process, including the governance arrangements employed, the overarching methodology for controlling revenues, the approaches used for determining each element of the system operators’ revenue requirement, and the nature of regulatory adjustments to pre-set revenues or tariffs. The study was published by ERRA today and can be accessed here.
ECA has been appointed by the Greek energy regulator, RAE, to review and update the allowed revenue methodology for the Greek electricity distribution network to ensure that it is ‘fit for purpose’, that is, it operates as intended, it is internally consistent and provides an unambiguous framework and incentives for efficient investment and operation.
ECA has been contracted by the Energy Community Secretariat to provide capacity building training for the Ukrainian authorities on transposition of Article 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive and design of an Energy Efficiency Obligation scheme. The work builds on ECA’s extensive experience in this area gained through several assignments both in the European Union and Energy Community.
Conventional load forecasting techniques start from the premise that the current demand of customers connected to the power grid is accurately reflected by their levels of electricity consumption. Unfortunately, in many developing countries load shedding is the norm rather than the exception, driving a wedge between demand and consumption. Our Viewpoint discusses approaches to dealing with load shedding when making long-term load forecasts to be used for planning purposes. READ ECA’s VIEWPOINT HERE
ECA was very pleased to lead a workshop on Centralised Energy Efficiency Financing Mechanisms for the Energy Community’s Energy Efficiency Coordination Group (EECG) in Vienna. The workshop discussed the Policy Guidelines currently being developed by ECA on the subject as part of its Regional Energy Efficiency Programme (REEP) Plus Policy Dialogue framework contract with the EBRD. Views and feedback were sought from participants based on their own experience with such mechanism in order to help inform the Guidelines. Thanks to the Energy Community Secretariat for the invitation, organisation and generous hosting as well as all participants for their lively collaboration.
ECA is assisting the Ministry of Energy in Mongolia, under Asian Development Bank funding, to develop a strategy to deliver clean heating to peri-urban (ger) areas in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Mongolia’s harsh winter climate, with temperatures regularly below -20C, leaves ger households dependent on burning coal for heating. The result is some of the worst air pollution in the world. The ADB is supporting the Mongolian government in addressing this challenge with ECA advising on lower-polluting alternatives to provide winter heat supplies.