Ukraine’s Parliament has approved in its first reading the country’s draft law on competitive procurement of renewables. Now, EBRD is looking to hire services of a consultant to help the Auction Administrator take things forward. Pictured is EBRD headquarters in London, UK. (Photo Credit: EBRD)
- EBRD has issued a tender to invite proposals from interested consulting firms for Ukraine’s renewable energy competitive auction mechanism
- The selected consultant will support Auction Administrator in developing a design and implementing such a scheme in the country
- Selected consultant will coordinate between different government entities which will be involved in the competitive procurement process, and a pilot auction will also be conducted in line with the new process
- Expected to start from March 2019, the assignment will last for a period of 24 months; last date to submit proposals is February 15, 2019
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is looking for a consulting firm to support the Auction Administrator in Ukraine to design and implement the Eastern European country’s renewable energy competitive procurement program. A technical and financial proposal from interested consultants will determine the selection of the winner.
Selected consultant will coordinate between different entities involved in the competitive procurement process and develop a detailed design for the bidding process post public consultation. The consultant will also advise the administrator on transition to a mechanism by which support to renewable energy is provided in relation to a reference electricity market price. A pilot auction will also carried out with the help of the consultant.
The assignment is expected to start in March 2019 and last for 24 months. Interested consultants can submit their proposals by February 15, 2019. More details are available on EBRD website.
EBRD is supporting Ukraine’s shift to a competitive auction mechanism and has developed a comprehensive technical assistance program to support relevant government entities. “There is growing momentum amongst Ukrainian policymakers for a shift from the existing Green Tariff scheme to a competitive mechanism to determine the level and recipients of renewable energy support. Once implemented, such a market-based system would more closely align Ukraine with international trends and also be consistent with EU requirements,” according to the bank.
The EBRD’s call for consultants follows the country’s Parliament passing in the first reading draft law 8449-D under which Ukraine wants to conduct renewable energy auctions and move away from feed-in-tariffs. Auctions will be held twice a year on or before April 1, and October 1. These will be preceded by a pilot auction within first 6 months of the law coming into force (see Ukraine Plans RE Auctions Starting 2020).