EBRD Seeking Consultant For Kosovo RE Auction

Consultant Required To Help Kosovo Design, Frame & Implement Competitive Renewable Energy Auction Scheme As Country Aims To Hold First Auctions For Solar PV & Wind Power: EBRD
12:02 PM (Beijing Time) - 16. September 2019

Key Takeaways

  • EBRD has issued a tender to invite proposals from consultants interested in helping Kosovo develop its renewable energy auction scheme
  • Kosovo is also planning to hold a separate solar PV auction and a wind power auction
  • Select consultant will handhold local authorities to implement one round of auctions
  • It will develop framework for a future competitive auction scheme for Kosovo basis current renewable energy scenario in the country

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is on the look out for a consultant to help design, develop and implement a competitive auction scheme for renewable energy in Kosovo. Scope of work comprises developing a detailed design for the overall legal and regulatory framework for the auction process and develop all auction documentation required for a solar PV auction and wind auction.

The selected consultant will also be expected to assist the local authorities with detailed technical, financial and legal assistance to implement one round of auctions. Job description includes developing the framework for a future competitive auction scheme after reviewing the existing scenario of renewable energy development in Kosovo.

With an estimated duration of 24 months, the assignment is likely to begin with effect from October 2019. Interested consultants need to submit technical and financial proposals. Detailed tender terms and conditions are available on EBRD website.

According to the bank, Kosovo’s current installed renewable energy capacity comprises around 70 MW of small hydropower and a 32.4 MW wind farm in Eastern Kosovo. Another 105 MW wind farm in Northern Kosovo is expected to commence commercial operations in 2021. For designing the power purchase agreement (PPA) for both the wind farms, the EBRD engaged with the Kosovo authorities. But now it wants to hire the services of a consultant to take things forward to the auction mechanism.

Under the Kosovo Energy Strategy, the country is targeting to have 400 MW of renewables in the total energy mix by 2026 while aiming for an interim target of 25% renewables energy share in final gross energy consumption by 2020, increasing from the current share of close to 20%.

This call by EBRD should be seen as positive development for renewable energy in Kosovo as the country has been contemplating PV auctions since 2017 but not much movement happened on the ground ever since (see Kosovo To Launch PV Auctions).

Anu Bhambhani

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