- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued an expression of interest (EOI) for consultancy services to implement an Albanian plan for a solar auction of 50 to 100 MW
- Consultants will draft secondary legislation and regulatory framework for the competitive procurement of PV projects in Albania
- EBRD guidelines on competitive processes for renewable energy projects will need to be adapted to the Albanian market
- Recommendations will include the overall size and location of the solar power capacity to be deployed
- The last date to submit the EOI is Jan. 31, 2018 with the assignment to begin in Q2/2018
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued an expression of interest (EOI) for consultancy services to procure 50 to 100 MW of PV capacity in Albania. The chosen consultant will help draft secondary legislation and regulatory framework for the competitive procurement of PV projects in Albania. The job description also requires providing assistance in the implementation of a competitive bidding process.
In May 2017, EBRD signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Albanian Ministry of Energy and Industry to enable the development of solar power projects through an auction system (see EBRD Support For Solar In Albania).
The selected consultant will have to, among other tasks, adapt EBRD guidelines on the design and implementation of the competitive processes to support renewable energy for implementation in Albania. The job description also requires conducting assessment for technical options for the PV program, including size or location, and also provide implementation support to authorities for the support program.
The sites recommended for the deployment of this capacity have been shortlisted by the Steering Group. These need to be assessed by the consultant who may also recommend other additional sites. The recommendation should also include the overall size of the PV program.
The last date to submit the EOI with the EBRD is Jan. 31, 2018. The assignment will start in Q2/2018 and will go on for a duration of 24 months. Cost assignment is estimated by the EBRD to be €950,000 excluding VAT. The bank anticipates financing the contract from the EBRD shareholder special fund. Additional details about the EOI are available on the EBRD’s website.
Albania intends to increase the share of renewables in its electricity mix to 38% by 2020.