The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) intends to engage a consultant to provide support to Serbia in preparing and implementing renewable energy auctions, and to advise on how improve the efficiency of the balancing costs arrangements for renewable energy in Serbia.
Interested companies or groups of companies are invited to send technical and financial proposals by June 8, 23:59 London time. As said, there are no eligibility restrictions based on the consultant's country of origin.
The assignment is expected to start in July 2020 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months. Cost estimate for the assignment is EUR 1,300,000 (exclusive of VAT). It is expected that the assignment will be funded from Technical Cooperation Fund Program managed by EBRD.
The Government of Serbia is committed to increase investment in renewable energy (RE), building on its commitment to reduce GHG emissions by 9.8% by 2030. Currently, the majority of electricity generation in Serbia is based on a combination of large-scale thermal and hydro power plants which account for around 60% and 37% of installed capacity, respectively.
Since 2009, Serbian authorities have promoted investment in RE projects through administratively set Feed-in Tariffs (FiT). Serbian authorities are currently considering transitioning to a mechanism whereby RE projects are selected, and the level of support received by them is determined, on the basis of auctions. This transition ties-in with requirements to transpose EU acquis under the Energy Community Treaty.
In the transition to a competitive procurement scheme for renewable energy, the Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy has requested the assistance of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the preparation and implementation of competitive RE auctions.
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