TIRANA (Albania), January 11 (SeeNews) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said it is seeking consultancy services to develop a regulatory framework for solar power and the subsequent development of solar power projects in Albania.
The EBRD is proceeding to provide assistance to the Albanian energy and industry ministry, following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry in May 2017, the EBRD said in an invitation for expressions of interest late on Wednesday.
The consultant will have to provide support in drafting the secondary legislation and regulatory framework for the competitive procurement of solar PV projects in Albania, and assisting in the implementation of a competitive bidding process to procure 50-100 MW solar PV capacity in Albania.
“The assignment is expected to start in the second quarter of 2018, and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months,” the bank said, adding that the closing date for applications is January 31, 2018.
The cost estimate for the assignment is 950,000 euro, exclusive of VAT.