Description of the goods or services required
Regulatory and legislative framework for small-scale Renewables Commercial Sector in Armenia
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the EBRD or the Bank) supports Armenia’s ambitions in developing the RE and EE sectors through investments, technical assistance and policy dialogue, as well as awareness-raising. A key instrument in this context is the Bank’s Green Economy Financing Facilities (“GEFF”) in partnership with the Green Climate Fund (“GCF”) and local financial institutions – banks, microfinance institutions and leasing companies.
The Republic of Armenia (“Government of Armenia” or “GoA”) prioritises the development of renewable energy (RE) to follow the sustainable development agenda, reduce the dependence on the imported primary energy sources as well to meet its targets under the above-mentioned treaties. Armenia established quite favourable legal-regulatory framework for RE development in the country.
The EBRD seeks to engage the Consultant (“Consultant”) to deliver specific recommendations and inputs to the relevant planning and regulatory documents for each of the three identified work packages.
The expected outcome of the Assignment is to improve the enabling legislative and regulatory framework for small-scale RE in the commercial sector.
The selected Consultant is expected to provide the following services:
•To support the GoA to develop and implement a medium-long term vision for distributed small-scale solar PV support mechanisms, in particular net metering/ billing;
•To support the GoA to design a suitable quality assurance mechanism for solar PV and solar water heaters in Armenia, taking into account costs / benefits of potential schemes;
•To support the GoA to examine land-use requirements for small-scale solar PV and adjust in line with international best-practice (including new guidelines, permits, environmental and social considerations, etc), and examine appropriate incentives for promoting projects on problematic areas.