Support for the Implementation of Renewable Energy Auctions in Montenegro



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15 Mar 2022

Project Description

Montenegro is reforming its regulatory framework and liberalising its energy market in line with the legislative requirements stemming from its membership of the Energy Community Treaty. The Montenegrin authorities envisage further development of primary legislation, in the form of a Renewable Energy (RE) Law, as well as secondary legislation to promote renewable energy sources, and clarify the framework for the competitive procurement of renewable energy as well as the corresponding support mechanism.

The country has great potential for the use of solar Photo Voltaic technology and good conditions for onshore wind development and there are further plans for wind and solar power development. The transmission and distribution network will need to be upgraded to support increased Renewable Energy penetration. Awarding renewable energy projects through competitive processes would allow adding new generation capacity at competitive prices.

The Montenegrin Ministry of Capital Investments has requested the assistance of the EBRD the Bank wishes to engage a consultant to provide support to the Authorities in the preparation and implementation of competitive Renewable Energy auctions in Montenegro.

The key objectives of this Project are to:

1) Provide detailed recommendations for elements relevant to the development of renewable resources, and draft / make amendments to existing related legislation and documentation,

2) Develop detailed recommendations on the design of auctions for procuring renewable energy capacity (including on the associated institutional, legal and regulatory frameworks).

3) Prepare, up to the final version, all the auction related documentation required for the implementation of the renewable energy auctions.

4) Conduct a high-level assessment of site suitability assessing technical, environmental and social dimensions alongside resource availability.

5) Provide detailed technical, financial, legal and environmental assistance to the Authorities for the implementation of the renewable energy auctions.

6) Evaluate the process and results of the auctions implemented under this Assignment, and provide advice to the Authorities on potential future changes to the renewable energy auctions framework.

Understanding Transition

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