Western Balkans Regional Energy Efficiency Programme REEP – Window 1 Policy Dialogue Framework

Location:

Regional

TCRS Number:

16400

Business sector:

Sustainable Resources and Climate Change

Notice type:

Public

Status:

Approved

PSD disclosed:

23 Jun 2022

Project Description

Addressing barriers to energy efficiency in the Western Balkans has been a key priority for the EBRD. In 2012, jointly with the Energy Community Secretariat (EnCS), the European Commission, WBIF and bilateral donors, the EBRD established the Regional Energy Efficiency Programme (REEP). It covers the following beneficiaries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia.

The policy dialogue component of the programme (Window 1) was developed to assist the Energy Community Contracting Parties in the Western Balkans to fulfil their obligations under the Energy Community Treaty in transposing and implementing the energy efficiency acquis.  An enabling regulatory framework is key to opening and strengthening the market for investments in energy efficiency.

The overall objective of REEP Window 1 is to continue to support policy reforms that enable and sustain the market for investments in energy efficiency for end-users at all levels: households, corporates, public utilities, municipalities, governments. The specific scope of policy support under REEP is ultimately defined based on:

• requests for support, and alignment with countries' energy efficiency objectives and targets,
• consultation with and guidance by Energy Community Secretariat,
• link to new or scale-up of EE investment opportunities,
• donor coordination.

The selected consultant will be required to provide support in the following thematic areas

- Energy performance of buildings and renovation strategies;
- Policies supporting economic and fiscal incentives for energy efficiency renovations;
- Consumption-based billing;
- Sustainable and efficient heating and cooling;
- Multi-apartment buildings (MABs);
- Energy efficiency obligations;
- Energy efficiency of products;
- Overarching REEP project management.

Understanding Transition

Further information regarding the EBRD’s approach to measuring transition impact is available here.

Business opportunities

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Any competitive selections for business opportunities relating to this project will be published on the EBRD's website: Consultancy Procurement Opportunities.

General enquiries

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Access to Information Policy (AIP)

The AIP sets out how the EBRD discloses information and consults with its stakeholders so as to promote better awareness and understanding of its strategies, policies and operations following its entry into force on 1 January 2020. Please visit the Access to Information Policy page to find out what information is available from the EBRD website.

Specific requests for information can be made using the EBRD Enquiries form

Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM)

If efforts to address environmental, social or public disclosure concerns with the Client or the Bank are unsuccessful (e.g. through the Client’s Project-level grievance mechanism or through direct engagement with Bank management), individuals and organisations may seek to address their concerns through the EBRD’s Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM).

IPAM independently reviews Project issues that are believed to have caused (or to be likely to cause) harm. The purpose of the Mechanism is: to support dialogue between Project stakeholders to resolve environmental, social and public disclosure issues; to determine whether the Bank has complied with its Environmental and Social Policy or Project-specific provisions of its Access to Information Policy; and where applicable, to address any existing non-compliance with these policies, while preventing future non-compliance by the Bank.

Please visit the Independent Project Accountability Mechanism webpage to find out more about IPAM and its mandate; how to submit a Request for review; or contact IPAM  via email ipam@ebrd.com to get guidance and more information on IPAM and how to submit a request.

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