The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has issued an invitation for the engagement of a consultancy firm to help the Government of Turkey in designing the next phase of the renewable energy development and support mechanism.
Interested consultancy firms have to submit their offers by July 12, 2017.
The key objective is to analyse how the different potential renewable energy schemes would be suitable and adaptable to the specificities of the Turkish context, and how they could be designed to create a strong and sustainable renewable energy sector.
The regulatory regime for renewable energy in Turkey is currently based on a feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme. The Government of Turkey has expressed an interest in reviewing this scheme and potentially moving to a different support scheme after the end of existing FiT scheme, which will take place in 2020.
In the first phase of the assignment the selected consultancy firm has to review the alternatives to the current FiT regime and assess the cost-effectiveness of potential switch. It will also review the potential impacts of renewable energy demand coming from the EU as a consequence of the RE Directive as well as the review of possible development of retail tariff mechanisms to support renewables.
The selected firm will also project the expected generation cost in Turkey by 2020 and its comparison to the expected wholesale market prices, including potential carbon price scenario, and review pros and cons of existing renewable support mechanisms. It will develop a final report outlining the practical steps towards the transition to a new support scheme which should include both grandfathering option and switching into the new one.
The launch of the second phase will be subject to confirmation by the Turkish government following the completion of phase 1. In the second phase, the selected consultant firm will be expected to develop milestones and timeline for the implementation of the new support regime with suggested responsibilities of relevant authorities for the implementation of the regime.
It will also provide examples of relevant documents, legislation, and models to implement the new support regime as well as overall expert guidance to the Turkish government on the transition process to the selected renewable energy support mechanism.
The selected consultancy firm is to start work in September 2017 . The assignment has estimated overall duration of 10 months while the costs are estimated at EUR 134,100 exclusive of VAT.
The selected consultancy has to be a firm or group of firms with preferably previous international project experience in power sector economics and regulation with a focus on renewable energy support schemes, and extensive knowledge of the Turkish and regional business environment in the power and renewables sector.
The consultancy team has to have a team leader, pool of energy experts, renewable energy engineer and local legal expert, according to EBRD’s call.