The Energy Community Secretariat has published service prior information notices regarding two upcoming tender procedures under WB6 electricity market integration initiative which are to be launched at the end of August or beginning of September 2017.
The tenders will be launched for technical assistance in the implementation of the Western Balkan six day-ahead market coupling (WB6 DA MI) Program, and for technical assistance to the implementation of cross-border electricity balancing, the statement said.
The first technical assistance will consist of providing project management support to the related governance bodies and expert support needed throughout different phases of the implementation of any individual market coupling project that will be defined in the WB6 DA MI roadmap for the implementation of regional market coupling.
The technical assistance for the implementation of cross-border electricity balancing will consist of providing expert support needed to develop a consistent and feasible roadmap for cross-border balancing cooperation in the WB6 region and its integration into the pan-European market.
The tender documents will be published on the website of the Energy Community and Wiener Zeitung, the official publication body of Austria. The launch of the tenders is intended for end August/beginning September 2017 and will follow an “open procedure” as defined by Austrian public procurement law.
The tenders are part of the project activities set out in the work program for the provision of technical assistance to Western Balkan 6 Contracting Parties under the project “Technical Assistance to Connectivity in the Western Balkans – Component 2: Regional Energy Market” funded by the European Union and implemented by the Energy Community Secretariat.