LDK assigned new energy projects
LDK Consultants was recently assigned five new important energy projects in Cyprus, south-eastern Europe and Mongolia. In particular, LDK will provide support to the Cyprus Energy Regulatory Authority (CERA) on the determination of the simulated market price methodology to be implemented in Cyprus. The project is part of a three-year framework contract for provision of consulting services signed between LDK and CERA.
LDK was also assigned by the European Commission Liaison Office in Kosovo the project on provision of support to the Energy Regulatory Office of Kosovo, to be carried out through to 2010. LDK leads a consortium of three international consulting companies, and participates in all activities of the project, including the provision of support on energy market regulation, internal management and organisation, and participation in international fora. The overall objective of the project is the creation of a regulatory framework for a transparent and non-discriminatory energy market in compliance with the requirements of the Energy Community Treaty.
In the neighbouring Serbia, the Energy Efficiency Agency assigned LDK with the elaboration of a feasibility study for the rehabilitation of the energy system of the Clinical Centre of Nis, in southern Serbia. The project, to be completed in the beginning of 2009, also includes a supply and demand side study, as well as a cost benefit analysis.
Furthermore, the Energy Community Secretariat has assigned LDK the elaboration of a study on the improvement of the interconnection, the interoperability, the transparency and the harmonisation of operational rules for the transportation of natural gas in the contracting Parties of the Energy Community and more specifically for the Western Balkan countries. The project is due at the beginning of 2009 and includes both research and analytical work on reviewing the existing status, as well as in situ visits to regulators and transmission system operators for the elaboration of new system improvement suggestions.
Finally, LDK has been assigned an important project in Mongolia by the European Bank for Reconstruction (EBRD). The project refers to the elaboration of a regulatory roadmap for the promotion of RES in the country. The project shall be completed within one year and includes the review of the existing status, the planning and the implementation of the roadmap, as well as training and evaluation of all regulatory bodies.