Reforming the Net Metering Policy in the Philippines
July 2016 – December 2016
Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of the Philippines
This project involved working closely with the Energy Regulatory Commission of the Philippines and with stakeholders across the country including in both the public and private sector to develop key reforms to the Net Metering policy. These reforms are designed to help finalize the pricing methodology and to further strengthen the overall policy and regulatory environment governing the growth of distributed generation in the island nation, with a focus on rooftop solar.
Implementing the GET-FIT in Uganda
November 2014 – March 2016
Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) of Uganda: era.or.ug
Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau: www.kfw.de
This project involved working closely with the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management to develop a comprehensive tariff calculation tool to develop appropriate cost-based feed-in tariffs for the Electricity Regulatory Authority in Uganda. The project also involved developing a user guide for the Excel tool, a stakeholder engagement document, as well as a set of policy recommendations for the implementation of the GET-FIT. The project is intended to help improve electrification throughout the country and to assist with the scale-up of investment in renewable energy technologies in Uganda, including wind power, geothermal, biomass, and hydro.
Advising on the Design and Implementation of the South Africa’s rooftop solar policy
June 2015 – Present
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa: www.csir.co.za
Clean Energy Solutions Center (CESC): cleanenergysolutions.org
E3 Analytics was invited as an international advisor to the government of South Africa to provide a critical review of the government’s new “NET-FIT” policy, a hybrid between traditional feed-in tariffs and net metering policies developed by the country’s leading research institute, CSIR. The project involved working closely with senior officials in South Africa at the national regulator (NERSA), the Treasury Department, as well as from leading municipalities such as Durban and Johannesburg to finalize the design and implementation of the policy. This project was generously supported by the Clean Energy Solutions Center.
Technical Assistance with the Net Metering and Feed-in Tariff Laws in Tunisia
May 2015 – November 2015
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
E3 Analytics was hired by the GIZ to assist with reviewing and helping finalize the draft implementation texts for the solar PV sector in Tunisia (‘textes d’application’). This included analysis on both the texts for large-scale solar PV as well as for residential and commercial systems configured for self-consumption (“auto-consommation”). E3 Analytics also worked closely with the high-level committee of government representatives established to develop the tariff calculation model used to determine the appropriate tariffs in Tunisia.
Developing a Wind Energy Strategy for the ECOWAS Region
November 2013 – April 2014
ECOWAS Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE)
E3 Analytics assisted ECREEE in designing a wind energy strategy for the ECOWAS region, in order to promote energy access and to increase wind energy financing in the region. This involved a workshop in Praia including meetings with senior Elektra officials, as well as a series of stakeholder engagements to discuss the financing, economic, technical, and regulatory barriers to wind power in the ECOWAS region.
Global Report on Renewable Energy Targets for IRENA
August 2014 – June 2015
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
This report, co-authored for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), provides the first global analysis of renewable energy targets covering the electricity, heating/cooling, and transport sectors. The focus of the project was to analyze the use of renewable energy targets around the world and to develop a comprehensive design guide to ensure that targets are met both on time, and on budget. The project involved analyzing the design of RE targets, the monitoring and institutional mechanisms underpinning RE targets, as well as the various compliance and evaluation mechanisms used.
The full report is available here.
Economic and Cost Impact Analysis of Reaching Tunisia’s 30% National Energy Target
July 2012 – February 2013
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) hired E3 Analytics to conduct a comprehensive economic and policy cost analysis of Tunisia’s proposed energy strategy. The project involved a detailed financial analysis to calculate RE generation costs in Tunisia, which was required for tariff setting for wind, solar PV, CSP, and biogas projects. This work was conducted against the backdrop of Tunisia’s energy mix strategy, which aims to obtain 30% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030. Mr. Couture delivered all reports and analysis to senior government and utility stakeholders in French, through a series of workshops organized over a six month period in collaboration with GIZ.