News & Announcements

A detailed market study on Electricity & Water Infrastructure Developments costing framework & methodology including and a Review of Customer Connection Charges (Electricity & Water)

25/05/2019
VIS has been contracted by Tetra Tech to support a study for ADDC (Abu Dhabi Distribution Company) in two main areas. First, by bringing international practices in relation to distribution network infrastructure development models. Second, by benchmarking, in multiple dimensions, the local connection arrangement practices for electricity & water to practices from distribution utilities from Europe and Asia.

Technical Assistance to the Kenya Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to develop an open access market framework and rule

23/05/2019
The project’s objective is to support ERC towards the development of an open access market framework by drafting an Open Access Market Rule and Framework specific to the Kenyan context, to further the development of competition in Kenya’s electricity sector. The Open Access Framework will outline key components, well as principles, rules, and mechanisms for operating in an open access system. The Draft Rule will serve as the main regulatory tool for establishing an open access framework and will provide clear guidelines on the rights and responsibilities of all parties, including the tariff determination process, reporting requirements, enforcement measures, and mechanisms for dispute resolution.

Capacity & Skills Gap Analysis for Ghana’s Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) and Energy Commission (EC)

23/05/2019
VIS has been awarded a short TA by NARUC to execute a gap analysis of the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority of Ghana (PURC) and the Energy Commission of Ghana (EC). The overarching objective, which is partly served by VIS' assignment, is to enhance the capacity of both the PURC and EC based on a skills gap analysis and needs assessment, focusing on regulatory strengthening at the commissioner and key staff levels. The project required extensive on-site information gathering and quantitative data collection prior to the analysis and subsequent assessment of existing capacities & skills and the way forward.

Development and Implementation of Cabo Verde’s Energy Information Management System

28/02/2019
VIS along with DRAXIS S.A have been awarded the important and challenging assignment of developing an Energy Information Management System (EIMS). The EIMS is intended to provide data to support evidence-based policy formulation and decision making to accomplish the goals of the National Program for Sustainable Energy. The EIMS will also act as a catalyst for improvements in productivity, efficiency and communication between the country’s energy sector stakeholders.

Athens Resilient City: Climate Mitigation

03/10/2018
VIS has been chosen as the lead subcontractor by EQO-NIXUS in providing technical assistance as part of EIB’s Urban Investment Support Programme (URBIS), to the Municipality of Athens to improve the Energy Efficiency (EE) and the resilience to earthquakes of public buildings, in line with the objectives of the Athens Municipality Integrated Territorial Investment Plan (ITI) and the Resilience Strategy and in line with Urban Agenda for the EU.

Estimating the Effects of the Development of the Oil and Gas Sector on Growth and Jobs in Ghana (2015–30): A Modelling and Value Chain Analysis

31/08/2018
VIS is proud for its pivotal contribution to the successful completion of a complex and challenging project where both value chain analysis and macroeconomic modelling where employed. We estimated the effects the recent oil and gas discoveries had in Ghana in terms of value chain development, economic growth and job creation.

VIS awarded a new IFC study on electricity distribution systems

23/07/2018
VIS along with E3 modelling have been awarded the contract for an IFC study to support the organization in evaluating its investments in the electricity distribution sector and their potential microeconomic (utility level) and macroeconomic (nationwide GDP, employment, and GHG emissions) impact.

Cost-Benefit Analysis study for phase 1 of the Midcat gas pipeline project (STEP) published by EC

20/06/2018
VIS as part of a Pöyry Management Consulting led consortium completed a Project Specific CBA (PS-CBA) in line with the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) methodology, for phase 1 of the Midcat gas pipeline project in the Eastern Pyrenees – the South Transit Eastern Pyrenees (STEP).

VIS along with Grant Thornton and REF-E in ACER Framework Contract

05/06/2018
VIS, in consortium with Grant Thornton and REF-E became contractor in the ACER Framework Contract “for the provision of legal and economic assistance in the field of energy regulation for the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators” – Lot 2: Economic assistance in the field of energy regulation

Technical assistance to the administration for reserves of energy-generating products concerning the optimal management of mandatory oil stocks, Republic of Serbia

24/05/2018
VIS along with Ramboll and Asprofos have been awarded a EuropeAid(15SER01/01/13) Technical Assistance project to support the Republic of Serbia to comply with EU Acquis in relation to the establishment and optimal management of an emergency stockholding system for reserves of oil and/ or oil derivatives (Directive 2009/119/EC).