Study Tours for Several Customers from Tanzania, Ukraine, Ghana and Tajikistan.

Mercados – Aries International organized “study tours” for several customers, including power distribution companies, operators, utilities, associations and commissions. The main target of this Study Tours is to gain an understanding of the power market in Spain, and more specifically, of the power transmission, distribution and retailing activities, with particular emphasis in addressing a list […]

Distribution & generation privatization transaction advisory in Nigeria

Nigeria is undertaking an aggressive privatization plan of the electricity generation and distribution assets held up to now by the Federal Government through the Power Holding Company of Nigeria. There has been a wealth of interest displayed by Nigerian investors to take part in the bids, however, most of these investors alone lack the technical […]

Transmission Line and Wholesale Metering OE Tajikistan

Barki Tojik is the vertically-integrated state-owned electric power utility in Tajikistan. Barki Tojik is in the process of organizational restructuring to form three separate business units. The three business units will comprise generation, transmission and distribution. The transmission business unit operates 500/220/110 kV systems and the distribution unit is responsible for operating systems at 35 […]

Dominican R. Master Plan & Power Loss Reduction

Under the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) funding, Mercados – Aries International was assigned to undertake the “Distribution System Master Plan and Power System Loss Study for the Dominican Republic”. The main goals were the following: Elaborate an investment plan for the works needed to undertake the power distribution system expansion and loss reduction. Assure the […]

Performance Contracts for Power Utilities in Nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) is pursuing a broad-based policy on power sector reforms to steer it towards an efficient, competitive and market driven sector. Prescribing and enforcement of performance standards for generation, transmission and distribution companies is an extremely important part of the oversight and regulatory function, and both FGN and Nigerian Electricity […]

Power transmission utility sustainable development in Ukraine

Ukrenergo is a state-owned company in charge of the operation of the national electricity transmission network. Within the reform process of the power industry in Ukraine, Mercados – Aries International provided advisory services to corporatize Ukrenergo and strengthen its institutional capacity and sustainability. In particular, the Mercados – Aries International assisted the National Energy Company […]

Feasibility study and project preparation for Smart metering program in Uzbekistan

 Mercados – Aries International carried out the feasibility study aimed to improve distribution system operations, reduce technical and commercial losses, and increase revenue collection from customers. The Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan decided to implement a country wide advanced electricity metering project. The project covered the regions of Ferghana, Andijan, Namangan, Kashkadarya and Surkhandarya. […]

Technical Assistance to the Project Management and Implementation Units for the Implementation of the Power Recovery Project in Albania

The objective of Mercados – Aries International for this assignment is to assist the Project Management Unit (PMU) at the Ministry of Energy and Industry and Project Implementation Units (PIU) the KESH, OST and OShEE in the procurement, monitoring, contract administration and supervision activities in the framework of implementation of the Power Recovery Project (PRP). […]

Second Power Transmission Project – Procurement and Project Management

Mercados – Aries International works on the Second Power Transmission Project (PTP-2) in Ukraine, and general Scope of Work for SPTP includes the following: reconstruction of electrical substations by replacement of obsolete and comparatively worn-out equipment to be replaced with up-todate state-of-the-art technologies installation of 20 MVAr reactive power compensation devices (shunted reactors) on 35 […]

Kyzylorda Electricity Distribution Project – PIU Support

EBRD has developed a project together with the JSC KREC and the Akimat of Kyzylorda Oblast to modernise electricity distribution networks in the City of Kyzylorda and the Oblast of Kyzylorda in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Mercados – Aries International provides organisational and technical assistance to Electricity Distribution Company of the City of Kyzylorda (KREC) to […]