Thursday, 21 Jan 2021
The Authority for Electricity Regulation (AER) has appointed US energy consulting firm Energy + Environmental Economics (E3) to provide consultancy on assessing regulatory framework for adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in the sultanate.

US firm to advise AER on framework for making use of EVs

The authority revealed the appointment in a tweet on Tuesday, stating, “The authority appoints E3 to provide an assessment of the key regulatory issues relevant to the use of electric vehicles in Oman.”

The announcement came following the authority had floated a tender earlier this year inviting international consultants to bid for advisory solutions linked to the improvement of a regulatory framework required to assistance the development of eco-friendly mode of transportation in Oman.

E3 will be anticipated to make a evaluation and assessment of international greatest practice in terms of electrical energy sector regulatory frameworks and how they have evolved in relation to the challenge of supporting Evs.

It will also require to evaluation important developments in the marketplace for electric autos that could influence on the future design and style of regulatory frameworks and make certain suggestions for the requirements that must be adopted for EV chargers (contemplating practices in neighbouring nations, metering, connection styles and public security).

The consultant will also make observations on tariff evolution that may well much better allow the improvement of EVs in the sultanate and their possible impacts on government subsidy levels to the electrical energy sector.

Earlier this year, Oman celebrated the setting up of its very first EV charging station as element of the Middle East Global EVRT (Electric Vehicle Road Trip) that exposed EVs to nearby audiences in the area.

Subsequently, 12 a lot more EV charging stations have been installed in a number of locations which includes Sohar, Musannah and Muscat by GreenParking, a a single-quit shop for all parking oriented goods and solutions, in the Middle East.

“We plan to have a total of around 40 to 50 stations in Oman by the end of the year,” Sam Alawiye, CEO of GreenParking had stated.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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