Deadline: 29-Oct-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
South Africa has committed to increasing its renewable generation capacity to help fulfil its international climate change mitigation commitments to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Currently, the majority of electricity generated by the South African electricity utility, Eskom, and sold on to inter alia, municipalities is coal based. The electricity landscape in South Africa is, however, changing – moving away from the single buyer model to accommodate other generators and buyers. To date, municipalities have not fully participated in the energy transition especially around decarbonizing the electricity sector.
Municipalities, as key drivers of low-carbon embedded generation, are of pivotal importance in achieving such GHG emission reductions through new clean generation capacity. In tandem, municipalities (who rely on electricity sales as a revenue source) are facing dire challenges regarding their financial and environmental sustainability. The objective of the assignment is to provide technical assistance support by reviewing the applicable legal and regulatory framework for municipalities in South Africa to competitively procure new clean/renewable generation capacity, either by itself or through IPPs.
See full tender here: Consulting Service- Support the National Treasuries Cities Support Programme
eConsultant2 website: https://wbgeconsult2.worldbank.org/wbgec/index.html
Tender notification: # 1270803
ZA – South Africa