Deadline: 13-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The IFC is seeking consultancy services to undertake an analysis of the current market and key barriers for distributed clean power generation solutions in Myanmar. This study will primarily focus on the potential for distributed PV solutions providing power to clients on a commercially viable scale, including both grid-connected and off-grid facilities. In particular, it should focus on the market for commercial and industrial customers, rather than minigrids or other residential applications. The result of this study will be a market mapping of the potential customers that could serve as a pipeline of projects for suppliers and investors in the future, including the key characteristics of these customers, analysis of market segments, and a review of the main barriers these customers face in adopting PV solutions. The study will also profile the business models prevalent in Myanmar, to inform potential financing structures that could help unlock needed capital in the sector.
Deadline: 28-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Firms responding to this EOI should have practical experience working with the textile/apparel/footwear sector in Vietnam and/or other countries in Asia-Pacific and demonstrated expertise in developing cost-effective projects to save water, energy, and chemicals and reduce variable operating costs. Interested consultants must have a broad range of capabilities in the areas of firm-level REF scoping/detailed assessments, wastewater treatment and recycle projects, and sector-level capacity building, awareness raising, and employee training. In addition, interested consultant must have experience in developing captive renewable energy projects. Relevant experience working with manufacturing supply chains will be a plus. Development of high-quality reports and other deliverables in both English and Vietnamese in a timely manner will be required. The consultant team must have a local partner who work in related field. IFC reserves the right to modify the scope and/or cancel this EOI depending on available funding.
Deadline: 28-Feb-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The Government of Egypt (GoE) is one of T&Cs current clients. The country has committed to improving and promoting energy efficiency driven by the energy security risks associated with the pressures from growing population and rising fuel demand on its finite fossil fuel supply. This shortage of traditional fuels poses a serious challenge to the industrial growth of Egypt. The industrial sector energy demand amounts to approximately one third of final energy production. Yet energy efficiency within industries is not adequately exploited due to high energy subsidies, the lack of an effective policy framework, weak environmental law enforcement, and the lack of availability of clean technologies in the local market, among other factors.
The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank. It provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. Supporting over a hundred activities in countries around the world at any given time, ESMAP is an integral part of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank.
Recently they have published several consulting opportunities on the eConsultant2 website.
Deadline: 07-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Currently, IFC has two clean energy projects in Bangladesh, including, the Lighting Asia Bangladesh and Waste to Energy Scale Up and looking forward to hire one Short Term Consultant (STC) for its Clean Energy program. Continue reading →
Deadline: 13-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The assignment output is expected to inform the Government of Niger, NIGELEC and the World Bank for the design of a World Bank-financed project component that aims to hybridize with PV and expand access to electricity in some of the existing micro-grids (centres isolés) operated by NIGELEC in throughout Niger.
The selected consultant firm will conduct a phased feasibility study of the potential options for hybridization and expanding access to electricity (households, businesses, etc.) of these mini-grids. Options for hybridization may include PV and options for storage capacity during night hours (batteries or diesel). After a first screening of the potential of the mini-grids to be hybridized and agreed technology option, the Consultant will conduct the feasibility studies (including demand assessments) of the selected mini-grids.
Date: Friday, October 9, 2015 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Peru) / 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 16:00 – 17:30 (GMT) or convert time Location: Pachacamac Room, Lima Convention Center, Lima, Peru & Online
Taking action to scale-up private sector investment in clean energy is crucial to ensuring power for growing economies, securing sustainable livelihoods, and addressing climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.
What solutions already exist and what needs to be done to stimulate further private sector investment in renewable energy? Continue reading →
New Principles to Help Accelerate the Growing Global Momentum for Carbon Pricing
New report shows the number of implemented or planned carbon pricing schemes around the world has almost doubled since 2012, with existing schemes now worth about $50 billion.
About 40 nations and 23 cities, states or regions are using a carbon price. This represents the equivalent of about 7 billion tons of carbon dioxide, or 12 percent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions.
And new report lays out six key principles to put a price on carbon – the FASTER principles – for putting a price on carbon based on economic principles and experience of what is already working around the world
The decisions made in New York and Paris will set the course for development for years to come. But while these are top level, pivotal meetings, actors around the world are not waiting for a global agreement to act. They are already putting a price on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions to drive clean investment. This includes the private sector. And we’ve seen companies from the oil and gas industry – calling for widespread carbon pricing. Today, over 400 businesses worldwide are using an internal price on carbon to guide their investments.
Every year over 4 million people, mostly women and children, die due to air pollution caused by unhealthy cookstoves and other heat sources. On Tuesday, September 29, your Netherlands Embassy’s NL4WorldBank team, in close cooperation with the World Bank Group, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, organized the first ever Clean Cookstove Webinar to address this issue.
How it works
Geared towards the Dutch private sector, the webinar offered the participants the chance to pitch their companies’ cookstove or related product to a group of World Bank staff all working on cookstove projects across the world. Continue reading →