eC2: Myanmar Distributed Generation Scoping Study

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 ict_day_card_1and 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.

Continue reading

eC2: Consulting firm for Resource Efficiency and Clean energy Advisory to Textile-Footwear Industries.

Deadline: 28-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) 

PSLO Energy Mission to Washington

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.

Continue reading

eC2: Clean Technology Manufacturing value chain in Egypt

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 light-bulb-297489_640to 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.

Continue reading

eC2: ESMAP Consulting Opportunities

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and esmaptechnical 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.

Continue reading

eC2: Clean Energy Program in Bangladesh

Deadline: 07-Nov-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)light-bulb-297489_640

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

eConsultant2: Feasibility study of PV hybridization of diesel-based mini-grids in Niger

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 AfricaWorld 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.

Continue reading

Online event: Climate Action and Green Competitiveness

greencompetitivenessDate: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 14:30 – 16:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: International Finance Corporation Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online

JOIN ONLINE: http://live.worldbank.org/climate-action-green-competitiveness

Speakers:

  • Rachel Kyte: Vice President & Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group

AM15 event: Unleashing Private Investment in Renewable Energy

Annual Meeting 2015 event
Lima2015

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

Can Dutch firms profit from carbon pricing?

Article originally posted on the World Bank website.

New Principles to Help Accelerate the Growing Global Momentum for Carbon Pricing

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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 spotlight is on New York now with the upcoming United Nations meeting on the new Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Week New York, and in about two months, global leaders will meet again in Paris for COP 21.

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.

Continue reading

Successful NL / WB Clean Cookstove Webinar

Every year over 4 million people, mostly women and children, die due to air pollution caused by unhealthy cookstoves and other heat sources. webinar-met-worldbankOn 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