eC2: Ethiopia – Cost of Service and Tariff Study

Deadline: 23-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The proposed study will (a) determine the cost of electricity service in Ethiopia and theethiopia _ revenue requirement of the electric utilities during 2018-2030; and (b) analyze the current electricity tariff structure and propose options for tariff optimization.

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eC2: Pre-Feasibility Study for Affordable and Resilient Settlement Development and Upgrading in Vanuatu

Deadline: 31-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The long-term vision of the Government of Vanuatu is to provide potable water, sanitation, roads, drainage, and electricity to low- and middle-income households in wpid-photo-04092013-1229-pmselected settlements. Services must conform to appropriate standards, but also be affordable. Infrastructure development must allow for population growth, be resilient to natural hazards, climate change effects (e.g. increased rainfall and sea level rise), and environmental impacts (e.g. soil erosion, concentration of flow, and waste contamination).

This selection is for Consulting services for a firm to carry out and prepare:
Engineering pre-feasibility studies and concept designs for development platforms and infrastructure services at five existing settlement sites and one greenfield site for low-middle income, mixed-use residential development in Greater Port Vila, Vanuatu; and
Preliminary cost estimates for downstream: physical investigations, environmental/social safeguards, design, construction, and supervision.

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eC2: Analytical work on electric mobility programs

mo-rabat-tram-lukakikina-shutterstockDeadline: 03-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

This activity will involve assembling global evidence and analysis on electric mobility programs and their impact on development. The objective is to help countries design electric mobility programs that are successful and effective at achieving their intended development aims across climate, economic, fiscal, and technical dimensions. The scope of analysis will consider (i) private vehicle transport; (ii) public transport; and (iii) freight transport. The firm / organization selected for this assignment will implement 3 core activities: 1. Data and information gathering on the current state of electric mobility around the world – including (i)status of key technologies; (ii) definition of key market participants; (iii) development of a database on ongoing or recently completed pilots or programs; 2. Collection of stakeholder views through interviews and surveys; and 3. Compilation of country case studies on electric mobility programs.

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eC2: Performance Diagnosis & Preparation of an Action Plan for the Performance Improvement of the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG)

Deadline: 30-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) GAS

To support the improvement of STEGs financial, technical, and commercial performance by (i) undertaking an operational and management diagnosis of the utility; (ii) designing a detailed plan for STEG to carry out necessary investments and reforms to meet the targets of its performance contract; and (iii) determining the current revenue requirement of STEG based on their cost structure and identifying the efficient revenue requirement for the next 10 years based on the improvements proposed in the performance improvement plan above.

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eC2: Treasury and risk management support to electricidade de Mozambique

Deadline: 23-Nov-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: IFC is looking into supporting Electricidade de Mocambique (EdM) to increase the efficiency of its operational processes. The objective of the Technical Assistance (“TA”) assignment(the Project) is to strengthen EdMs treasury and risk management functions and to build capacity and skills within EdM. The Project will be conducted onsite at the EdMs offices in Maputo, Mozambique.

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eC2: Zambia – Off-grid site identification and prioritization

Deadline: 30-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The proposed activity seeks to first develop new datasets that will enable the identification and prioritization of potential off-grid sites, and faster and more accurate market analysis for public and private stakeholders operating in Zambia. Datasets should include, for example, household locations and indicators on ability to pay, population density and proximity to the national grid, potential for productive uses of electricity and up-to-date data on national electricity grid transmission and distribution line locations. It is expected that these datasets then be used to narrow down geographic areas and priority villages that could be interesting markets for off-grid energy services.

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eC2:Vietnam Electricity Corporate Strategy Advisory Services

Deadline: 19-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

Stage I: Diagnostic Analysis: In stage I the advisory services will support EVN in: (a) reviewing and updating its corporate vision and mission statements; (b) analyzing recent business trends and the impacts on EVNs financial performance of its operating environment (including legal and regulatory framework), internal resources, and core competencies; (c) clarifying and documenting long-term strategic goals. Upon completion of these three tasks a First Senior Management retreat (senior EVN executives and Board of Management) will be held to debate and confirm corporate agreement to the proposed long term strategic objectives. In Stage II: Preparation of Corporate Strategy and Implementation Plan, the management consultant will help EVN to prepare detailed action plans for: (a) the achievement of EVNs long-term corporate goals; and (b)implementation and monitoring of the strategy, including the linkage of the strategy to EVN’s corporate and annual budgeting process.

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eC2: Assessment of floating PV potential for Pakistan

Deadline: 15-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group (WBG), is scaling+solar+main+bannerseeking a qualified consulting firm to undertake a market assessment of floating PV.

The purpose of the proposed study is twofold: 1. assess the commercial readiness of floating PV in general, as well as the key issues and potential business models; and 2. identify suitable sites in Pakistan.

The proposed terms of reference (TOR) are attached.

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eC2:Design and Implementation of the Albanian Electricity Balancing Market

Deadline: 19-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)India Energy

Albania is in the process of establishing a Power Exchange. This is an important step for the future operation of the power sector in Albania and in line with the international obligations of the country vis-à-vis the Energy Community, and the recent MoU signed as part of the WB6 process. Creating a Day-Ahead Market is the natural starting point for liberalizing the power sector as this will allow for the regional integration with neighboring countries through market coupling. An organized day-ahead market remains however incomplete, without also the co-existence of a Balancing Market.
This project consists of all the technical, regulatory and legal support to develop, establish and operationalize a working Balancing Market for Albania. This is a very concise assignment taking into account the target dates: by 1 October 2017 to have the starting of the Dry-run phase and by 1 January 2018 the go live and initiation of commercial operation of the Balancing Market.

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Making Power Affordable for Africa and Viable for Its Utilities

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  • It is possible for Sub-Saharan Africa’s poor to get access to affordable electricity and for the utilities that supply power to be profitable at the same time.
  • For Africa’s power sector to work for utilities, steps have to be taken to minimize losses related to transmission and distribution of electricity, ensure customers pay their electricity bills, and raise tariffs appropriately.
  • Accurate metering of individual households and sharply targeted cross-subsidies are essential to expand household access to electricity.

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