Year in Review: 2019 in 14 Charts

As this decade comes to an end, the world has seen progress on many fronts. The poorest countries have greater access to water, electricity, and sanitation (i.e., a toilet). Poverty and child mortality have fallen. Technology has spread far and wide so that there are now more mobile phones than people. But we’ve also broken some of the wrong kinds of records. In 2019, more people were forcibly displaced than any other time in history. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit an all-time high and biodiversity is declining at an accelerating rate. These charts highlight some remarkable achievements and the serious challenges that remain as we head into 2020.

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eC2: Enabling Private Sector Participation in Electricity Distribution

Deadline: 14-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

U.S. Electricity Output Rose 6.2% From A Year Earlier

Policy makers acknowledge the role of private sector in distribution but would want to understand business models that may be suitable considering the local context of states in India. Till date only two cases of private sector participation in the Indian electricity distribution (under Licensee mode) have been tried in the states of Delhi and Odisha with mixed results. Beyond these two examples, other models of private sector participation (PSP) such as distribution franchises are also prevalent in the country and have met with mixed results. Further, Govt. of India in the past had also drafted an amendment bill to Electricity Act for introducing carriage and content separation, which may be another approach to encourage competition in the electricity distribution sector.

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eC2: Technical consultant – Electricity Markets

Deadline: 14-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

U.S. Electricity Output Rose 6.2% From A Year Earlier

The International Finance Corporation (IFC part of the World Bank Group) is in preliminary discussions with the Government of Northern Macedonia, assess the bankability and support the development of a greenfield pumped-storage hydropower plant.  Within the context of this potential engagement, IFC expects the need to perform a least-cost electricity generation and storage assessment of Northern Macedonia and neighboring countries, and economic analysis of the proposed project, and is seeking expressions of interest from experienced technical consultants (or consortia of consultants) with experience in electricity market design / assessment and renewable power generation.

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This is What it’s All About: Boosting Renewable Energy in Africa

This story is part of a series that will run ahead of the third edition of the One Planet Renewable-energySummit which will take place in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 14, 2019. The Summit will bring together global leaders, entrepreneurs, international organizations, and civil society, to help accelerate and focus attention on climate investments in line with the Paris Agreement objectives. The Summit will focus on promoting renewable energies, fostering resilience and adaptation and protecting biodiversity in Africa. Follow #OnePlanet for live updates and tune in live on March 14.

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eC2: Improved renewable energy integration and electricity services through battery storage in India

Deadline: 20-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

U.S. Electricity Output Rose 6.2% From A Year Earlier

II. Objectives of the assignment:

4. The technical, economic and social benefits of battery energy storage solutions (BESS) have not been well examined in India, nor have the business cases for deploying BESS been articulated at different voltage levels.

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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.

MOZAMBIQUE

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