eConsultant2: Converting Biomass to Energy: A Guide to Developers and Investors

Deadline: 12-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

light-bulb-297489_640Enhancing access to power is a key priority for the IFC and biomass is an area of growing global importance. The overall objective of the study is to develop a white paper that would help build capacity among key stakeholders, as biomass continues to grow into and become a more important contributor to meet the energy needs in emerging countries.
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eConsultant2: Support India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to Draw up Rollout Plan for Renewable Energy.

Deadline:  24-Sep-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

File:India fields and wind turbines.jpgThe World Bank now intends to engage a Consulting Firm to study the finalized 24X7 plans with respect to Renewable energy and prepare a state wise roll out plan for the implementation of the plans. The consultants will also be required to support MNRE in coordination with the states for the renewable energy aspect of the 24X7 plan
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Building Resilience: Climate Change Helping Contain a Global Threat

Article originally published in the IFC’s Annual Report 2015.

Climate change will hit developing Climate-Change-Story-Bannercountries hardest — posing significant threats to their efforts to tackle water, energy, and food-supply needs.

Developing countries will need large sums of money to cope with climate change: up to $1 trillion a year. The private sector has an indispensable role to play, and IFC is at the forefront in mobilizing private capital to address climate change.

We provide finance and advice for energy-efficient and renewable-energy solutions — such as green buildings and solar power. Since 2005, we have made long-term investments totaling more than $13 billion in climate-related projects. This includes $2.3 billion in 103 projects in 31 countries in FY15. We also mobilized $2.2 billion from other investors.

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eConsultant2: Warranty Tracking System for Off-Grid Solar Products in Ethiopia

Deadline: 01-Oct-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

solar-energyThe World Bank is supporting Ministry of Energy Ethiopia and Development Bank of Ethiopia to enforce warranty service of off-grid solar products by developing a web-based electronic database and information management system.The World Bank now invites eligible consulting firms to indicate their interest in providing the services of developing the data platform.

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Think tank event: CSIS – Africa’s Changing Energy Landscape

Note: This event and related book launch (available for download here) could be of particular interest to Dutch companies considering participation in the PSLO Energy Mission on May 4 – 7.

The CSIS Africa Program and the CSIS Energy and National Security Program invite you to a discussion on:

Africa’s Changing Energy Landscape

Monday, April 20, 2015, 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
2nd Floor Conference Room
Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

New oil and gas discoveries across Africa have raised hopes among governments and citizens alike that major investments to spur economic growth and development are the horizon. But the recent collapse in oil prices and broader unease around the energy market leave the timetable for capitalizing on these new discoveries uncertain. Join us for a pair of panel discussions on what these discoveries mean for Africa’s energy landscape and what role renewable energy sources can play in broader efforts to increase energy access and support development across the continent. The conference will serve as the launch of the new CSIS report, “Africa’s New Energy Producers: Making the Most of Emerging Opportunities.”
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Assessment of post-implementation and completion results (ICR) of the Mozambique energy reform and access project


Expression of Interest Deadline:  14-Apr-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)

eConsultant2 website:

Tender notification: # 1178032

Assignment Countries: 

  • MZ – Mozambique

Analysis of the Indian power market and offtake possibilities for Nepalese producers: # 1176350

See full tender here : Analysis of the Indian power market and offtake possibilities for Nepalese producers

Expression of Interest Deadline: 26-Mar-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)

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Registration open: Annual Energy Sector Mission (4-7 May)

AnnouncementThe Private Sector Liaison Officers (PSLO) Network invites you to
mark your calendars for May 4 – 7, 2015 for a joint mission focusing on the
energy sector opportunities at the International Financial Institutions
specifically designed to provide an opportunity for the privatesector to:

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Lighting Kenya – Market Research on the off-grid lighting market in Kenya

In Kenya, it is estimated that 15% of the rural population is now connected to the grid. The off-grid sector has also registered impressive growth with market penetration of 10-12% achieved through a sustainable, commercial private-sector model.

The program is undertaking market research to assess the development of the off-grid lighting market in Kenya. The scope of work will include but not be limited to:
– the supply chain in terms of retailers carrying the products;
– the extent to which they have penetrated the rural market;
– the estimated market share of products that have passed LA standards vs the rest;
– and an overview of the after sales service structure.

See full tender here: Market Research on the off-grid lighting market – Kenya

Expression of Interest Deadline: 05 March 2015