Scaling up climate investments will require innovation in five key areas

Just ask the investors: businesses in emerging markets can no longer afford to ignore the risks posed by the changing climate to their bottom lines. Ranging from increasingly frequent and severe weather events to new regulations and changing consumer preferences, climate change is fundamentally transforming the way we do business. Increasingly, companies and their investors are seeking opportunities to transition to and invest in climate-smart portfolios.

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eC2:Framework for Deployment of Solar-Energy Storage Solutions

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

The chosen consultant (or consortium of consultants) must have suitable experience with the technology (e.g. storage technology, global industry standards), markets (industry leading technology suppliers, market trends) and tendering processes (e.g. development of bid documents, management of competitive tenders, and understanding of bankability requirements). They should also have a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly to non-technical audience. People with prior experience of working in reputed national and/or international energy storage companies, especially on implementation of grid-connected energy storage solutions, would be given preference. The team with domestic/regional experience to spend significant time in field, backed by team with international experience in energy storage firms for quality assurance and as an advisory panel. Any changes to the proposed team members during actual execution of the assignment shall not be permitted (barring exceptional circumstances if justifiable). The short-listed consulting firms are encouraged to propose names of actual execution team against proposed positions

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eC2: Assessment of Battery Energy Storage Applications in the West African Power Pool Utilities and Countries

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

The work under this project will be done through the three major tasks described below:solar-energy
1. Feasibility study of energy storage for frequency support in WAPP power system

2. Assessment of energy storage applications in WAPP countries (on grid systems and off-grid mini grids, building/factory storage, etc.)

3. Financial assessment of incorporating energy storage for grid support

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Energy storage: A critical piece of the power puzzle

Just months after a historic climate conference in Paris, I can’t help but marvel at how far the world has progressed in the uptake of renewable energy. Take solar power, for example. What used to be a prohibitively expensive endeavor just years ago, is now a household-level solution in many countries. Then there are the record-setting solar auctions in countries like Zambia, the United Arab Emirates, India, Mexico, and Peru.
So what’s the next critical piece of the puzzle in our global efforts to provide sustainable energy for all? Continue reading