eC2: Key Factors for Successful Development of Offshore Wind in Emerging Markets

Deadline: 26-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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The scope of the assignment shall cover the major topics that need to be considered by policymakers and regulators when establishing a new market for offshore wind development. These shall include, but not be limited to, the following points:

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eC2: Key Factors for Successful Development of Offshore Wind in Emerging Markets

Deadline: 19-Mar-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The scope of the assignment shall cover the major topics that need to be considered by energypolicymakers and regulators when establishing a new market for offshore wind development. These shall include, but not be limited to, the following points:

1. Policy discussion on successful policy measures including drivers, targets;
2. Pre-development geospatial planning and technical studies, including zoning;
3. Stakeholder identification and consultation;
4. Legal key legislation to facilitate project development and delivery;
5. Environmental and social policies to ensure sustainable offshore wind development
6. Health & safety referencing best practice from Europe and related sectors (e.g. oil and gas);
7. Consenting roles and responsibilities between agencies and building public sector capacity;
8. Transmission models for development, financing and ownership of transmission;
9. Grid integration best practice in integration of offshore wind into grids
10. Tariff and bankability offtake mechanisms to ensure bankable revenue;
11. Project solicitation identification of sites, competitive methodologies for awarding rights;
12. Supply chain approaches to support and encourage local supply chain and infrastructure development (e.g. ports);
13. Financing project structures to minimize risk (both on public and private elements)

Full Terms of Reference (TOR) will be included in a future Request for Proposals (RFP) which will be issued to Consultants that are shortlisted from this REOI.

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Off-Grid Solar Market Trends Report 2020

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  • The off-grid solar sector has expanded into a $1.75 billion annual market serving 420 million users over the past decade and continues to grow.
  • As the sector matures and productive use of off-grid solar solutions such as solar water pumps, cold storage and other products servicing public institutions become natural expansion areas, companies are increasingly focused on its financial sustainability.
  • To achieve universal access to electricity by 2030, the off-grid solar sector would need to serve as many as 132 million households, which in turn would require between $6.6 billion to $11 billion in additional financing.

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eC2: Preparation of a National Electrification Analysis in Mauritania

Deadline: 20-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Government of Mauritania (GoM) has laid out a new vision for the country’s Africadevelopment, under its Accelerated Growth and Prosperity Sharing Strategy (SCAPP, the acronym in French). SCAPP’s Vision for the Future, “The Mauritania We Want in 2030,” aims for strong, inclusive and sustainable growth to meet the basic needs of citizens and ensure their well-being. In the energy sector, the Government aims to ensure universal access to quality services at the lowest cost and to provide economic actors with reliable and secure electricity, through: (a) Development of new production capacities from local resources, mainly natural gas; (b) Expansion of the transport network and interconnection with neighboring countries; (c) Increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy mix and (d) Implementing decentralized solutions in remote rural areas. The strategy seeks to increase access rate to 95% in urban areas and 40% in rural areas, in order to reach an overall electrification rate of 70% at the national level by 2030.

The proposed National Electrification Analysis would provide analysis and insight on various electricity access options for Mauritania, specifically through: (a) data collection and analysis; (b) assessment of service quality levels; (c) identification of potential least-cost technology options for electrification; and (d) identification of potential options and arrangements for scaling up electrification in Mauritania in line with national access targets.

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eC2: Service Contract to support preparation of the Zambia Clean Cooking and Heating component

Deadline: 17-Feb-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is looking to hire a company for a service contract and testing of cookstovescookstove use in Zambia. The findings will feed into the development of the project component. The service contract will include a Stove User Testing and a Market Analysis to ensure that the cookstove change promoted as part of the World Bank project offers a true value proposition to potential consumers and assess how it best fits within the Zambian market. To assess cookstove efficiency, particulate matter (PM) emissions, carbon monoxide (CO) emissions, durability, and safety, cookstoves are tested and certified in labs using a set of standardized ISO protocols. However, such lab tests have no bearing on the actual efficiency of the stove when used in the household achieved by users cooking with them. In addition, it yields no results on potential fuel and cash savings or stove acceptance.
The objective of the Stove User Testing is to produce a comparative analysis of cookstoves currently in use.

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eC2: Closing Gaps in Womens Employment in the Africa Energy Sector Terms of Reference | AFR Womens Employment Consultancy

Deadline: 13-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) rw_gender_ag_blog

There will be key criteria for the development of the deliverables:
1. Gender Gaps: A focus on gender equality priorities across the categories policy, leadership, employment, is expected.
2. Client Focus: The focus will be on providing relevant content and recommendations( strategies/remedial actions, activities and programmes) to the WB and KenGen which will be focused in the energy sector and other sectors such as education etc.
3. Partnerships: The consultant will be expected to map out feasible partnerships with e.g. like minded companies and institutions professional associations, universities and NGOs as part of the outputs delivered.
4. Budget and Sustainability: Key will be mapping costs and timelines of the interventions proposed in the gender options analysis. This is essential for sustainability.
5. Key Performance Indicators. What will be the success factors
6. Monitoring and Evaluation Framework. Define how to measure success

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eC2:Scaling Mini-grid: Technical Support

Deadline: 16-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Least_cost_electricity_mapping_for_tanzania_from_onsset_model

To support the design and development of the initiative, IFC is seeking a firm with expertise in the field of mini-grid engineering with view of helping the definition of the technology strategy and requirements to be implemented under this initiative. This will consist among other things in developing standardized technical standards, performance requirements and EPC contracts towards ensuring quality of equipment while favoring cost efficiencies notably through efficiencies of scale. The firm will be expected to demonstrate solid technical experience in mini-grid, having worked in this segment for at least 2-3 years with demonstrated track record in regard to first-hand understanding of on-the-ground realities.

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eC2: Scaling Mini-grid: Data and Tender Management Online Platform

Deadline: 16-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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To support the design and development of the initiative, IFC is seeking a firm or a consortium of firms with expertise in the fields of data and IT tools with view in developing an online project development, tender and M&E IT platform to support the implementation of the initiative. The first phase of this assignment will consist in designing a new online platform or customizing an existing IT product based on the requirements developed under the broader initiative. Focus will be given on standardizing data collection, data analysis, tender processes and monitoring and evaluation requirements to support projects preparation, award, development and performance monitoring. In addition to IT product development and implementation track record, the firm or consortium will be expected to demonstrate solid knowledge of the mini-grid sector, as well as experience in mini-grid project preparation and PPP tendering processes.

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eC2: Scaling Mini-grid: PPP model development

Deadline: 16-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) PPPs

To support the design and development of the initiative, IFC is seeking a firm or a consortium of firms with expertise in the field of mini-grids and PPPs in infrastructure including but not limited to the following skillset: public-private-partnerships models and transactions preparation, energy sector policies and regulations, mini-grid PPP programs, financing and risk mitigation instruments, market intelligence, data collection and analysis, monitoring and evaluation as well as stakeholders engagement, marketing and communications. The firm or consortium will be expected to demonstrate solid experience in mini-grid, having worked in this segment for at least 2-3 years and combining strong analytical capabilities with first-hand understanding of on-the-ground realities.

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eC2: Technology Innovations in Industrial Decarbonization in Developing Countries – Scoping Study

Deadline: 06-Jan-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) esmap

The goal of the proposed assignment is, in cooperation with the World Banks Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) team, to produce a comprehensive report on innovative technological solutions for decarbonizing industries in World Bank Group client countries. The report should present the existing innovative solutions for decarbonizing the industrial sector that are on different technology readiness levels (TRL), starting with TRL 3, and show how the WBG operations teams can use those solutions and in which sectors. The report should focus on solutions that have a high green-house gas emissions abatement potential and high scalability in developing countries. For the identified technologies the report should address present costs and any other barriers to deployment, examples of policies/regulations could foster adoption, and experiences from strategies for moving up TRLs. Prospects for future costs decreases also need to be included.

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