The Neighborhood Battery System: Conserving Energy and Reducing Emissions in the Netherlands

EnergyElectric cars are so popular in the Netherlands that it would not be uncommon, say, for a
Tesla to roll up as a taxi outside Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Though charging stations are not yet ubiquitous, it is not difficult to find them in Dutch communities, parking lots, and along the streets.

To reduce carbon emissions, national and local governments are taking various approaches—and, thus, electric cars, solar home systems, and energy-efficient solutions for buildings are booming in Europe. Cities like Amsterdam are front and center of this transformation. For instance, Netherlands has an ambitious goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 80–95 percent by 2050 compared with 1990, making it an ideal venue for a Smart Cities Tour earlier this year, where  a group of 26 representatives, including national and municipal officials and World Bank project teams, to learn from the Netherlands’ successful experience in energy sector transformation.

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eC2: Improving the Electricity Tariff Regulatory Framework in Honduras

Deadline:  05-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The objective of the assignment is to support the GoHN, in particular the regulatory body CREE, to develop multiyear tariff methodologies and draft the regulatory framework to set retail electricity tariffs, distribution and transmission (D&T) charges/tariffs based on efficient cost components and fees. The methodology and regulation should include i) an automatic adjustment mechanism for D&T components, as well as to reflect changes in power purchase costs, and ii) cover the main process for the D&T companies to periodically submit the tariff application and for the regulatory entity to review and approve.

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eC2: Innovative approaches to Public-Private Partnerships in smart grid investments: Best practice experiences from government collaboration with utilities

Deadline: 02-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-energy

The proposed work consists of three tasks: (i) an analysis of innovative approaches to Public-Private Partnerships in smart grid investments and the role of the public sector; (ii) Recommendations for application of PPP models for smart grid investments and identification of a project/project concept pipeline, and; (iii) Dissemination of study findings report, slide deck and supplementing material through internal and external outreach to target audience. The final output will be a report and slide deck. The report will emphasize experiences from ongoing smart grid PPP projects in developed and developing countries and must provide practical guidance on the design, preparation and implementation of smart grid projects that can be used by government officials, utility managers and World Bank Group staff.

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eC2: ENERCA – From recovery to sustainability strategy

Deadline: 02-Oct-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)solar-energy

The primary objectives of the assignment is to identify the actions necessary for ENERCA to achieve its recovery and development objectives and to secure private sector participation for its management. Five activities are envisaged at this stage: (i) Diagnostic and establishment of baseline indicators to monitor ENERCA performances (ii) Establishment of target indicators to be achieved in a three to five years horizon; (iii) Development of a financial plan for ENERCA; (iv) Development of a business plan for ENERCA including key actions to be implemented in a 3 to 5 year horizon. (v) Development different business development paths for ENRCA over the long term. Fluency in French is essential to carry out the assignment.
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eC2: Gender and Energy Consultant Ethiopia Energy Program

Deadline: 18-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)India Energy

EEU has adopted a Womens Affairs Policy and Procedures to guide the institutions actions on gender mainstreaming. Informed by the National Gender Mainstreaming Guidelines developed by the MoWCYA, the stated policy objective is to realize preferred gender equality system [sic] and protect human rights of women employees in the institution. It is applicable to all functional units and employees of the EEU. EEU has also recognizes how the energy sector can contribute towards the gender targets outlined in GTP II and has aligned its gender actions accordingly. In addition, Power Africa has recently completed a report on Integrating Gender into EEU: A Mapping and Needs Assessment which is also expected to guide proposed gender actions.
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Success story: Ecofys supports World Bank Group to navigate the energy and climate transition

solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-KenueoneOver the past 15 years, the World Bank Groups’ Community Development Carbon Fund (CDCF) has contributed to reducing over 4 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent and created community co-benefits aligned with sustainable development goals (SDGs) for approximately 17.5 million people. Ecofys, a Navigant company and headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands, has supported the Bank’s efforts and recently presented a retrospective that illustrates the impressive results of the World Bank Groups work.

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eC2: Technical Consultant (individual) to support the WBG/IFC project on Sustainable Energy Financing of India MSMEs

Deadline: 06-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The overall objective will be to support the EcoCities Project SME EE Finance component, to facilitate EE/RE financing for MSMEs by working with financial institutions and other key stakeholders, in the identified cities, resulting in an increase in EE loans to MSMEs.

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eC2:BELIZE ENERGY RESILIENT CLIMATE ADAPTATION PROJECT Loan

Deadline: 14-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The objective of this assignment (the Services) is to assist Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) to develop an effective vegetation study and management plan. This is to ensure that the utility is able to better manage vegetation growth near and under its utilitys lines, and prevent any physically damaging incident with minimal losses, in particular during storms. The plan has to be implemented in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner and be in full compliance with Belizes and the World Banks environmental and social policies and regulations. The specific objectives are: (i) to assess the limitations and capacities of BEL personnel and physical inventory, whether positive or negative, and propose mitigation measures which will effectively address the response time; (ii) identify different alternatives and their potential impacts and relevant mitigation measures; and (iii) to establish clear directives and methodologies for the effective implementation of the plan. The indicative implementation period for the Services is September 2017 August 2019.

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eC2: Impact of carbon pricing instruments on national economy and contribution to NDC

Deadline:  31-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

 

The Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR) is a forum for collective innovation and a solar-energyfund to support countries to prepare and implement climate change policies in order to scale-up mitigation efforts. The PMR consists of 13 Contributing Participants, who provide financial support to the PMR Trust Fund and share their carbon pricing experience, and 19 Implementing Country Participants, who receive funding and technical support. In Thailand, the PMR supports the design of an Energy Performance Certificate scheme and prepares infrastructure such as a database and MRV system. PMR activities also include a study on the legal framework for an ETS and preparation of the Low Carbon City Program and Fund.

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eC2: Market Monitoring System for the Colombian Wholesale Electricity and Natural Gas Markets

Deadline: 22-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) GAS

Definition, design, and deployment of a Market Monitoring System (MMS) able to give accurate, automatic, and timely signals to the participants in the natural gas and electric power markets of Colombia by gathering, storing, processing, analyzing, and reporting information from different sources, including transactions of financial products related to the energy markets. The MMS is expected to contribute to the economic efficiency of the markets and prevent opportunistic anti-competitive behavior affecting market prices.
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