eC2: Zambia – Preparation of a Least Cost Geospatial Electrification Plan for Grid and Off-Grid Rollout

imagesDeadline:  25-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  In Zambia, the overall national electricity access rate, defined as connection to the grid, is low at 31 percent. While the overall access rate in Zambia has steadily increasing in past years, rural access has stagnated at 4 percent. The proposed Least Cost Geospatial Electrification Plan is designed to underpin the National Electrification Strategy and the National electrification Programmme in Zambia. It will establish a high resolution geospatial data system, long term electricity demand forecasts and algorithmic, least cost optimization of grid and off-grid electricity systems, including rollout plan with phased investments to scale-up electricity access rates. In addition, the plan will develop cost estimates of supply options such as grid, mini-grid, and standalone systems to reach remote areas. The World Bank, with support from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), is seeking to hire a consulting firm (the Consultant) to assist GRZ in the preparation of its Least Cost Geospatial Electrification Plan for Grid and Off-Grid Rollout.

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