eC2: Mapping and prioritization of hydropower resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo

HYDRODeadline: 10-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this activity is to inform the Government of DRC (GoDRC)s plan to develop its vast and untapped hydropower resources. The activity will (i) assess and map geospatially DRCs hydropower resources; (ii) rank small, medium, and large green field hydropower sites based on technical and economic considerations; (iii) provide narrowed/priority lists of sites by category, with a focus on mid-size sites (10 100 MW), and based on multi-criteria analysis jointly identified with the Government and the World Bank; (iv) provide in-country advice and training to enable stakeholders to participate in the production, maintenance and future enrichment of the database and related information created and (v) offer practical advice for implementation of priority site development. The priority lists and implementation advice will form practical guidance based on which the GoDRC will launch prefeasibility or feasibility studies of selected medium size hydropower sites funded separately under IDA resources.
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eC2: Hydraulic study and Environmental Flows (EFlows) Assessment for the Mpatamanga Hydropower Project

HYDRODeadline: 22-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective:  IFC is supporting the Government of Malawi (GOM) with the development of the 309 MW Mpatamanga Hydroelectric Project. IFC is proposing to procure a consultant to provide certain services in this regard. The main objective of the services is to confirm the adequacy of the proposed operation pattern for the Mpatamanga HPP. The study is aimed at 1) confirming / identifying acceptable minimum and maximum flow for the daily peaking operations and 2) better defining the extent and impacts of the water level and flow velocity daily fluctuations, especially on important natural ecosystems downstream.

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eC2: Assistance for the development of a hydropower o&m outsourcing business in Nepal

Deadline: 17-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

IFC Advisory is looking for a consulting firm which will carry out a market assessment of the potential for o&m outsourcing in Nepal, and develop a business plan accordingly for an O&M service company. The firm will also review the existing experience within BPC, develop the necessary processes (technical and commercial) and optimize the organization structure. The Consultant will prepare and deliver two 1-week training sessions as well as accompany BPC staff to visit one hydro plant in another country which has been outsourced to a specialized company. The consulting firm shall have in-depth experience in hydropower O&M and the concept of outsourcing.

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eC2: Cumulative impacts of hydropower in the Kuri-Gongri River in Bhutan

Deadline:  03-Aug-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The consultancy services will involve a study on cumulative impacts of hydropower in Kuri-Gongri River Basin. An inventory of all major water uses will be conducted for the Kuri-Gongri River basin in Bhutan, which hosts almost half of the total hydropower potential of Bhutan. This will include the use for hydropower, agriculture, water supply, as well as for environment, social and cultural purposes. Cumulative impacts of water uses and infrastructure development will be studied and quantified. The assignment will be conducted on a rapid basis during a period of nine months starting from October 2017. The estimated work input is 120 staff weeks of which at least 30% should be local expertise.

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eC2: Assessment of National Policy on Benefit Sharing in Hydropower Projects

Deadline: 01-Jul-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this consultancy is to undertake an assessment to inform proposals HYDROregarding a sector-wide institutional and policy framework for the Government of Papua New Guinea to enable long-term sharing of part of the economic benefits of hydropower projects with the communities that are adversely affected by and/or are hosting such projects.

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eC2 : Green Growth Investment Fund Africa (GGIFA) Project Pipeline Analysis

Deadline:  15-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)GFF

The consultants will undertake the following activities at the Jhelum-Poonch Basin-wide level. Consultant proposals must indicate to what extent the data collection and analysis will be done and the specific output for each activity. On-the-job learning among local level authorities is essential in the areas of collecting and managing scientific data. Broader multi-stakeholder engagement is also essential including overall involvement of local authorities, NGOs, the Hydropower Developers Working Group, Ministry of Water and Power, PPIB and NEPRA, among others.

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eC2: Basin-wide studies in the Jhelum-Poonch Basin, Pakistan for Sustainable Hydropower

Deadline:  15-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The consultants will undertake the following activities at the Jhelum-Poonch Basin-wide level. Consultant proposals must indicate to what extent the data collection and analysis will be done and the specific output for each activity. On-the-job learning among local level authorities is essential in the areas of collecting and managing scientific data. Broader multi-stakeholder engagement is also essential including overall involvement of local authorities, NGOs, the Hydropower Developers Working Group, Ministry of Water and Power, PPIB and NEPRA, among others.

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Mapping and Valuing Ecosystems Services, and Prioritizing Investments in Select Watersheds in Nepal and Pakistan to support Sustainable Hydropower

Deadline: 20-Apr-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

To help Nepal and Pakistan promote smart hydropower development through catchment area management in support of countries green growth strategies, the World Bank is initiating an activity whose main components are to: (i) create awareness and influence among policymakers across energy, water resources, and forestry ministries on the role of catchment area management and PES schemes in promoting sustainable hydropower and as a source of green and inclusive growth; (ii) generating know-how on how integrated catchment area management can promote smart hydropower development and green inclusive growth through (a) the application of ecosystem services-based modeling tools to map and value ecosystem services and to develop cost-effective catchment area management plans in selected catchments; and (iii) strengthen capacity of technical officers to apply catchment area management tools.

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eC2: Small Hydropower Mapping in Lao

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

The World Bank (WB) is initiating a new technical assistance activity focused on Renewable esmapEnergy Resource Mapping in Laos, with funding from the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). The initial focus will be on small hydro mapping, with other components potentially added in the future depending on funding availability and client demand.

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eC2:Coordinator for Study on Local equity sharing schemes for hydropower projects in Nepal

Deadline: 09-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)HYDRO

The hydropower potential of Nepal offers a unique opportunity for both economic and social development. In order to maximize these economic and social benefits and opportunities, the government of Nepal in consultation with the various stakeholders has provisioned for various benefit sharing mechanisms arising from the hydropower development. One key aspect of the Benefit Sharing mechanism focuses particularly on the practice of offering direct financial equity or shares to local populations affected by the development of hydropower projects. The main objective of the consultants assignment is to oversee and guide the study of the delivery of Local Equity Sharing Schemes commonly referred to as Community Shares in Nepal, in the context of benefit sharing mechanisms applicable to hydropower projects.

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