BladeRunner Energy Business Opportunities Fair experience

How participating in the World Bank Opportunities Fair on Climate-Smart

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Paul Vosbeek pitching at the B2B networking session

Energy Solutions is helping BladeRunner Energy to bring micro hydropower to the people: a perspective from Paul Vosbeek, co-founder and CEO of the cleantech startup, BladeRunner Energy.

“I had the pleasure to participate in the biennial Opportunities Fair organized by the World Bank from October 29-31, 2019 with this edition focused on Climate-Smart Energy Solutions.

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eC2: Small Hydropower Mapping in Myanmar

Deadline: 21-Mar-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

Myanmar is in a substantial need for new power generation capacities. The country has the lowest grid connected electrification rate in Southeast Asia, with only 42% of the population supplied. It is estimated that at least 500 MW of additional generation capacity is required to come on line annually up to 2030 to meet the growing domestic demand. Although the country has abundant freshwater resources, the hydropower sector has experienced relatively limited development compared to the identified potential total capacity. To date, no reliable information on Myanmar’s available small- and medium-size HPP potential is available, neither a comprehensive database on planned, under development and commissioned plants of these capacities exist. Therefore, in order to assess the options for development of greenfield small- and medium-size hydropower plants in Myanmar, IFC intends to collect information, prepare a database and map all HPPs in the country with the capacity between 2-30 MW.

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eC2:Preparation of Feasibility Level Design and Cost Estimate of the Access Road for the Naoro-Brown Hydropower Project

Deadline: 16-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) HYDRO

The objective of this assignment is to prepare a feasibility level design for the proposed (approximately) 60km section of the Naoro-Brown Hydropower Access Road with a Class 4 Bill of Quantities (BoQ) cost estimate.

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eC2: Integrated Water and Hydropower Development in the Drina River Basin

Deadline: 07-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)images.jpg

Historically, two approaches have been used to assess the options for utilization of the HPP potential in the DRB:

1. Development of the basin-wide studies, followed by
2. Development of the technical design documents and environmental and social impact assessments for identified priority projects.

At this stage, in order to evaluate the options for construction of greenfield and rehabilitation of existing hydropower plants in the wider DRB, the WBG intends to conduct a detailed review of existing river basin studies as well as technical and environmental and social studies, reports and assessments developed for candidate HPP projects.

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eC2: Climate Change Risk Assessment for Mpatamanga Project in Malawi

Deadline: 03-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Assignment Description: The objective is to conduct a Climate Risk Assessment for theHYDRO Mpatamanga Hydropower Project in Malawi, using the BEta version of the World Bank’s Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience Guidelines.

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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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