eC2: INDIA: Market Assessment for Adoption of E-Mobility

Deadline: 12-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  untitled

Rapid urbanization and rising populations in cities has led to increasing number of fuel-based transport vehicles causing severe air and noise pollution. The Government of India (GoI) as well as different States in India are looking for innovating mechanisms to address urban mobility challenges including use of electric vehicles (EV). GoI’s Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 focuses on national energy security, addresses environmental impacts from road transport vehicles and supports domestic manufacturing capabilities for electric vehicles. The GoI has identified electric mobility as one of the key focus areas for development.

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Across India, Solar Power Brings More than Light

DULU SARNA, India—Sarita Asur, a subsistence farmer and young mother of three, lives maxresdefault in one of India’s most remote tribal areas—a place so isolated that it’s not just off the power grid, it’s also absent from most maps. She and her community, the Asur tribe, are based in the eastern state of Jharkhand.  Nearly half of the people in this isolated territory lack access to electricity—the highest percentage of any state in India.

So when Azure Power, a private solar provider and longstanding IFC client, won a contract to bring power to 320 households in 11 mud-brick villages scattered across the state, the first item of business was to locate these communities. Engineers spent a week driving and trekking through waterlogged jungle to identify the coordinates of each village—including Sarita Asur’s. Next, Azure Power arranged to transport the equipment (including 450-pound batteries) on the narrow, unpaved roads of one of India’s poorest regions. Continue reading

eC2: Cold chain energy efficiency in India: Analysis of EE opportunities in pack houses

Deadline: 05-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) th

The objective of this assignment is to support the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in developing options for enhancing the energy efficiency of pack-houses in India. 

The assignment objective will be achieved through an analysis of current energy consumption trends in different types of pack-houses, assessments of the implications of capacity addition projections, identification of energy efficiency improvement opportunities in pack houses, and drawing lessons from relevant experience in India and internationally. The assignment is expected to result in a set of recommendations for BEE action to promote energy efficiency in the cold chain, pack-houses in particular. Actions that BEE may consider in this area can include specific guidance related to equipment and appliance, insulation, building design, and ancillary equipment that can minimize energy consumption.

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eC2: Improved renewable energy integration and electricity services through battery storage in India

Deadline: 20-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

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4. The technical, economic and social benefits of battery energy storage solutions (BESS) have not been well examined in India, nor have the business cases for deploying BESS been articulated at different voltage levels.

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eC2: Water footprint assessment for clients in India MAS agribusiness advisory

Deadline: 09-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

Assignment Description

IFC is seeking to recruit a specialist agency for conducting water footprint assessment in the value chains of three companies in India under the IFC MAS South Asia agribusiness advisory projects.

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eC2: Technical Consultant for an Affordable Housing Project in India

Deadline: 17-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

IFC has been approached by one of the state governments in India to structure Infrastructure_Financing_PPPs_MENAaffordable housing development under Public Private Partnership (PPP) based on their Affordable Housing Policy for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Low-Income Group (LIG) beneficiaries. The Project comprises of the design and construction of affordable housing units on a greenfield sites in up to 6 cities. In this context, IFC is seeking to hire specialized team of Technical Consultants, which will assist IFC with all the technical and design aspects of AH units, detailed break-up of the site development for residential and commercial uses, along with their cost estimates, development of performance specifications for the private sector, reviewing and assimilating elements of housing finance in the transaction structure, analyzing the existing policy framework to optimize the project capacity and project design, analyzing the issues related to providing access to housing finance to beneficiaries, evaluation of how to most efficiently ensure subsidies are flowing to needy beneficiaries, define technical criteria for qualification and technical evaluation of the applications and shortlist bidders. The detailed terms of reference shall be shared later with the shortlisted entities.

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eC2: Improving empirical evidence and analytical support on investments in Coastal Resilience in India and Bangladesh

Deadline: 10-Oct-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)blog-in-benin-can-resilient-investment-solutions-save-a-battered-coast-780x439

Assignment Description:  The World Bank aims to apply financing from GFDRR to support efforts to improve the resilience of its coastal areas in India and Bangladesh to enable future investment plans towards building long-term resilience. This technical assistance aims to support the Governments of Bangladesh and India to enhance analytical understanding of past and current interventions, determine lessons learned to assess and improve the quality of resilient investments and improve service delivery of disaster risk management by building and expanding institutional capacities through knowledge exchange and technical and operational collaboration. The expected outcomes of this study are a detailed study assessing past and current coastal resilience interventions (such as multi-purpose cyclone and flood shelters, early warning and dissemination systems, coastal embankments, and community based disaster risk management), cost-benefit analysis of various intervention options, and best practices and lessons learned through data analysis, conceptual/numerical modeling and stakeholder consultations. Also, a comprehensive dissemination strategy will be developed to share the results of the study with the involved agencies, practitioners, and the public in general.

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eC2: INVESTMENT POTENTIAL ANALYSIS FOR THE INDIA E-WASTE PROJECT, INDIA

Deadline: 17-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)mw-investing-in-waste-management-to-create-job-opportunities-for-malawis-youth-780x439

Assignment Description: This selection is being created to hire the services of consultants and agencies to conduct an in-depth Investment Potential Analysis to inform and guide prospective investors; and an awareness agency to carry out strategic and tactical communications.

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eC2: Program Advisory for Hybrid Annuity Waste Water Projects under Namami Gange

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

IFC is looking to appoint a technical advisor to assist it in the technical aspects of the Ganges_Indiafollowing tasks: i) Component 1 – Provide meta advisory support for on-going hybrid annuity transactions being undertaken by different commercial transaction advisors in 13 cities, where IFC will provide overall quality assurance and supervisory support in such projects. Of these, inputs for project preparation will be required in 5 projects.
ii) Component 2 Provide transaction advisory for two cities, Agra and Lucknow. IFC will structure a viable and bankable project structure and provide assistance to NMCG and state level executing agency in the selection of private sector developer(s) for both cities in a transparent and competitive bidding process.
iii) Component 3 – Extend post-transaction advisory support for 18 hybrid annuity projects, for a period of two years post award. This includes 3 awarded projects in Varanasi, Haridwar and Mathura; 13 on-going projects referenced in (i) above and; two proposed projects in Agra and Lucknow referenced in (ii) above.

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eC2: Design support for developing a Farmer Loyalty Program

Deadline: 25-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)  ls-a-day-in-the-life-of-a-vegetable-farmer-in-lesotho-780x439

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), in collaboration with its global partners – Bayer AG, Netafim and Swiss Re – launched the Better Life Farming Alliance (BLFA) in April 2018. The objective of BLFA is to support smallholders sustainably improve farm yields and incomes and improve their lives. India is one of the countries covered under the BLFA where two projects are under implementation – in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand – for smallholder farm yield improvements. IFC and the BLFA partners are interested in developing a farmer loyalty program such that there are incentives or benefits for farmers to continue to engage with the BLFA partners. The farmer loyalty program should have a clear business rationale for the BLFA partners, as well as clear and articulated value for the farmers who choose to engage in BLFA projects. IFC is planning to recruit a specialized firm to design the farmer loyalty program for a pilot deployment with India BLFA farmers with potential to scale-up.

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