eC2: Consulting Assignment for a Consulting Firm for the Better Life Farming Alliance Project in India

Deadline: 03-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)Picture1

The Consulting Firm is required to undertake the following activities under the assignment which will be divided into two phases. The second phase of the assignment will be extended to the Consulting Firm contingent on satisfactory delivery and submission of all deliverables outlined under the scope of Phase I.
PHASE I : Under Phase I, the Consulting Firm will provide support in the design of the technical assistance and capacity building strategy of the project.
PHASE II: The second phase of the project will primarily be on the design of the training modules by IFC and delivery of entrepreneur trainings on ground based on TNA.

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eC2: India: Battery Storage assessment at state-level transmission and distribution (for selected states)

Deadline: 03-Sep-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

Objectives of this assignment: This assignment will be undertaken in three to four states (yet to be identified ) and the main objectives of this assignment are a) Examine the value proposition and associated business cases for BESS in distribution and intra-state transmission system for current conditions and then under a range of scenarios over the next 5 years.  b) Identify the technical, economic, and regulatory conditions that would realize the potential role of BESS in distribution and intra-state transmission systems in the selected states c) Identify high potential immediate applications [along with sizing/ location/ business model details] for BESS in current conditions at the transmission and distribution levels in the selected states; d) Prepare model documents for implementation of the identified BESS project at intra-state transmission and distribution level.

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eC2: A Roadmap for Developing the Wholesale Power Market in India.

Deadline: 27-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) photo-power-plant

The three priority areas that need to be addressed are: increase liquidity in the short-term trade; adequate mechanisms to support integration of large scale variable renewable energy (VRE) and inclusion of frequency control ancillary services (FCAS) in the wholesale market. The Ministry of Power, Government of India, has therefore decided to prepare a Roadmap for Developing the Wholesale Power Market in India with a focus to assess the current power market scenario in India, review of international experience and prepare a phased plan to support the transition of Indian power market. This transition is expected to cover all three facets discussed briefly above, namely, (a) enhance the volume and percentage of trade in the short-term market relative to long-term counterparts while moving from a regulated regime to a near real-time, (b) support the overall objective of increasing the mix of green energy in the grid and optimizing dispatch, and (c) develop co-optimized FCAS market to ensure the market retains the security of the power system. The assignment would also cover design of appropriate financial instruments to support the new market mechanism and replace traditional power purchase agreements (PPA)/Feed-in Tariffs for renewables and the related policy and regulatory changes. The Ministry of Power has requested the World Bank to support this activity.
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eC2: Strategic Assessment of Solid Waste Management Services and Systems in Kerala

Deadline: 24-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The objective of this assignment is to conduct a strategic assessment of the Solid Waste solid wasteManagement (SWM)services, policies and systems in Kerala to inform the design of the proposed Kerala Urban Service Delivery Project (KUSDP). The consultant will be required to undertake a strategic assessment of policy, institutional, governance, technical/service delivery and financial aspects and provide recommendations on the potential solutions/models to fill the existing gaps to inform the project design of KUSDP.

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eC2: CONSULTING SERVICES TO UNDERTAKE AN ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INLAND WATER TRANSPORT SECTOR IN INDIA AND BANGLADESH FOR NEPAL

Deadline: 20-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) trade-LPI-fishing-ship-container-docker

The primary objective of this assignment is to undertake a regional study, at a pre-feasibility level of analysis, that would seek to ascertain whether the current and proposed developments in the Inland Water Transport (IWT) sector in India and Bangladesh offers potential benefits to Nepal, with or without additional actions/investments, to realize a significant reduction in the cost of international trade.

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Technology for Social Good in India

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  • Mobile-based applications adopted in World Bank projects in India are helping farmers make informed decisions.
  • Technology is making it easier for health workers to track growth in children; it is providing doctors critical information about patients.
  • Digitization is making municipalities more accountable and accessible.

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eC2: Sustainable agri-practices in Ganga basin districts of UP

Deadline: 15-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) agriculture-youth

The consultant will organize 2 workshops each in Varanasi (Location 1) and Sambhal (Location 2) districts of Uttar Pradesh, i.e. a total of 4 workshops. The two workshops in each location comprise (1) Workshop with farmers, community members, local representatives, and (2) Workshop with local government representatives, civil society, private sector and other stakeholders, respectively. The consultant will design the workshops, identify and invite appropriate participants, manage logistics of the workshops, and submit a detailed report to the World Bank documenting discussions in detail and highlighting key takeaways in line with the objectives. The consultant will be hired for a period of 12 weeks.

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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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