eC2: Enabling integration and implementation of urban climate action in national urban plans and climate strategies

Deadline:    10-Dec-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)climate

The World Bank is undertaking analytical work on Long-Term Low-Carbon Urban Development to support national and subnational governments in incorporating urban mitigation action into the new generation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), urban development interventions, strategies and planning instruments. This work is focused on rapidly urbanizing developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The objective of this assignment is to prepare a set of technical notes that identify critical factors and institutional actions required to facilitating transformative change in rapidly urbanizing areas. It will include developing approaches for policy makers to facilitate a transition to long-term decarbonization pathways in line with the Paris Agreement. This transition will be enabled through the formulation of the new generation of NDCs and LTSs, as well as of broader urban strategies that integrate such urban mitigation actions.

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eC2: Capacity Building for Integration of Variable Renewable Energy into ZESCO’s Grid Operations

Deadline: 19-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

Objective:  IFC is looking for a consulting firm (the Consultant) to support ZESCO in assessing the integration of variable renewable energy (VRE) into the power system of Zambia. ZESCO is a government-owned electricity utility in Zambia. The assignment aims to build the capacity of ZESCO in relation to the integration of VRE in order to: i) ensure the continued stability of the system as the penetration of variable renewable energy (VRE) increases and ii) ensure the efficient integration of VRE capacity. The scope of work will include a comprehensive review of ZESCO’s existing grid practices in order to determine the infrastructure and operational constraints that have to be addressed to facilitate the targeted levels of VRE penetration. The assignment also includes the identification and practical implementation of a range of measures and system upgrades. In addition, the assignment is to review and recommend improvements to the existing Grid Code for appropriateness for VRE integration.

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