eC2: Performance Diagnosis & Preparation of an Action Plan for the Performance Improvement of the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company (STEG)

Deadline: 30-Jun-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) GAS

To support the improvement of STEGs financial, technical, and commercial performance by (i) undertaking an operational and management diagnosis of the utility; (ii) designing a detailed plan for STEG to carry out necessary investments and reforms to meet the targets of its performance contract; and (iii) determining the current revenue requirement of STEG based on their cost structure and identifying the efficient revenue requirement for the next 10 years based on the improvements proposed in the performance improvement plan above.

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eC2:Assessment of Contribution of IFC Power Generation Investments to Economic Growth and Employment in Pakistan

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

Objective: The study will assess the relationship between IFC investment in electricity generation, and employment and economic growth in Pakistan. It will have the following two components: 1. At the macro level, the study shall assess quantitatively the impact of the IFC investments on employment and economic growth (including access, prices, reliability). 2.At the micro level the study will focus in detail on 2 projects (selected by the IFC) to quantify their impacts and outline the channels through which these projects had an impact.

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Off-grid bringing power to millions

solar-energyPicture an island in Bangladesh that is so remote that there is no way the traditional electricity could reach it. Not now, and probably not anytime soon. That was the situation in Monpura just a few years ago – but not today.

Today, Monpura is thriving, thanks to solar power. Markets are abuzz, households can power TVs, fans and even refrigerators, and streets are lit up at night. In fact, solar home systems have helped take electricity to more than 20 million people in rural Bangladesh.

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Independent Power Projects Essential to Electrify Sub-Saharan Africa

New World Bank Report!

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2016 – A new World Bank report draws from experiences in fivepowering-africa-inside-banner African countries to explain why independent power projects (IPPs) are crucial to help deliver electricity to the 600 million people without it in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report highlights the challenges policymakers face and factors that can lead to scaled-up and sustainable power sector investment.

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