eC2: Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency Unit seeks Strategy Consultant

Deadline: 29-May-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

To support our work, IFC is seeking a Strategy Consultant, who can support the Manager indexof Cross-Cutting Advisory Solutions Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency Unit [the Manager] in IFCs Istanbul Office for a 150-day contract. The Consultant will perform a variety of strategic planning and project management tasks. These tasks include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Strengthen and enhance the Clean Energy & Resource Efficiency’s operations and interactions with other parts of the World Bank Group (Global Practices, Cross-Cutting Solution Areas, IFC and Regional Teams);
  • Provide input, analysis and recommendations across portfolio and operations related matters to support the Manager; liaise with relevant parties to collect and compile data from a variety of sources; conduct analyses; prepare analytical reports and/or presentations for dissemination;
  • Support the Manager in monitoring and managing deliveries;
  • Analyzing IFC portfolio and investment pipeline data by drawing from sources such as iDesk (IFCs system of record);
  • Assist in the development of strategy documents and dissemination to relevant stakeholders;
  • Coordinate with colleagues from other functions (Human Resources, communications, fundraising, budget, Monitoring & Evaluation, quality, knowledge management) to ensure smooth functioning of the teams operations.

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Global Tracking Framework 2017 – Progress Toward Sustainable Energy

STORY HIGHLIGHTS pub-page-cover
  • Pace of progress on sustainable energy goals on energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency fell short of what is needed to meet global objectives by 2030.
  • But in just about every area of sustainable energy, some countries are outperforming the world, indicating that greater policy focus could result in significant payoffs.
  • Progress on energy efficiency is gaining momentum, thanks to decreasing intensity of final energy consumption in industry, agriculture, services, and transport.

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eC2:Scoping Study for Renewable Energy Opportunities in Bangladesh Textile Sector

Deadline: 26-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)index

Objectives of the assignment

To assess the regulatory environment for rooftop solar PV and PV Hybrid solutions for captive power in the textile industry in Bangladesh
To estimate the rooftop solar PV and PV Hybrid captive power generation potential of the textile industry
To estimate the total financing requirement of the textile industry for a certain percentage of rooftop solar PV uptake
To identify the leading PV solution providers and their business models
To identify the leading EPCs for captive power that are active in Bangladesh
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eC2: ESMAP Consulting Opportunities

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and esmaptechnical assistance program administered by the World Bank.  It provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. Supporting over a hundred activities in countries around the world at any given time, ESMAP is an integral part of the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank.

Recently they have published several consulting opportunities on the eConsultant2 website.

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IFC Launches Web Portal to Boost Off-Grid Access, Renewable Energy Production in Tanzania

IFC Press Release

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, August 11, 2016 — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced the launch of a web portal to speed the development of mini-grids in Tanzania, helping the country boost its energy production and increase access to electricity through renewable sources such as solar and hydro.  

The portal, found at
http://www.minigrids.go.tz/, provides licensing, financing, regulatory, and other information and support to small, renewable power producers in Tanzania who want to sell electricity to consumers, especially to the millions in the country not connected to the main grid.

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eC2: Comparison and Evaluation of Regulatory Systems for Mini-Grids

Deadline:  15-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The IEA estimates that about 40% of the worlds unelectrified population can best be solar-energysupplied with electricity through the creation of mini-grids. The projects objective is to develop and disseminate practical and timely information targeted for government officials, developers, investors and donors who wish to promote mini-grids, powered largely from renewable or hybrid generation sources, to scale-up electrification. The projects underlying goal is to provide information that will help to create connected or isolated mini-grids that are commercially sustainable.
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eC2:Renewable Energy Program Consultant

Deadline: 18-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The World Bank is looking for a full time local consultant for Renewable Energy Program solar-energyimplemented jointly with Rural Energy Agency in Tanzania. The consultant is expected to provide technical and organizational support for implementation of the Program, including field visits to project sites, gathering information and managing database, search for new projects, supporting projects with fulfillment of Clean Development Mechanism requirements on monitoring and reporting.

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eC2: Design of Mini-Grid Financing and Support Component

Deadline: 01-Aug-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – WashiIndia Energyngton D.C.)

The Objective of this assignment is to prepare the Mini-grid Component of the Rwanda Renewable Energy Fund Project. The mini-grid component is expected to support private sector renewable energy mini-grids to demonstrate that commercially viable mini-grids are able to deliver affordable electricity services to households and enterprises in rural areas.

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eConsultant2: increasing shareholder participation in renewable energy program

Deadline: 14-Jul-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The Government of South Africa seeks an analysis of the options for increasing scaling+solar+main+bannerBroad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Shareholder participation in the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Program (REIPPP) including by improving the accessibility and terms of financing for B-BBEE equity and increasing the ability of B-BBEE shareholders to realize the benefit of their investment. This should include an assessment of the enabling conditions for primary market participation and also the constraints affecting the sale of B-BBEE shareholdings in REIPP projects. The same analysis could also be applied to other (non-renewable) projects procured under the Independent Power Producers Programme of the Department of Energy to the extent the B-BBEE position is similar.

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World Bank Webinar: ‘Unleashing Private Investment in Renewable Energy’

evd__8324What solutions already exist and what needs to be done to stimulate further private sector investment in renewable energy?

At the 9th of October, a panel of global and regional investors, a renewable energy developer, and a senior government official will discuss how success can be scaled; and explore the specific actions to leverage public energy financing for scaled up private flows. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim will open the discussion in a moderated conversation with Norway’s Foreign Minister Mr. Børge Brende.

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