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Deadline: 18-Jul-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The envisaged scope of work will involve four tasks, as follows: (i) Grid integration analysis including an identification of substations that can accommodate solar and/or wind capacity without major upgrades, and those that would require major transmission and/or substation upgrades to allow the addition of VRE capacity; (ii) Assessment and ranking of renewable energy zones using the MapRE tool and utilization the best available data on solar and wind resource potential, transmission lines, elevation, land use, protected and sensitive areas, settlements, and other relevant data; and combining of this data with the results from the grid integration analysis; (iii) More detailed identification of potential sites for solar parks, using the results from the prior work to carry out a land availability analysis that investigates land ownership and other issues in a 10km radius around high ranking substations; (iv) Development of a solar park strategy, based on lessons learned from Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, international experiences, discussions with key public sector agencies, and consultations with private sector developers.
Deadline: 19-Mar-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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.
Deadline: 06-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The IFC on behalf of its Renewable Energy Sector Projects in the EMENA Region is looking for the consultant, which will assist IFCs EMENA team to evaluate client projects, and support IFCs investment team, monitor the performance of client projects against IFC Performance standards and build work with IFCs EMENA team to build capacity with clients and other stakeholders as required.
Deadline: 06-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The general objective of the assignment consists of establishing a term funding platform through capital markets for the renewable energy industry to provide an additional source of funds that would be comparatively inexpensive and could reduce the weighted average cost of capital for a given renewable energy project or portfolio, at the same time that the diversification of innovative financial products is increased, with advantageous cost, such Green Bonds and Asset Backed Securitization, to fund its operations over the mid- to long-term, aiming to attract a broader range of investors to the renewable energy market. As a first step, the main task consists of a detailed feasibility study to assess the viability of securitizing the underlying cash flows or power purchase agreement (PPA), of a given renewable energy portfolio of projects.
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 of 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.
- 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.
Deadline: 26-Jan-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
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
The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical 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.
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.