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: CONSULTING SERVICES TO IDENTIFY FUTURE SMART GRID OPTIONS AND ROADMAP FOR TEIAS TRANSMISSION NETWORK

Deadline: 18-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) India Energy

The shortlisting criteria are:
Experience in transmission network levels design, implementation, and/or operation relating to substation protection system, SCADA system, and/or status monitoring system in a central dispatching center. Primary nominal voltage shall be equal to or higher than 220kV.

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eC2: Development of Roadmap Towards Sustainable Development Goals for Water Supply

waterDeadline: 09-Apr-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Objective: The World Bank is seeking consultancy services to support development of a national roadmap for water supply sector development towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia. The roadmap will need to layout the set of priority of actions that need to be implemented in the short term (5 years horizon, mid- and longer term, for the following key aspects: (i) regulations/policy development, (ii) investment/financial framework, (iii) institutional development, and (iv) water security that includes climate change and resilience perspective. The short-term priority actions will feed into preparation of the next National Mid-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2025.

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The Roadmap for Safer Schools—a conversation on making school infrastructure more resilient to natural disasters

gpss_roadmap_coverImagine that you are an advisor to your country’s Minister of Education. A recent earthquake damaged hundreds of schools in several cities. The minister has called for a meeting with you and asked: What are the main factors that contribute to the vulnerability of our school infrastructure? What can be done to prevent similar damages in the future?

So… What would you advise? In search of answers, we spoke with the leaders of the World Bank’s Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS), who have recently launched an innovative tool, the Roadmap for Safer Schools. This roadmap is a guide to design and implement systematic actions to improve the safety and resilience of school infrastructure at risk from natural hazards. 

What makes schools unsafe?

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