Recognizing that governments across the globe find themselves at an important inflection point—with overlapping crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and other conflicts, sharp economic slowdown, and the effects of climate change that will touch us all—the World Bank recently launched a report on The Future of Government.
Interested in Doing Business with the World Bank Group? Please see selected opportunities below.
- Climate finance, along with falling renewable energy prices, is enabling developing countries to expand and diversify their energy supply.
- A new report identifies eight ways policymakers can drive clean, resilient growth, including through innovation and climate intelligence products.
- An effort to create a new market for rooftop solar in India has mobilized $4.4 billion in commercial financing.
Deadline: 15-Jun-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The target countries: Uganda, DRC, Madagascar and Cote D Ivoire or Senegal. Covering the following technology groups:
(1) solar pump and drip irrigation;(2) solar refrigeration 3) solar distributed generation and (4) any other investment worthy solar technologies in the sector.
Deadline: 08-Jun-2020 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The objective of this assignment is to provide strategic support to develop a Solar Competitive Bidding Strategy and Framework in line with Kenya’s draft energy auction policy and reflecting specific needs for the careful selection of investors and an allocation of risk optimized for the Country’s circumstances. The strategy would provide guidelines for auctioning volume, deployment scheme, timeline, socio-economic development, roles and responsibilities, high-level bidding framework, among others.
- The off-grid solar sector has expanded into a $1.75 billion annual market serving 420 million users over the past decade and continues to grow.
- As the sector matures and productive use of off-grid solar solutions such as solar water pumps, cold storage and other products servicing public institutions become natural expansion areas, companies are increasingly focused on its financial sustainability.
- To achieve universal access to electricity by 2030, the off-grid solar sector would need to serve as many as 132 million households, which in turn would require between $6.6 billion to $11 billion in additional financing.
Deadline: 25-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Madhya Pradesh, the central state of India, has been in the forefront to contribute
significantly towards promotion of clean energy solutions in the country as well as globally. To take such initiatives forward, Government of MP through its agency Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMS) – has requested the World Bank to support them on new technologies such as floating solar. On request of the Government of India, World Bank is already supporting Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), under Innovations in Solar Power & Hybrid technologies project, to invest in early demonstration projects but with an objective to also build a robust pipeline of such projects while developing the policy and regulatory ecosystem. As part of deepening the market for floating solar projects in the country, engagement with MP will be an important step. This is specifically important as lack of experience in deploying several of these technologies in India, and globally, at scale is considered as a major constraint by various developers, financiers and other stakeholders.
World Bank will support RUMS and Narmada Hydroelectric Development Corporation (NHDC) in exploring potential of floating solar project in one of the states water bodies Omkareshwar Dam in Khandwa district of MP.
Deadline: 28-Nov-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The assignment objective is to provide technical support to the Government of Vietnam to select the substation where there will be the minimal impact if solar PV where to be connected as well as provide a list of investments/upgrade needed to integrate such VRE projects. 2.2 Outputs: The Consultant shall be responsible for delivering the following tasks. All outputs (reports, ppts) will be provided in English and Vietnamese. The Consultant will need to be highly flexible in meeting the government as the data will not be given to him after contract signature.
Deadline: 28-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
IFC has been retained as lead transaction advisor by the Government of Kosovo to procure the development, construction and operation and maintenance of 50 MW of utility-scale solar PV power on a PPP basis (the Project). As such, IFC is procuring a technical, environmental and social consulting firm (or consortium) to advise on the Project. The assignment will be split in to several phases and is expected to include: initial assessment of the potential site; review of grid code and development of the PPA technical limits schedule; detailed site studies, including ground investigations, grid integration studies and E&S scoping; and support to the tender process (e.g. tailoring of technical specs, prequalification evaluation, bid evaluation). The Project may also include an element of battery storage. Engineering firms should consider partnering with E&S firms to strengthen their E&S offering. Use of local partners for ground investigations and local E&S expertise is also recommended.
Deadline: 11-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Locating smaller, utility-scale facilities closer to population centers can reduce reliance on long transmission lines that are vulnerable to damage during storms. It also means that if one facility goes down, others are still able to operate. This strategy of developing decentralized generation has already been utilized in more developed economies and is particularly relevant in areas that are prone to natural disasters. Batteries can provide backup power in the case of outages caused by storms and help utilities meet spikes in power demand. IFC is assessing the development of small solar PV sites and assessing whether battery storage could be included as part of the solar PV plants to offset the intermittency and provide other benefits. This consultancy is focused on the analysis of the battery storage options.