eC2: Kosovo Solar Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

Deadline: 28-Oct-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

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.

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eC2: Small Scale Solar PV Portfolio: Assessment of battery storage options

Deadline: 11-Jul-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) index

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.

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eC2: Stock-Taking of Health and Education Facilities Energy Needs and Design of Solar-Powered Service Solutions in Burundi

Deadline: 26-Jun-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Burundi has over 900 health centers and more than 1,400 secondary and vocational maxresdefaultschools, out of which the majority is not electrified. The World Bank seeks to hire the services of a firm to i) take stock of the electrification status and overall energy use of Health and Education Facilities in Burundi and ii) to design standardized solar-powered service packages to meet their current and future needs. The assignment should assess a representative share of those unelectrified facilities. A particular emphasis will be put on ways to ensure maintenance and operation of the systems, as one of the big challenges for long-term project success.

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eC2: Solar PV generation at Central de Abastos, Mexico

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

Determine viable Business Models for the establishment of a photovoltaic energy solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueonegeneration project at the Central de Abastos in Mexico City. This project will include the installation of solar panels and internal interconnection, as well as connection to the public network in common areas (existing ceilings and current roofless parking areas) with the objective of generating clean energy.

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eC2: Technical Assistance for Business Model Design and Ecosystem Support for Entrepreneurs developing Solar Pumping/Irrigation solutions in Egypt

Deadline: 28-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

The assignment has 4 components: 1) Facilitating Partnerships for Developing New Renewable-energyBusiness and Financial Models by engaging with a select number of entrepreneurs, financial institutions, end-users (farmers), other stakeholders, to co-create innovative business and financial models, to help unlock the growth of the off-grid PV market in Egypt in the agriculture sector. 2) Build Capacity of Select Banks Interested in PV , by working with banks which would have stated interest in engaging directly with the market/farmers on a pilot basis. 3) Strengthening the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Providing by providing support to 6 8 advanced PV entrepreneurs (existing solar / PV firms) with the objective of designing a program that is relevant to the needs of entrepreneurs at this level. 4) Exploring Opportunities with Early Stage Investors to support or develop early stage finance mechanism(s) to deploy capital targeting firms innovating in the off-grid PV market. Continue reading

eC2: Egypt Solar Auction, West Nile – Technical, Environmental and Social Consultant

Deadline: 04-May-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

Accordingly, IFC is looking to appoint a technical and E&S consultant to support on the 200MW first round of auction. The consultant will be required to (i) conduct technical, commercial, and environmental and social due diligence on the Project; (ii) support in auctioning or tendering the Project; and (iii) assist in the evaluation and selection of the winning bidder up until commercial close.

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Assessment of engagements in financial services for basic service delivery (solar, water and education)

Deadline:  18-Apr-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) World Bank building

The objective of the research is to assess the extent to which CGAPs efforts were successful in influencing and contributing to the development of early applications of digital payments for the delivery of services such as solar energy, education and water in developing countries. The assignment will consist of an in-depth review and assessment of the CGAPs influence in the off-grid solar energy sector, and a more limited assessment for the education and water industries. The research will include a mix of secondary and primary research.

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eC2: Detailed PV Integration Studies in Guinea

Deadline:  27-Nov-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.) solar-wind (CC0) Pixabay-Kenueone

Guinea has a potential variable solar resource according to the regions. Guinea is positioning itself to become a major producer of electricity by 2021, aiming for the export of a large part of its production to its neighbors Mali, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. In this perspective, it wants to study the possibility of integrating a large fleet of solar power plants on its network. This detailed study for the integration of solar projects in Guinea will be used to undertake the following main objectives:
Study of the capacity reserve for frequency regulation and realization of an economic Dispatch study. Update of the integration study. Diagnosis and Evaluation Investments for the Strengthening and Modernization of the Dispatch Center

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Where Sun Meets Water: Floating Solar Market Report

Published on http://www.worldbank.org on October 30, 2018

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Floating solar technologies are paving the way to significantly scale up the use of DCIM100MEDIADJI_0037.JPGsolar energy around the world, especially in countries with high population density and where land is a constraint
  • This first-of-its-kind market report estimates the global potential of floating solar, even under conservative assumptions, to be 400 gigawatts (GW). That is roughly the total capacity of all solar photovoltaic installations worldwide at the end of 2017

 

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eC2: Study on Solar Powered Agricultural Technologies in Rwanda

Deadline: 20-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

Agricultural technologies using solar power (drying, milling, milk chilling, cool storage, pexels-photo-264537.jpegetc.) are widely available globally, including in countries such as India, South Africa, and China. The World Bank is seeking expressions of interest from consulting firms or organizations (including consortiums) to undertake a study on how these technologies can be promoted in Rwanda.

The specific objectives of this consultancy are to: (1) conduct a market analysis (supply and demand) of potential agricultural utilizations of solar energy in Rwanda and globally; (2) estimate the potential demand for solar energy for targeted agricultural value chains in Rwanda; (3) conduct a stock taking/case studies of global experiences with agricultural utilizations of solar energy, including a review of some business models that have been successful in promoting plug and play solar products; and (4) conduct a stock taking of the potential constraints to mainstreaming solar energy in the value chains in Rwanda and ways to overcome them.
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