Deadline: 23-Feb-2019 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Lighting Africa/Global program is a joint IFC/World Bank initiative that seeks to build sustainable markets for affordable, high quality, modern solar lighting and energy products for people not connected to grid electricity. There are, however, impediments in many markets in Sub-Saharan Africa that must be addressed to enable growth of the sector in the region. One key barrier is the lack of quality standards that has resulted in markets being flooded by low quality products thus undermining consumer confidence. In response to these market failures, working with UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the program has developed the Africa Clean Energy (ACE) program which has the objective of addressing a host of market barriers that have served to make these markets unattractive to potential manufacturers and distributors. Lighting Global is therefore looking for a firm to implement the quality assurance component and activities under the ACE program.
Access to a safe, sustainable water supply is a growing concern in every region of the world. In many communities, groundwater is being pumped by diesel fueled systems, which are both expensive and can be difficult to maintain. In communities where electricity is scarce, solar can be a part of the solution.
The highest demand for solar pumps is among rural off-grid areas, currently underserved, or served by costly fuel-driven pumps. Solar pumping is most competitive in regions with high solar insolation, which include most of Africa, South America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia; but the technology can operate successfully in almost any regions of the world.
Deadline: 22-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The assignment has five objectives: (i) Analyze the technical and commercial constraints present in the dispatch system through discussions with NTDC and CPPA, and recommend specific improvements that could be implemented to increase the flexibility in the grid of the future generation and by adapting the current utilization of the installed generators; (ii) Analyze the actual and forecasted electricity demand and planned generation to provide technical inputs to the least-cost planning; (iii) Support and train the planning team (NTDC) in running a thorough least-cost planning tool that can integrate the variability of solar, wind and hydro as well as price ancillary services; (iv) Identify and propose specific changes to the energy market to increase flexibility in the system and price ancillary services looking at Energy Purchase Agreements (EPA), grid code requirements and ancillary service market; and (v) Build the capacity of the Client agencies to continue and further build on the analysis following the completion of this assignment.
Deadline: 18-Feb-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: STC will require to do: Business Development and Client Support: data analysis, industry research, brand engagement of the Textile sectors in India, Sri Lanka and other countries as required and support the IFC business development efforts including negotiations with clients and acting as the client relationship manager; for selected projects/markets, undertake project preparation activities (e.g. feasibility studies) in order to support the development of projects which can be presented to the private sector for investment; Support the team to establish and maintain quality client relationships to ensure responsive client service and enhance new business opportunities; Maintain a good knowledge of IFC work programs to ensure timely delivery of tasks. Track project timetables, provide feedback and help with project team coordination. Perform various project related searches and prepare reports and respond quickly to queries from management and staff.
Deadline: 17-Jan-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Objective: The Consultant is expected to perform data collection by installing onsite metering devices and recording the readings over the period of several weeks. The data items will include overall electric demand and consumption at the level of a building/workshop, as well as for key individual units of equipment. The Consultant will measure the power output and supply from various sources, including the local power grid and diesel generators. The Consultant is also expected to measure solar irradiation at the company’s premises, as required to evaluate ground-mounted and rooftop solar power solutions Continue reading
Update: We have included the tentative Energy Mission Program 2017.
More information can be found on the website of The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (in Dutch).
Deadline: 07-Sep-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Specifically, the objectives of this assignment are threefold:
1. Develop a set of industry compatible data standards for electrification models data inputs and modelling outputs, primarily to facilitate data inputs reuse and comparability of outputs across models and countries;
2. Develop a scenario-based global model of least-cost electrification planning for universal access for all countries with electrification rate below 90% (as per World Bank Global Tracking Framework 2017)
3. Develop a web mapping application that demonstrates the global models results, and allows users to adjust certain parameters that affect least cost electrification planning, such as but not limited to:
a. Technology costs
b. Cost of diesel
c. Electrification level targeted
d. Timeline considered for universal access
The web mapping platform will need to ensure compatibility leveraging data standards specified as part of this assignment, notably to allow users to visualize other or future modelling results.
Deadline: 15-Jun-2017 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
The chosen consultant (or consortium of consultants) must have suitable experience with the technology (e.g. storage technology, global industry standards), markets (industry leading technology suppliers, market trends) and tendering processes (e.g. development of bid documents, management of competitive tenders, and understanding of bankability requirements). They should also have a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly to non-technical audience. People with prior experience of working in reputed national and/or international energy storage companies, especially on implementation of grid-connected energy storage solutions, would be given preference. The team with domestic/regional experience to spend significant time in field, backed by team with international experience in energy storage firms for quality assurance and as an advisory panel. Any changes to the proposed team members during actual execution of the assignment shall not be permitted (barring exceptional circumstances if justifiable). The short-listed consulting firms are encouraged to propose names of actual execution team against proposed positions
More Countries Expand Carbon Pricing Efforts
BARCELONA, May 23, 2017 – The number of carbon pricing initiatives implemented or scheduled has almost doubled over the past five years, according to Carbon Pricing Watch 2017, a new publication released at the Innovate4Climate Summit today.
Since 2016, eight new carbon pricing initiatives have been put in place – three at a national level and five at a subnational level.