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.