UNDP has issued a Request for Proposals for the Recruitment of an international consulting firm to update the renewable energy policy, including geothermal in the Union of the Comoros.
UNDP has published a Request for Proposals for the Recruitment of an international consulting firm accompanied by national consultants (02) to update the renewable energy policy in the Union of the Comoros.
Attention: RFP and details are provided in French, so it is to assume that the consultancy will have to be in the French language
The Union of the Comoros, is a small island state more vulnerable to the devastating effects of climate change, where energy is a major constraining factor to sustainable economic growth and development. Its electricity production is mainly based on the use of diesel power plants with 83.3% of the national total.
In an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the intensive use of diesel for electricity generation, the Comorian government has advocated exploring the potential of using geothermal energy as one of mitigation measures that can change the country’s economic growth from the high carbon mode to low carbon mode.
In support of the government’s initiative, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) mobilized funding from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to finance the “Sustainable Development in the Comoros” Project through the promotion of resources in geothermal energy “based in the Geological Survey of Comoros (BGC).
Indeed, this project is a logical continuation of the actions taken by the government to build a high performance energy sector to support economic and social development, by providing quality energy services, in sufficient quantity and quality. at competitive prices, while contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
This development can only take place by setting up an enabling framework to allow new key players in the energy sector to intervene to provide the necessary new skills but also to invest in these promising activities, development and profitability.
It is in this context that the Geothermal project plans, in the course of carrying out its activities, to pay the services of an international consulting firm, accompanied by national consultants to revise the legal framework of the energy sector. in order to adapt it to the new orientations of the Government.
The Geothermal project is structured in 3 components:
To apply, interested bidders are asked to submit their proposal by September 25, 2019, by following the link: