European bank seeks consultant to advance Turkey renewables plan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help the government of Turkey develop a renewable energy action plan, including small hydropower. Responses are due December 21.

With funding from the EBRD-ICEX Technical Cooperation Fund, EBRD seeks a consultant firm registered in Spain to develop the renewable energy action plan to bring Turkey into conformity with the European Union's 2009 Renewables Directive. In 2001, the World Bank Board approved US$500 million in financing for a Turkish renewable energy program, including hydropower.

EBRD now seeks a consultant to help develop a path toward mandatory targets for Turkish renewable energy, provide estimated costs and benefits of such activity, and analyze the contribution of the private sector to achieving renewables goals. The work is to be performed over four months beginning in February 2013.

The consultancy must be registered in Spain with its experts of Spanish nationality. However, 30 percent of the project's 150,000 euro (US$194,103) budget may finance non-Spanish experts or consultants. Consultant expertise must include power engineering with in-depth knowledge of grid systems and load management constraints associated with small hydropower, wind, and biomass energy.

A solicitation notice may be obtained from EBRD's Internet site at www.ebrd.com/english/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/38665.shtml.

Expressions of interest are due by December 21, via EBRD's eSelection website, https://eselection.ebrd.com/suite.

For information, contact Olesya Kerridge, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, (44) 20-73386895; Fax: (44) 20-73387451; E-mail: kerridgo@ebrd.com; Internet: www.ebrd.com.

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