Posted on: August 11, 2010 Posted by: Diane Swarts Comments: 0

The World Bank and SA Department of Energy are finding and breaking barriers to renewable energy generation and solar water heating.

A Renewable Energy Market Transformation (REMT) project is being implemented by a team housed at the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).

REMT is developing policy and institutional capacity building support at national level, while offering matching grants to co-finance eligible pre investment activities in developing renewable power generation and solar heating technology.

Procurement of contracts financed by the World Bank will be conducted through procedures specified in World Bank guidelines on ‘Procurement under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits’, of May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010.

Consulting services will be selected in accordance with World Bank guidelines on ‘Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers’, of May 2004, revised October 2006 and May 2010.

REMT is inviting technical specialists to provide advisory services according to terms of reference posted on www.dbsa.org, www.energy.gov.za and www.dgmarket.com or via REMTSpecialist@dbsa.org, or on 011 313 3598.

Terms for applications for renewable energy generation and solar heating grant funding are posted on the same websites or via EOIREPG@dbsa.org or EOISWH@dbsa.org or on 011 313 3598.

PHOTO; Renewable energy development is battling with entrenched and vested coal and nuclear generation technologies.

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