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Tanzania seeks consultants for energy program including small hydro

Tanzania's Ministry of Energy and Minerals invites expressions of interest from consultants to advance a program of mini-grids and small power projects, including hydropower. Responses are due November 3.

World Bank agencies approved a total of US$111.5 million for the Tanzania Energy Development and Access Expansion Project (TEDAP) (HNN 12/20/07) The program is to improve quality and efficiency of electricity service, establish a sustainable basis for energy access expansion, and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions by reducing barriers to renewable energy development.

The ministry seeks consultants to help the ministry and the Rural Energy Agency to develop viable business models for operation and maintenance of mini-grids powered by hydropower, biomass, diesel, and other energy sources. Consultants also are to recommend a strategy for marketing mini-grid and grid supply packages to potential investors and developers and to prepare tendering procedures and contract documents.

Terms of reference documents may be requested from the address below, including by e-mail. Expressions of interest, in English, are due by 3 p.m. November 3. Responses may be submitted by e-mail or in five copies to the address below.

For information, contact Secretary, Ministerial Tender Board, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Samora Avenue, P.O. Box 2000, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; (255) 22-2117156; Fax: (255) 22-2120799; E-mail: energy@mem.go.tz, mejooli@mem.go.tz.

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