Deadline: Feb - 18 - 2018
Deadline: Feb - 18 - 2018
An important factor for economic development in the ECOWAS region that consists of 15 countries is a supply of electricity at affordable prices; however, there are considerable gaps in the electricity supply in the region due to a lack of generation capacity and insufficient infrastructure for transmission and distribution of electricity. These problems could be partly addressed through a better integration of the West African power market, by developing the region’s renewable energy (RE) potential and by promoting energy efficiency (EE). It is against this background that the West African Power Pool (WAPP), the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) and the ECOWAS Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority were created. One of the activities of ECREEE over the past few years was to develop Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) for on-grid and off-grid lighting as well as for air conditioners and refrigerators.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the European Union (EU) is supporting all three regional organizations in the framework of the programme “Promotion of a climate-friendly power market in the ECOWAS region”. The ProMERC support to ECREEE is cofinanced by the European Union (EU) in the framework of the project “Improving the governance of the RE and EE sector in West Africa” which is known by its French acronym AGoSEREE-AO. The EU contribution to this project is financed by the Regional Indicative Programme of the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).
In this context, GIZ is supporting ECREEE to a) to develop regional corridors for solar energy, wind energy and hydropower; b) support ECOWAS member states in creating an enabling environment for grid-connected RE; c) develop regional RE standards and introduce them at the national level; d) establish a regional RE skills certification scheme; e) provide technical assistance to developers of grid-connected RE projects and disseminate experiences with existing projects; f) promote off-grid RE solutions; and g) promote regional EE standards and labelling (S&L) for electric appliances.
This is why ECREEE in cooperation with GIZ is recruiting a consultant in order to support ECREEE team to promote EE standards and labelling for electric appliances in the ECOWAS region.
The objective of this assignment is to assist ECREEE and its partners to establish and introduce minimum energy performance standards and labels for energy appliances in the ECOWAS region.
Under the supervision of the manager of ECREEE’s EE program, the Consultant will implement the following activities.
The selected candidate may also be required to participate in other activities of the EE programme and the development of regional RE standards.
The consultant will be required to deliver the following assignment outputs in accordance with the tentative time schedule. All deliverables shall be submitted electronically. All reports should have stand-alone executive summaries. The key deliverables shall be the following:
All reports should be submitted in English unless otherwise agreed.
1st March to 15th December 2018 (10.5 person months)
Praia, Cabo Verde with frequent travel to other ECOWAS countries.
The application should include the following documents:
Interested candidates should send their technical and financial offer to ECREEE by email on or before February 17th, 2018 using the following address: Tender@ecreee.org. The individual email size should not exceed 10 MB.