Bank seeks consultant to train lenders in Balkans small hydro

WASHINGTON 3/30/12 (PennWell) — The World Bank invites expressions of interest from consultants to train financial institutions in project financing for small hydropower projects in western Balkans countries. Responses are due April 9.

Under the bank’s Renewable Energy in the Western Balkans program, the institution recruited consultants in 2010 to help improve the regulatory framework for small hydropower in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Western Balkans program is intended to improve regulatory framework, support renewable energy sponsors, and support selected financial institutions.

The bank currently seeks consultants to develop training material and conduct training for financial institutions that are interested in financing small hydropower projects. The consultant is to develop general training material, adjust the material to individual countries, support an introductory workshop, conduct capacity building training in selected banks, and assist in the first small hydro project assessment.

Consultants are invited to submit expressions of interest and qualifications in English with attachments of less than 5 megabytes. A short-list of firms is to be invited to submit proposals.

Expressions of interest due April 9, electronically via the World Bank’s eConsultant2 Internet site, A solicitation notice is available on the website under Business Opportunities, Selection No. 1065253.

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