Renewable energy adviser sought for Rwanda, including small hydro

The government of Rwanda invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as resident adviser to a sustainable energy development project with several components including a small hydropower program. Responses are due April 22.

The government negotiated US$4.5 million in financing from the World Bank’s Global Environment Facility and was negotiating for US$3.8 million from the ESMAP CEIF trust fund. (HydroWorld 7/23/09) The total project is to include five main components: policy, strategy, and management; biomass; micro-hydro; solar energy; and energy efficiency.

The Ministry of Infrastructure through the Rwanda Electricity Corp. intends to hire an expert in renewable energy whose overall responsibilities are to support the ministry to develop a Renewable Energy Strategy for Rwanda. The program is to strengthen public and private sector capacity to implement, supervise, and regulate sustainable energy projects. Included is the stimulation of sustainable mini- and micro-hydro development and encouragement of private-sector-operated hydro development.

Expressions of interest, resumes, and qualifications are due to the address below by 10 a.m. April 22. For information, contact Electricity Access Scale-up and Sector Wide Approach Development Project (EASSDP), Rue du Lac Ihema, P.O.B. 537, Kigali, Rwanda; (250) 573-666; Fax: (250) 573-802; E-mail: elgz@rwanda1.com; Internet: www.electrogaz.co.rw.

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