Sri Lanka seeks consultants for micro-hydro project program

Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help implement a program to develop or rehabilitate micro-hydropower projects on Sri Lanka’s tea and rubber estates. Responses are due October 30.

With funding from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Sri Lanka seeks to develop renewable energy sources for transmission grid interconnection. SEA said about 250 hydro sites of up to 250 kW each have been found on tea and rubber estates, but are considered too small for commercial development under its renewable energy initiative.

To refurbish existing estate hydro plants and to develop new such sites, SEA asked ADB to help it establish a credit line to estate companies and other developers. The plants would be grid-connected with surplus energy to be “banked” by Ceylon Electricity Board.

SEA invites expressions of interest from consultants to serve as a renewable energy development and financing specialist, micro-hydro project review consultant, and environmental and social safeguards specialist. The work is expected to require 14 months with a budget of US$70,000.

Information on the solicitations is on the ADB Internet site at http://csrn.adb.org/csrn/publicNoticeList.htm?projectNo=39415&projectSeqNo=01&projectTypeCd=3&listingNo=L2#. Terms of reference are available on the same site.

Expressions of interest and qualifications are due to the address below, with a copy to the ADB address below, by October 30. For information, contact:
o Director Athula Jayatunge, (Renewable Energy), Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority, 3G 17 BMICH, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 00700 Sri Lanka; (94) 11-2677445; Fax: (94) 11-2682534; E-mail: info@energy.gov.lk; Internet: www.energy.gov.lk;
o Project Officer Mukhtor Khamudkhanov, Asian Development Bank, E-mail: mkhamudkhanov@adb.org.

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