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The European Commission’s Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking announced € 665 million in funding opportunities for research and demonstration projects to accelerate the market introduction of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe. U.S. firms are eligible to join consortia of European Industry Grouping members and research organizations that receive EU funding. In order to become a potential partner of a consortium, U.S. companies are encouraged to engage with members of the IG and to contact Isabelle Maelcamp or Ilona Shtrom at the Commercial Service in Brussels.
The Plurinational State of Bolivia has received funding from the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) to finance the San Jose Hydroelectric Project, which mainly consists in: construction of civil works of San Miguelito Reservoir; penstocks; San Jose 1 and San Jose 2 powerhouses; supply and installation of electromechanical equipment. For more information, please see the announcement or contact Leah Pillsbury, PillsburyLH@state.gov, at the State Department.
A USTDA grant is funding a feasibility study and pilot project for Jiangsu Communications Services Company, Ltd. to evaluate fuel cell applications within the telecommunications infrastructure in China and achieve a design that is targeted and acceptable to the vast potential of the Chinese market. The fuel cell systems would be used for both backup and baseload or off-grid power, replacing lead acid batteries and diesel fueled combustion generators. The Contractor for the activity is First Element Energy based in Lenexa, Kansas USA.
Bids Invited for Design, Build and Transfer of Solar Power Supply for ADB Headquarters
Deadline for submission: June, 16 2014, 4:00 pm (Manila time)
ADB wishes to receive bids from eligible bidders for the design, build, operate and transfer of Solar Power Supply to the Electrical Substation of the Third Atrium at the ADB Headquarters, No. 6 ADB Ave., Mandaluyong City, Philippines. For more information, click here or contact the Commercial Service in Manila at Office.ManilaADB@trade.gov.
With approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) secured, the Bull Creek wind project ($240 million estimated cost), is a major opportunity for U.S. exporters. These opportunities can be found in the projects planned 46 wind turbines, associated access roads, power lines and transformer station, and an operations facility.
US African Development Foundation, GE Africa and USAID are partnering to promote innovative solutions that develop, scale-up or extend the use of proven technologies for off-grid energy – reaching communities not served by existing power grids. This USD $1.8 million second round of the Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge will award 18 grants of up $100,000 each to African companies and organizations providing off-grid solutions that deploy renewable resources and power local economic activities. Challenge winners will focus on near-term solutions to the power needs of productive and commercial activities, including agriculture production and processing, off-farm businesses, and commercial enterprises.
All details including eligibility requirements can be found here.
West Java, Indonesia 30 MW Cibuni Geothermal Power Project
PT Teknosatria Energi Geothermal, an Indonesian firm that plans to develop a 30 MW power generation facility at the Cibuni geothermal project site, is seeking to contact major turbine manufacturers and suppliers to request expressions of interest (EOI) to supply major plant components for the Cibuni project. Interested firms may view the solicitation notice here. The deadline is May 12, 2014.
UAE Solar Power Project
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is seeking a Development Partner for Phase II in of a 100MW Solar Photovoltaic Power Project in Dubai, UAE. For more information, please contact the Commercial Service in Dubai (Shereen.firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for an expression of interest is April 24, 2014.
Lesotho: Consultant Needed
The Government of Lesotho has received a grant from the African Development Fund to finance the consultancy service for the Design of Regulatory Framework for the Development of Renewable Energy Resources. Bidding documents are expected to be available in March 2014.
Kenya Transmission Line
The Government of Kenya has received a loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency towards the construction of Olkaria- Lessos –Kisumu Transmission Line project and part of the proceeds will be applied towards this tender. Accordingly, the implementing agency, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. (KETRACO), intends to prequalify contractors for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the transmission lines and substation works. For more information please see the announcement or contact the Commercial Service in Nairobi (Mary.Masyuko@trade.gov). The deadline is April 20, 2014.
Integrated Street Solar Lighting Panels in Egypt
A well-known Egyptian is seeking integrated street solar lighting (SSL) panels, widely needed in compounds and new urban areas. The U.S. Commercial Service is seeking interested U.S. Firms that participate in SSL. For more information, please contact the Commercial Service in Cairo (Mai.Abdelhalim@trade.gov).
A buyer in Colombia is seeking architecturally integrated photovoltaic products (BIPV) as tiles, translucent photovoltaic panels, thin-film photovoltaic glass and inverters that convert DC to AC 11. Please contact Debra Rogers of the U.S. Export Assistance Center in Chicago (Debra.Rogers@trade.gov) for further information.
New Funding to Boost International Support for Geothermal Energy
The World Bank announced that a new Clean Technology Fund program will facilitate private sector investment in geothermal test drilling. The new program gives a major boost to the Global Geothermal Development Plan (GGDP), which brings together bilateral and multilateral donors around an international investment plan to scale up geothermal power in the developing world.
Africa: Small Hydro Turbines Needed
A developer of several small hydro projects is looking for suppliers of the turbines (1 MW to 10MW) for his project. These are projects under the Power Africa Initiative. For more information, please contact Mary Masyuko, Commercial Specialist at the US Embassy in Nairobi, Mary.Masyuko@trade.gov.
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Philippines: Power Distribution Modernization
A U.S. Trade and Development Agency Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to develop a feasibility study for a power distribution modernization pilot project and associated implementation plan in Manila, Philippines. The deadline is March 25.
Macedonia Hydro Project
AD Elektrani na Makedonija – Skopje intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) towards the cost of the Boskov Most Hydro Power Project. The deadline for sealed tenders is March 31, 2014.