Contract tender opportunities for Transforming Energy Access.
Submission deadline: 15 November 2019
The Research Programme Delivery Consortium (RPDC, made up of the Carbon Trust, the University of Cape Town, Energy 4 Impact and TERI) manages the Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme on behalf of the Department for International Development (DFID).
Both DFID and the RPDC would like to gain external, independent advice – including clear options and recommendations on the TEA programme.
Submission deadline: 18 September 2019
£22 million has been released in a new round of funding for innovation projects to support countries in sub-Saharan African and South Asia access secure, low cost and low carbon energy. The funding is aimed at projects that address the energy trilemma: issues of cost, emissions and security of supply and energy access.
Submission deadline for Expression of Interest: 17 May 2019
The Powering Opportunities Partnership (POP), a component of the UK Department for International Development (DFID)’s wider Transforming Energy Access (TEA) programme (https://www.carbontrust.com/tea/), is aimed at exploring how the off-grid sector can better stimulate local jobs and drive economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.
The second competition window under POP, is a call for demonstration projects related to Local Value Addition and Employment Creation (VA&EC) in the upstream off-grid energy sector.
Submission deadline for Expression of Interest: 27 March 2019
The Transforming Energy Access – Learning Partnership (TEA-LP) project aims to support the development of multidisciplinary postgraduate academic curricula at African higher education institutions to bridge the skills gap in Africa’s rapidly-growing energy access sector. TEA-LP invites proposals from African universities to receive financial and technical support for the development of energy access themed curricula, at postgraduate level, with a view to developing graduates with the skills and competencies to help grow the energy access sector.
Submission deadline: 29 March 2019
This initiative is strategically positioned to target the development junior and mid-level talent to target the skills and careers of local Africans. Specifically, the Off-Grid Talent Development Initiative aims to support the talent needs of off-grid energy enterprises, whilst empowering local nationals to pursue careers in the social impact sector in sub-Saharan Africa. The Off Grid Talent Initiative (OGTI) is one of the constituent projects of TEA’s Skills and Expertise Development (SED) programme. OGTI aims to sustainably develop a generation of leadership in African enterprises.
Submission deadline: 28 February 2019
The Powering Opportunities Partnerships (POP) is one of the constituent projects of TEA’s Supporting Clean Energy Partnerships programme. POP aims to demonstrate how the off-grid energy sector can stimulate local jobs and create local economic value in Sub-Saharan Africa, via a challenge fund supporting proposals that demonstrate innovation, partnerships and the potential for scalability and impact.