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Restricted procedure: Appraisal of Danish Energy Programme in India

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2019, at 18:00, Danish time 

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is seeking a consultant for an appraisal of a proposed Danish Energy Programme in India. The expected programme will have a duration of five years and total budget of DKK 55 million.

With a target of renewable energy capacity of 227 GW in 2022, the Indian government has embarked on one of the most ambitious renewable energy implementation plans in the world. The current capacity of renewable energy in India is at 70 GW. The Indian onshore wind industry is nearly 30 years old and is the 4th largest onshore wind market with a total installed capacity of 33 GW which is around half of the total renewable energy capacity excluding large hydro. The supply chain is well-established with 75% localization and many global companies active throughout the supply chain.

The proposed programme will involve the establishment of an Indian Wind Centre under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Ministry of Power based at the National Institute for Wind Energy (NIWE) in Chennai.

A second intervention area of the proposed programme will be related to enhancing the flexibility of the Indian power system that follows from increasing the renewable energy in the mix.

A third intervention area in the proposed programme is strengthening the national capacity in relation to energy system models and scenarios that can provide a solid base for discussing the consequences of energy policies, and for analysing cost-effective options for sustainable transition of the energy system.

Danish authorities have specialized knowledge that can help the Indian authorities to establish framework conditions for the roll out of offshore wind power. Hence a 3 year Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) programme within this area is being implemented from mid-2018 with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Ministry of Power.

The appraisal will assess relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, potential transformational impact and sustainability of the proposed programme in accordance with Danida Aid Management Guidelines ( The appraisal will involve home office preparation and a field mission to India of approximately one week in the period 3-12 June, and submission of draft appraisal report is tentatively scheduled for 21st June. The appraisal will be led by an internal team leader from the MFA (Department of Technical Quality Service) and is expected to include two energy experts with experience from the areas indicated above, of which one is an international expert with extensive knowledge of the Danish energy system and one is a national expert with extensive knowledge of the policy environment and the relevant institutions in India. The estimated maximum budget of the contract is DKK 300.000.

Deadline for applications: 15 April 2019, at 18:00, Danish time

The standard application form should be used. Applications not using the standard form may be rejected. Applications received after the deadline shall be rejected.

Download application form here.

Contact point: Technical Quality Service, MFA
Name of Programme Officer: Lars Christian Oxe
E-mail address, Programme Officer:
Telephone of Programme Officer: +45 2467 4632

Criteria for selection:
A minimum of three and a maximum of five applicants with references best suited for this assignment will be invited to submit a tender.