Department of Information and Public Relations
The Government of the Virgin Islands has extended the deadline for the submission of Expressions of Interest for the development of an Energy Transition Plan for the Territory to July 10.
The plan will serve as a logical road map that allows the Territory to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2035 and 100% renewable energy for all uses by 2050.
Permanent Secretary in the Premier’s Office, Dr. Carolyn O’Neal Morton said, “The primary deliverable to be provided through this consultancy is to develop an achievable Energy Transition Plan that will take into consideration the inhabited islands that make up the BVI and should be customisable to allow for potential future habitation of currently uninhabited islands.”
Dr. O’Neal Morton indicated that this consultancy requires a comprehensive understanding of area-wide energy use and technological solutions, barriers, and potential financial models for energy conservation and renewable energy implementation.
She added that the plan should also identify clear strategies to achieve the energy conservation and renewable energy goals within the local regulatory context and conditions and developed in close coordination with the British Virgin Islands Electricity Corporation along with other deliverables as outlined in the Expressions of Interest.
The Expressions of Interest is open to suitable and qualified individuals or firms with experience in renewable energy, climate adaptation, sustainability planning and energy policy efforts at the community or local government level in the last five years. Qualifications in fields encompassing energy use, renewable energy, climate adaptation or sustainability planning is also welcomed and certifications to legally perform these services or operate a business in their jurisdiction.
Interested individuals and firms should submit their interest by email in PDF format not exceeding 10 MB. The filename and the email subject must bear the Applicant’s name and “EOI for Development of an Energy Transition Plan for BVI” and must be received no later than July 10, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. addressed to:
Mrs. Ishma Rhymer
Ministry of Finance
Qwomar Trading Building No. 2, 2nd Floor
Tortola, British Virgin Islands
Telephone: (284) 468-4243/5921
Attached: Copy of full document: - EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NO. 1 OF 2020
CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF AN ENERGY TRANSITION PLAN FOR THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS