Sector: Energy and Power

Client: Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., Japan Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Country: Bangladesh

Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. (MIRI) has been assigned by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to conduct “Preparatory Survey on Renewable Energy Development Project in Bangladesh”. Within the context of the Survey MIRI desires to obtain support from e.Gen in Bangladesh to conduct a study on the opportunities for sub-projects under JICA Official Development Assistance (ODA) two-step loan project, as well as to estimate expected effects due to execution of such sub-projects. This will cover, all three technological domains:

  • Solar photovoltaic renewable energy (RE) technology
  • Biomass utilization RE technology
  • Energy Efficiency and Conservation technologies.

Description of Actual Services Provided

The consultants are preparing a short list of sub-projects by: (i) defining a potential market for three technological domains of RE and EE&C; (ii) identifying available and applicable technologies / products; (iii) estimating demands for such, and; (iv) proposing a short list of business models by considering combinations of (i), (ii) and (iii). Business models, when deemed feasible under concessional loan, will become potential sub-projects.

Also, the consultants are estimating quantitative and qualitative effects due to execution of each of the sub-projects listed in the short list prepared above, by: (1) identifying indicators to measure the effects; (2) clarifying the baseline for each of the indicators, and; (3) estimating the effect to each of the indicators through execution of the sub-projects.

In addition, the consultants are helping the client in collecting and disseminating data.

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