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*INTRODUCTION* In 2015 ICED II developed an initiative called Planning for Energy Access (PLEA), which benefits from previous works during the first phase of ICED. It combines an extensive set of energy profile data at national-provincial-district-village levels with geospatial data of the area. The pilot case of PLEA is Nias Islands in North Sumatera province. 

PLEA is in line with various government programs to expand electricity access and to promote renewable energy. Recently the Government of Indonesia launched “Program Indonesia Terang” (PIT), which would coordinate the efforts to expand electricity access from 87 percent in 2015 to 99.6 percent in 2019. 

PLEA methodology consists of 4 stages: (i) collect and evaluate historical data sets to project future energy supply-demand in certain area, (ii) identify the least-cost option to provide electricity access to villages through grid expansion, mini-grid or off-grid approach, (iii) estimate electricity demand of and potential supply for clusters of households, and (iv) field assessment and implementation design of the electrification program. This process may be iterated as needed. The first 2 stages have been completed, and ICED Team has started some initial works of Stage 3 and 4. 

Findings from Stage 1 and 2 of the first round process of PLEA Nias have been shared with key stakeholders in several events. Participants in a PLEA training in Jakarta on 5-7 April 2016 were PIT team, representative from universities in ICED priority provinces, and several unit of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR). Two workshops in Medan on 27-29 April 2016 provides exchange of information in comparing study findings with knowledge and experience of ICED partners in North Sumatera. 

ICED II has developed sample exercise for Stage 3 covering few villages, and a basic model of electricity system for Stage 4 of PLEA Nias. Further elaboration of the work requires factual local condition which shall be obtained through field survey. ICED II aims to engage local university as a partner in the PLEA Nias study.
  • Update existing data sets of Nias Islands, with more detailed assessment on at least 10 selected villages in South Nias 
  • Obtain primary data and information to complement the desk study in Stage 1 and 2
  • Engage local institutions to facilitate capacity building process towards development of local think tank in energy policy and planning
*SCOPE OF WORKS* Based on the previous study of ICED II, the Team shall collect, update and analyze relevant data and information in the following area:
  • Geospatial mapping and analysis 
    • Update the 20 kV network of Nias Islands
    • Update the road network of Nias Islands
    • Rooftop tagging and household clustering of Nias Islands
  • Energy demand characteristics 
    • Update statistics and other relevant data of North Sumatera Province
    • Analysis on existing policy/plans related to rural electrification
    • Estimate the current and potential demand for electricity and the load profile
Assessment of indigenous renewable energy resources for electricity and other energy supply potential 

*TIME COMMITMENT* The assignment is expected to take approximately in the period of August – Oct 30, 2016 

*Bidder’s Qualifications* All bidders must provide the following information and references in order to be qualified for the procurement process: 
  • Institution’s information, including official registered title, type of business, address, and contact person information. 
  • A short description of the institution and of past relevant experience.
  • Overall technical approach to fulfill the specifications defined in Attachment A – Term of References.
*Budget* Proposals are invited from organization and individual consultants who meet
the profile described above. Proposals must also include a clear itemized budget. *Any proposals that do not include an itemized budget will not be considered.* Please use our template budget in Attachment A - Term of References

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*Application Process*
Interested and qualified consultants should send their applications by *July 26, 2016* at the latest and indicate “*ICED2-RFP-2016-07 – PLEA Nias Field Study*” in the subject line to the email