The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed a loan with Société Tunisienne de l’Electricité et du Gaz (STEG) for a total amount of €46.5 million ($51 million) to be provided alongside an up to €46.5 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

The operation will enable the company to reinforce and strengthen the electricity transmission network in Tunisia, in order to enhance its performance and reliability.

STEG now intends to engage a consultancy firm to improve its forecasting approach of energy and maximum power demand at short, medium and long terms and determine a new forecast model for Tunisia to cope with structural changes in customer behaviour.

The expected outcome of the assignment is as follows:

  • Reviewing of the existing demand forecast methodology at energy and maximum power demand on short, medium and long terms and existing tools currently used by STEG; and
  • Improve the existing demand forecast methodology – particularly to:
  1. Improvement of the forecasting approach especially to the maximum power demand in order to cope with structural changes in customer behaviour;
  2. Rebuild the load curve and set up forecasted load curve;
  3. Incorporate the role of climate in driving customer demand;
  4. Incorporate the increasing spread of RE, including any customer based systems (rooftop PV etc.,)
  • Improving the quality of forecasts of electricity demand in general, and determining a new model that takes into account these factors.

STEG tender invitation

Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit proposals in line with the requirements set out in this procurement notice.

The assignment is expected to start in October 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 120 days.

The assignment has to start as soon as the consultant is selected and last no later than 31 January 2018.

It is important that the consultant can start working as soon as possible after appointment.

Fluency in French is mandatory and English is preferred.

Submission requirements:

In order to determine the capability and experience of consultants seeking to be selected for this assignment, the information submitted should include the following:

  • Technical proposal
  • Financial proposal

Submission format:

The full expressions of interest shall be submitted, in English and French, via e-selection system to reach the Bank no later than 16 June 2017, at 17:00 London time.

The Expressions of Interest shall be split in two files (pdf).

The EBRD Contact Person:

Sophie Medert

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

One Exchange Square

London EC2A 2JN

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