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TEA - Transforming Energy Access

Department for International Development



The Carbon Trust manages the Research Programme Delivery Consortium (RPDC) overseeing DFID’s Transforming Energy Access (TEA) Programme, to deliver applied research and innovation that will accelerate access to affordable, clean energy services for poor households and enterprises.


This research and innovation programme delivers new technologies and robust evidence on the critical barriers hampering systemic change and scaling up energy access, working with Southern researchers and entrepreneurs, to drive locally-relevant innovation and delivery. This will have a transformative impact on deploying renewable energy solutions in developing countries, especially in Africa.

Bio-energy for Sustainable local energy services and Energy Access in Africa: Academic Research Project Invitation to Tender

As programme lead for the Transforming Energy Access delivery consortium, the Carbon Trust is pleased to publish an invitation to tender for the Bio-energy for Sustainable Local Energy Services and Energy Access in Africa, Academic Research.

As part of the Transforming Energy Access programme, the research should have a practical focus and should lead to the development of practical resources and tools that can assist industry and investors in assessing the potential use and application of a bio-energy technology within Sub Saharan Africa.

Click here to view the full Invitation To Tender (PDF)

Potential bidders are asked to submit an Expression of Interest to: by no later than 12:00 a.m. (GMT) on 14/11/2018.

Final deadline for full proposals is 12:00 a.m. (GMT) on 01/02/2019.


Phase I Reference Reports 

The following four reports are deliverables from Phase 1 of the Bioenergy component and will give interested bidders useful background and context to the project to help inform their response to this ITT.

BSEAA Lit Rev & S'hldr Mapping Report_17.02.2017.pdf

BSEAA TVC Prioritisation Report_20.04.2017.pdf

BSEAA Technology Country Case Study Report_07.08.2017.pdf

BSEAA Project Completion & Handover Report_21.09.2017.pdf


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