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Energy Sector Economist

St George's, Grenada

About the Role

The Energy Sector Economist will support the CBEE-R team to carry out an economic impact assessment on GRENLEC’s operations and finances and competitive position in the Grenadian electricity market in response to proposed regulatory changes permitting private or independent electricity generation from renewable energy sources in Grenada.

  • Economic Assessment Report Quantifying the Impact of Proposed Regulatory Changes in the Grenadian Energy Sector

  • Presentation to the Private Sector.

  • Presentation to the PPD.  


The Energy Sector Economist will, among other things:

  • Assess the economic impact of increased utilization of renewable energy to generate electricity in the Grenadian market on GRENLEC’s operations and revenues;

  • Develop policy options with several alternatives for policy intervention, which effectively target renewable energy development needs in Grenada;

  • Comparison and in-depth analysis of quantitative and qualitative characteristics of alternative policy options to identify the most cost-efficient policy design;

  • Present the findings of the study to the private sector for validation and to the PPD; and

  • Perform other tasks relevant to the successful completion of the CBEE-R activity.

  • A graduate degree in Economics, Finance, or other relevant field.  Specialization in the energy sector is preferred.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in any aspect of renewable energy generation (preferably solar PV, wind power, hydropower, geothermal energy); or in electricity generation, transmission (including lines and sub-stations) and distribution systems in the context of an electric utility or industrial plant environment;

  • Sound knowledge of the latest trends and developments in technologies and strategies for operation, management of electricity systems, the energy sector and of variable renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and financing mechanisms;

  • Experience creating policy, procedures and/or legal reforms for government institutions;

  • Experience working in the Caribbean or in developing countries with similar conditions;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;

  • Excellent organizational skills; and

  • Ability to work in an environment requiring liaising and collaborating with multiple actors including government representatives, private sector representatives and other stakeholders.

About the Company

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded International Development Group LLC (IDG) a three-year, $8.6 million Caribbean Business Enabling Environment-Reform (CBEE-R) task order under the Public Financial Management II (PFM II) IDIQ. The objectives of CBEE-R will focus on improving the regulatory climate for resilient businesses, bolstering government capacity to implement business environment reforms, enhancing robust public-private dialogue, and improving the creation of a resilient private sector.

To support the USAID/ESC Regional Development Cooperation Strategy through CBEE-R, IDG chose TIV as a sub-contractor contributing to activities across the six result areas of two objectives.

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