USAID awards $29.7 million Scaling Up Renewable Energy projects deal


The US Agency for International Development has selected consulting and engineering firm Tetra for the continuation of its Scaling Up Renewable Energy project (SURE II).

Tetra has been awarded a five-year $29.7 million contract to implement the project.

Tetra Tech will provide technical services to promote reliable, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible solutions to increase adoption of renewable and advanced energy technologies.

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The engineering firm will create programmes to integrate renewable energy into existing power grids, and enhance national strategic energy planning to capitalise on renewable technologies that increase energy security and reduce costs.

Tetra Tech also will support the development of an innovation fund which will attract new and nontraditional partners to scale up the deployment of renewable energy technology.

Tetra Tech worked with USAID and 20 partner countries under the previous SURE I contract to integrate new technologies, promote competitive procurement of renewable energy generation, support development of progressive energy policies, and advance gender equality in the energy sector.

Dan Batrack, the CEO of Tetra Tech, said: “Tetra Tech is pleased to support USAID in developing sustainable renewable energy solutions for emerging economies.

“As the top-ranked firm by Engineering News-Record in solar and wind power, Tetra Tech will use its Leading with Science approach to help deploy the best technologies, policies and practices to transform the power sector in developing countries.”