Training for Auction Programs

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USAID offers in-person training to help you understand, design, and implement auction programs. You can watch recordings and view training material on auction design, bidding simulations, and advanced design elements.
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USAID offers in-person training to help you understand, design, and implement auction programs. You can watch recordings and view training material on auction design, bidding simulations, and advanced design elements.

USAID supports partner countries on their journey to self-reliance by helping design and implement auctions that can rapidly scale clean energy at low prices and advance national economic and clean energy goals. USAID provides support for auctions through bilateral and regional energy programs and a variety of programs managed out of Washington, D.C.

USAID offers in-person training and webinars for international development professionals, energy ministries, utilities, policymakers, and regulators. Training programs draw on USAID’s experience supporting auctions globally, including in Afghanistan, Colombia, El Salvador, India, Kazakhstan, and Mexico. USAID’s work also draws on additional insights from sub-Saharan Africa gained through Power Africa’s support to the International Finance Corporation’s Scaling Solar initiative in Ethiopia, Senegal, and Zambia.

As a trusted auctions technical advisor, USAID works with host country governments and partners to achieve locally sustained results by helping countries mobilize public and private funding, strengthen local capacities, and accelerate enterprise-driven development. This approach fosters resilient, stable, and prosperous countries that are more self-reliant.

Webinars

  • Webinar

    Kazakhstan: Energy Diversity through Renewables

    This webinar examines, through the lens of the Kazakhstan experience, how to design renewable energy auction programs that diversify a country’s energy mix, attract private investment, and achieve competitive prices. View the webinar

  • Webinar

    Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Auction Design

    This one-hour webinar introduces auction design concepts and examines lessons learned from international experience. View the webinar

  • Webinar

    India: Round-the-Clock Power Procurement

    India explores how this new renewable energy procurement approach reduces the costs to the system, minimizes intermittency, and matches power supply and demand. View the webinar

Workshops and Events

  • Dialogue

    Asia EDGE Regional Competitive Procurement Dialogue

    This three-day event introduced participants to advanced procurement trends and helped them develop new skills in designing and modifying renewable energy competitive procurements. View the presentations

  • Workshop

    India: System-Friendly Renewable Energy Procurement

    India explores procurement design solutions that help minimize both generation and system integration costs. Solutions include time-based incentives and penalties, aggregators or virtual hybrids, physical hybrids, and locational signals. View the presentation

  • Workshop

    Tanzania: Competitive Procurement

    Tanzania examines factors influencing auction prices worldwide, auction design, and bankable power purchase agreements, as well as how to use government support when addressing barriers to financing renewable energy investments. View the presentations

  • Workshop

    Senegal: Analyzing Competitive Bids for Power Generation

    Senegal explores relevant technical and financial requirements for in-house competitive bidding processes. View the presentations

Last updated: November 20, 2020

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