International Consultancy in "Removal of Barriers to Solar PV Power Generation in Mauritius” project
Through the assistance of the Global Environment Facility and the technical support of UNDP, the Government of Mauritius is implementing the “Removal of Barriers to Solar PV Power Generation in Mauritius, Rodrigues and the Outer Islands”. The objective of this project is to accelerate sustainable on-grid PV electricity generation in Mauritius through targeted technical interventions.
The Mauritius Standards Bureau (MSB) is a parastatal body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Protection. The Mauritius Standards Bureau provides technical support to private and public organizations in improving product and service quality, upgrading public safety, enhancing occupational health and safety, ensuring food safety and mitigating environmental impacts. It also offers premium certification, inspection and testing services through a single window. The testing laboratories operate in the fields of Engineering and Chemical Technology.
The main objectives of this assignment are to:
- Carry out a gap analysis of the personnel and laboratories of the Engineering unit of the MSB, particularly the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Laboratory, to identify the needs of the local markets with regard to conformity assessment and testing of solar PV modules and its associated accessories
- Prepare a costed Implementation Plan for bridging the identified gaps in skills and infrastructure for testing of solar PV modules and its associated accessories at the MSB
- Prepare a Road Map for accreditation of the relevant proposed tests
The International Consultant shall be required for 35 working days (2 field missions – 12-person days and 23 -person days home-based) over a period of 3 months as from 1 October 2019 until 31 December 2019.