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Our Senior Advisors and Technical Experts have completed the following assignments:

Geothermal Investment Database, Indonesia for BAPPENAS funded by KfW
Partnership International is providing two-years of technical assistant to BAPPENAS to effectively plan and coordinate public and private investments in the geothermal sector. Our Technical, ICT, Financial and Legal Advisors are assisting BAPPENAS in developing an action plan to mobilization geothermal investments. Our objective is to develop and Investment Database to provide support to the planning and execution of geothermal projects and to accelerate the development of geothermal-based power (both greenfields and brownfields). The Geothermal Investment Database ("Geo Portal") is being collaboratively developed with BAPPENAS staff to help attract public and private financing and to support the coordination of this effort among ministries, departments, local government authorities as well as public and private financing institutions. More information is at: http://geothermal.bappenas.go.id/

MENA Geothermal (MENA) for the US Trade and Development Agency
Partnership International worked with MENA Geothermal in the West Bank to help develop a geothermal heating and cooling project design, feasibility and implementation plan. The PI team assisted MENA Geothermal to develop a sustainable, bankable business plan for implementing Geothermal “GeoExchange” systems in the region. MENA has developed an advanced GeoExchange system adapted to local conditions with some specialty local supplies. Our team reviewed the feasibility, regulatory, economic, financial, environmental and social aspect of this USTDA-funded proposed GeoExchange system study.

Renewable Energy & Tariff Development for Pakistan National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA)
Our consultants reviewed tariff practices of various energy technologies as they relate to Renewable Energy (RE) and proposed suitable modifications/changes in the tariff determination process to help promote the development of RE in Pakistan. Our consultants assessed tariff guidelines, renewable projects, licenses agreement, subsidies incorporated, environmental considerations, etc. Our team aim was to enhance the overall renewable energy sector strategies, which in turn will help create a favorable business and trade environment for renewable energy development to better utilize indigenous renewable energy sources such as biomass, bio-fuels, solar, geothermal, hydro and wind. Our team addressed several key focus areas:

• Assessed national renewable energy market related law/policies, tariff guidelines, renewable projects, licenses agreement; subsidies incorporated, environmental considerations, etc.
• Identified and discussed potential issues/hurdles in procuring power from renewable energy projects with emphasis on tariff setting & potential licensees and relevant government agencies.
• Verified application and definitive findings by reviewing tariff-setting hearings in the renewable energy sector.
• Prepared proposed framework or set of guidelines to include recommended tariff derivation for renewable energy plants, including tools for analysis, connection to the grid; legal framework; guidelines; and organizational set up within NEPRA to promote renewable energy.
• Set benchmarks to measure quality, availability and reliability of supply; and methodology for licensing applications, tariff determination; credits for producing electricity through CFT; as well as ongoing training programs to provide to enhance the skills of the NEPRA.
• Prepared a Final Report Preparation of analyses and findings incorporating all of the meetings, recommendations, and conclusions as well as all other documents and/or reports provided pursuant to study.

Electricity Distribution Rehabilitation and Hydropower Development, Angola
The objective of this Technical Assistance (TA) was to prepare two Master Plans for the rehabilitation and expansion of the electricity distribution networks in the cities of Cuchi and Luena, and perform pre-feasibility studies for two mini-hydroelectric projects, Kaquima and Chafinda, located near these cities. The Master Plans are consistent with Empresa Nacional de Electricidade's (ENE) objective of performing studies that will:

(i) Develop a forecast of the evolution of the city's energy load requirements,
(ii) Define different strategies and perspectives in the development of the ideal energy infrastructure at different voltage requirements and/or the harmonization of distribution systems to a single voltage or pair of voltage levels, and
(iii) Quantify the necessary investment requirements for executing the Master Plans.

The feasibility studies was consistent with the National Direction of Energy's (DNE) objective of creating investment opportunities in Angola for private developers interested in the power sector, and potentially in conjunction with other industrial investment opportunities.

Solar: Emerging Solar Markets - InterSolar US Partnership International Inc. presented at the 2009 InterSolar North America (www.intersolar.us). The conference comprise 25 sessions with more than 150 speakers with over 60,000 trade visitors. Partnership International presentation “Tools for Success: Best Practice for Emerging Markets” was targeted to assist international decision-makers interested in promoting solar energy in emerging markets. The presentation covered the three key areas in which regulatory, technical and financial structures best suit the particular needs of each regions.
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REN21 Pledge
Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century
Partnership International, Inc. at the International Renewable Energy Conference (http://www.ren21.net/wiap/wirec.asp) pledged to promote financing and development of Solar, thermal Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Wind Power renewable energy sources in North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Partnership International proposes to accelerate Africa's global uptake of Solar, CSP & Wind renewable energy by assisting certain WIREC countries located in North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa to reach or go beyond some of their targeted WIREC 2010 goals. By the year 2010, Partnership International’s pledge to WIREC is to have assisted these countries in developing renewable energy infrastructure investments with sound regulatory, institutional, technical, commercial and financial structures to help significantly increase the deployment and use of CSP and Wind renewables in this region.

GeoFund - International Geothermal Workshop for Europe Central Asia (2008-09)
The GEF/World Bank's GeoFund - IGA International Geothermal Workshop goal was to systematically promote the use of geothermal energy in the Europe & Central Asia (ECA) countries by removing barriers to the development of geothermal renewable energy, leading to greater use and increase in demand for, and supply of, geothermal energy projects. The International Geothermal Workshop was directed toward high-level energy officials, developers and financiers. The workshop was targeted directly to GeoFund countries. The workshop brought together ECA region decision-makers with leaders in geothermal industry and finance.

Global Ministerial-Level Conference on Renewable Energy
Partnership International Inc has partnered with the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (www.WIREC2008.com), on March 3-7, 2008. Partnership International, Inc recruited the participation from diplomats, World Bank officials, and USTDA officials. Hosted by the United States Government, WIREC 2008 is the third global ministerial-level conference on renewable energy, following events in Beijing in 2005 and Bonn in 2004. WIREC 2008 built upon the outcomes of the conferences in Bonn and Beijing by fostering increased political support and public awareness for renewable energy, new and innovative actions to promote widespread adoption of renewable energy, and advanced tools for collecting and disseminating best practices to end users. WIREC 2008 focused on three pillars necessary to support renewable energy industries: Agriculture and Rural Development; Technology/Research and Development; and Market Adoption and Finance. Each track examined how public policies and private efforts can most effectively advance renewable energy across the globe.

Wind Energy Auto-producer Contracts – Morocco
Developed a regulatory and contractual framework for the Office National de l’Electricité (Morocco's state-owned electricity utility) to launch a national 300 MW program for wind energy production by industrial users. Responsibilities included preparing implementation decrees and drafting contract models to allow the ONE to transport electricity for third-parties and to purchase surplus wind-generated electricity.

Global Sustainable Energy Islands Initiative (GSEII) (1998-ongoing)
Our Senior Advisor for Renewable Energy formed the GSEII in 1998 as an ongoing consortium of international organizations assisting the small islands states in their energy transformation efforts. Work includes development of sustainable energy plans in participating states and supporting the implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. These Sustainable Energy Plans provide member states detailed structuring of renewable policies, regulations, tariffs, financing, and capacity building for the increased utilization of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and services.

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Our energy practice covers the following sectors:

> Renewable Energy

> Energy Grids

> Environmental and Social Impact Assessment


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