RINA is working with the World Bank in Ethiopia on an innovative flagship project for wind energy development in emerging markets. We are the technical, environmental and social advisor tasked with supporting the Government of Ethiopia and the World Bank in upscaling their efforts for the exploitation of wind resources and identification of suitable sites for wind IPP development.
This World Bank funded initiative is groundbreaking work, never before undertaken in the wind sector: debottlenecking investment opportunities in wind IPP development through the early screening, identification and assessment of key technical and E&S risks, primarily related to land acquisition/resettlement and potential bird mortality. Factoring in these risks upstream of the transaction process allows for a more sustainable project design and enormous risk reduction in wind IPP development. our role is fundamental, piloting an integrated approach to identifying E&S risks alongside technical risks.
Our work kicked off in December 2018, and is focused on two key elements: