LECB - Model Development and Training on the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) for an Egyptian national model

Country: Egypt
Language: EN
Number: 2524727
Publication date: 13-06-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)
Tags: Research services software development services Energy


LECB - Model Development and Training on the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System (LEAP) for an Egyptian national model
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP Country Office - EGYPT
Deadline : 25-Jun-17
Posted on : 13-Jun-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 38453
Link to Atlas Project :
00061973 - UNDP-EU Low Emissions Capacity Building Programme
Documents :
Overview :


In accordance with the commitment of all parties to the UNFCCC to support climate change efforts at the national level, the LECB Project will enable Egypt to strengthen national capacities to do the following: 1) Design a low-emission development strategy (LEDS); 2) Identify opportunities for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in the context of national development; 3) Facilitate the design and adoption of mitigation actions by selected industries; and 4) Design systems for Measuring, Reporting, and Verifying (MRV) mitigation actions. The Project will target the Public and Private Sectors.


The LECB Project will also develop the capacity of experts and institutions in Egypt to respond to opportunities that have been identified for engaging Public Sector and Industry support and participation in addressing the issue of climate change. The Project seeks to build on various initiatives already developed by UNDP and partners.


In 2015, Egypt submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution[1] (INDC) to the UNFCCC. The document describes GHG mitigation measures and policies which are appropriate given the national circumstances, but it provides no robust assessment of their potential - nor any quantitative economy-wide reduction target.

In April 2016, LECB Cairo held a basic capacity building on energy planning and mitigation analysis, attended by members of the public and private stakeholder community. The weeklong workshop focused on developing participants’ faculties with the Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning software (or LEAP), emphasizing the basic skills needed to begin constructing a national software model of the Egyptian energy system. LEAP is a software tool that used by many research institutes and governmental agencies in over 190 countries to develop climate change mitigation assessments and identifying energy policies and strategies. The software is developed and supported by the Stockholm Environment Institute.

Meanwhile, the EU-funded TARES[2] (Technical Assistance to Support the Reform of the Energy Sector) initiative in Egypt, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Petroleum, has continued the development of a TIMES-Egypt model.


[1] Arab Republic of Egypt. “Egyptian Intended Nationally Determined Contribution”, 11/16/2015. Online at < http://www4.unfccc.int/Submissions/INDC/Published%20Documents/Egypt/1/Egyptian%20INDC.pdf>, accessed 3/20/2017.

[2] The TARES project does not have a homepage. However, a recent press release highlights energy efficiency opportunities identified through scenario analysis. See EU. “The EU promotes Governance Energy Efficiency in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Renewable Energy and Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources”, Press Release, Cairo, 7/18/2016. Online at <http://eeas.europa.eu/archives/delegations/egypt/press_corner/all_news/news/2016/20160718_en.pdf>


Description of Responsibilities :


LECB-Egypt is seeking to engage a qualified international expert to develop a preliminary quantitative baseline scenario for Egypt’s energy system, using LEAP, and to then hold a capacity building workshop on the use – and continued development – of the tool. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to create and then evaluate alternative scenarios for Egypt by comparing their energy requirements, their social costs and benefits and their environmental impacts.

Description of Work Tasks:

  • Develop a preliminary, quantitative model of the Egyptian energy system using the LEAP software, and populate it using publically accessible historical data from internet sources.
  • Develop assumptions to project energy demand, energy supply processes and energy-sector GHG emissions forward in time through the year 2050, and include these assumptions as a baseline scenario in the LEAP model.
  • In a workshop setting in Cairo, explain how the baseline scenario was constructed, how it can be modified, and guide participants through the implementation of mitigation scenarios in LEAP. Key data inputs are to be provided by workshop participants in advance, with the assistance of a data requirement template (prepared by the consultant). Evaluate preliminary estimates for costs and benefits of these scenarios, and explain how LEAP can be used to assess the cost-effectiveness of options.


  • LEAP model file containing historical data and preliminary baseline projection of the Egyptian energy system.
  • Quantitative mitigation measure data template.
  • Five-day workshop, training participants on the use of advanced LEAP features necessary to develop emissions mitigation scenarios in LEAP.

Tentative Timetable

The period of performance is expected to be eight weeks, culminating in a five-day training workshop in Cairo.

Requirements and needs:

  • Expected course duration (days and hrs/day)
  • Minimum number of attendees
  • Estimated fees in US Dollar
  • Certificate for each trainee


Competencies :
  • Professionalism: Strong expertise in the development of web-based applications and on-line services with good analytical skills and ability to solve problems.
  • User Orientation: ability to understand user needs in order to provide user-friendly and ergonomic solutions that effectively meet user requirements.
  • Planning and Organizing: Ability to plan projects and organize activities, work to tight deadlines, handle concurrent requests, and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Communication: Good spoken and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical information and prepare written documentation in a clear, concise style.
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.


Qualifications :

Advanced university degree in environment related field

At least 5 years of work experience in the area of environment and climate change

Familiar with Greenhouse Gases reduction calculations using LEAP software

Proven previous training experience on LEAP in developing countries

Good presentation and communication skills

Fluent English and/ or Arabic language

Additional Questions

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