RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — RTI International, a nonprofit research institute, has been selected by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as a prime contractor for its Energy Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) II contract, which will address the global demand for modern energy services in countries assisted by USAID.
“Access to affordable and reliable energy generates economic growth and improves lives,” said Nicole Barnes, Vice President for Learning, Energy, and Environment for Development at RTI. “We’re proud to continue to expand our work with USAID to increase access to reliable energy services in developing countries around the world.”
Access to reliable energy sources is a major part of a country’s development journey, affecting poverty, health, education, food security and more. Global energy demand is projected to rise by more than 70 percent by 2040, with most of the growth coming from developing countries. In some developing countries, two-thirds of the population lack access to electricity.
RTI will lead a consortium of industry-leading firms with proven track records of innovation and thought leadership in energy sector reform. The team brings extensive experience helping USAID and local stakeholders reform power sectors, improve access to electricity, and mobilize private investments in more than 50 countries. Leveraging this expertise, the team will implement a four-step approach carrying out task orders under Energy IDIQ II: diagnose the problems, design targeted solutions, implement tailored solutions in the local context and sustain changes through local counterparts. RTI’s partners are McKinsey & Company, GreenMax Capital Advisors, Energy Markets Group, Associates for Global Change, CDM Smith, DecisionWare Group, Enertech, First Environment, High Energy Inc., Sustainable Energy Services International and Winrock International.
Energy IDIQ II is RTI’s latest partnership with USAID to expand access to energy in developing countries around the world. Under the Power Africa IDIQ, RTI is leading consortia to implement the Power Africa East Africa Energy Program to expand affordable and reliable electricity services in East Africa, and the Power Africa Beyond the Grid Program to accelerate off-grid electrification in sub-Saharan Africa. To learn more about our work in Energy for Development, visit www.rti.org/practice-area/energy-development.
 USAID Request for Proposals (RFP) No. SOL-OAA-17-000108 – Energy IDIQ II