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Operation Smart Island Economies aims to transition islands to 100% renewable energy by accelerating commercial investment.


Islands face increasing challenges from their dependence on imported fossil fuels, which impacts the prices they pay for everything from electricity to food. This is further complicated by the added demand that tourism places on the island’s resources. Natural energy resources are abundant on islands. However, the systems required to use them have not been widely implemented and scaled.

This lack of implementation is the result of multi-market barriers that islands and technology providers encounter. These multi-market barriers include local permitting, long-term fossil fuel contracts, and other legislative barriers. What is missing is a scaled regional approach to these barriers.

We seek to bridge this gap by working with islands to identify these barriers and create a regional roadmap for making the necessary changes. This roadmap would detail solutions that can attract both private sector investment and aggregated demand for large-scale renewable energy systems. Learn more about our island selection criteria in the background section.

Our finish line has islands rich with renewable energy systems–and with a strong commitment to fast track becoming completely fossil-fuel-free.

For more information, view the Ten Island Challenge Overview document

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The Carbon War Room currently has the following requests for proposals and invitations to bid open:
  • Seychelles Request for Qualification: Independent Power Producer for Solar PV Plant The Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (MEECC), through the Seychelles Energy Commission (SEC), is issuing this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to qualify themselves for a future tender to secure an Independent Power Producer (IPP) for a PV plant (hereafter, the Project).The Project is intended to provide a more environmentally friendly alternative for the existing fossil fuel generation on the Island, and contribute a renewable energy source that supplies reliable electricity to the Island grid at a competitive rate. SEC is thus seeking relevant qualifications from experienced prospective bidders able to design, build, operate, and maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) power systems. Respondents are required to submit a Prequalification Form along with all relevant Statements of Qualifications (SOQ).
  • Request for Qualifications/Proposals - Economic Analysis of Solid Waste Management Systems in Grenada and Saint Lucia
  • Saint Lucia waste-to-energy plant annulment notice - September 28, 2015
  • General Procurement Notice
    • The Ten Island Challenge will require the consulting services, goods and related services of firms, consultants and suppliers that have proven experience in all the disciplines of renewable energy (i.e. wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, waste-to-energy, etc.).
    • Procurement of contracts funded by and through Rocky Mountain Institute and/or Carbon War Room will be conducted through internationally accepted standards and procedures such as those issued by the International Organization for Standardization.
    • Specific procurement notices for Request for Proposals and Invitation to Bids and other bidding documents issued under the auspices of Rocky Mountain Institute and/or Carbon War Room for contracts for consultancy services and goods will be announced, as they become available, on our website and other advertising mediums.
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