Today, many countries face energy shortages caused by chronic under-investment in domestic supply infrastructure and the rising price of imported fuels. The World Bank Group estimates that developing countries need an annual investment of $165 billion for electricity supply alone through 2010, increasing at about three percent per year through 2030. Other energy investments in fuel, renewable energy and transmission and distribution come with additional costs.
Tetra Tech’s clients—policy planners, investors, financial institutions, and bi-lateral development agencies—are addressing the interrelated challenges of improving the commercial and managerial performance of power supply infrastructure, expanding access to reliable energy supplies particularly in rural areas, promoting public and private investment in clean energy and low-carbon approaches to economic development, and supporting governments and private sector in developing countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change.
Tetra Tech is working with its clients to improve the energy sector’s performance, both in terms of enterprises and regulation, and to integrate renewable and other low-carbon-generation options into the energy mix. Our services are focused on the following:
Ensuring that energy supplies are resilient, promote development, advance U.S. security and interests, and increase gender equity
Helping USAID bring light to a local community in El Salvador to provide improved security conditions and foster economic growth
Improving the sustainability of Africa’s energy sector and access to electricity for the continent’s poorest residents
Providing oversight and technical support for upgrades and improvements to power and natural gas infrastructure
Increasing investment to improve access to clean energy services and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia
Assisting the U.S. Agency for International Development in the responsible, transparent, and effective development of new and cleaner electricity generation in Africa
Providing expert services to improve Central America’s clean energy investment atmosphere
Helping the government and business community of Kazakhstan become more energy-efficient
Supporting the development of policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants