The World Bank has issued a solicitation for an analytical study to evaluate the conceptual role and economic viability of pumped hydropower storage (PHS) in the Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP). 

The study aims to identify the costs, benefits, and value of PHS in enhancing energy security, climate resilience, and facilitating a low-carbon transition in the region. Key questions revolve around whether PHS should be considered solely as an energy generation plant or as an energy service facility tailored to meet evolving power system demands.

The study, solicitation number 0002007347, was issued on April 15, 2024, with a closing date set for May 08, 2024.

Interested parties can access the solicitation details and submit their expressions of interest through the World Bank's procurement portal.