Partner Links

The consortium led by Ricardo Energy & Environment has been engaged by EIB as the Capacity Building consultants for the CBIPS programme. The following section provides more detail on the CBISP consortium partners and subcontractors:

Ricardo Energy & Environment

Ricardo Energy & Environment is an energy and environmental consultancy with over 40 years’ experience working with clients across the globe. Employing over 400 people, including many internationally-renowned technical experts and consultants, we form part of Ricardo Group plc. Ricardo plc is a global organisation with annual revenues in excess of £200 million, employing over 2,100 engineers, scientists and consultants around the world. Ricardo plc is a public company quoted on the London Stock Exchange and a constituent of the FTSE techMark100 index.

We work internationally across seven practice areas, supported by strong cross-functional teams specialising in data management, IT solutions and economics:
  • Air Quality and Environmental Pollution;
  • Climate Change and Sustainability;
  • Resource Efficiency and Waste Management;
  • Sustainable Transport;
  • Chemical Risk;
  • Energy; and
  • Cascade (Water).
Ricardo’s Energy practice comprises a group of highly experienced professionals specialising in techno-economic and management consultancy services for the energy sector, with particular emphasis on the power sector, renewable energy and other electricity projects. The strength of our expertise in this area is our ability to combine strategic, financial/economic and technical advice as an integrated consultancy service to public and private sector clients. In particular we offer expertise in:
  • Capacity building and institutional strengthening;
  • Electricity regulation;
  • Electricity markets & pricing;
  • Power sector planning and investment advice;
  • Electricity network design;
  • Network technology;
  • Smart Grids; and
  • Distributed generation.
For more information on Ricardo’s Energy Practice, please visit:

Advisian and its parent company WorleyParsons brings its customers comprehensive Power Networks capabilities covering technologies and systems ranging from rural electrification to extra-high voltage (EHV) transmission to meet these challenges. Its services are applied globally to utility networks as well as complex resource, industrial, transportation, and Smart Energy systems.

WorleyParsons has provided electrical systems engineering services to customers throughout the world, from low-voltage distribution feeders to extra-high voltage transmission systems, including underground and subsea networks.

Advisian’s comprehensive power transmission and distribution capabilities cover both customers requiring Utility-Scale Power as well as effective Industrial Applications. Its experience covers all project phases for the full asset spectrum both in size and lifecycle, from the creation of new assets to services that sustain and enhance current operating assets and their performance.

WorleyParsons is uniquely placed to support customers in the evolution of Smart Energy. Our multi-disciplinary skills cover all aspects of power generation, energy management, recovery, and complex power systems.

For more information on Advisian, please visit:

RtE International
RTE is the French Electricity Transmission System Operator. It was set up on 1st July 2000, in the context of the liberalization of the electricity sector in Europe, as a division of the French Vertically Integrated Utility EDF and became a 100 % subsidiary of EDF in September 2005. RTE operates the French Power System and, as owner of the assets, maintains and develops the French Transmission Grid, from 63kV up to 400kV. It is also a key player in the design and operation of the wholesale European Electricity Market. With about 8,500 employees and a turnover of 4,700 M€, RTE transmits more than 500 TWh each year across the largest network in Europe, with 100,000km of transmission lines and 2,600 substations, and manages the import and export of more than 100 TWh with its neighbours, thanks to 46 interconnection lines.

RTE International was created in 2006 to promote and market RTE's expertise and know how abroad, offering a wide range of services in training, audit, consulting and technical assistance using RTE’s operational experts. RTE International’s main areas of expertise cover:
  • asset management;
  • maintenance and operation;
  • live working (lines and substations);
  • airborne working;
  • system operation;
  • grid design and engineering methods;
  • project management;
  • integration of renewable energy & smart grids, (Wind & Solar);
  • market design and implementation;
  • unbundling and tariff setting; and
  • corporate functions & company efficiency.
For more information on RTE International, please visit:

Established in 1995, TNEI has expanded rapidly, establishing a reputation for innovation, expertise, industry knowledge and quality of service that has allowed us to gain a strong market position in our service areas. Our clients range from transmission and distribution utilities, large and small project developers, multi-national manufacturers, petrochemical companies, regulators and public sector bodies, and a variety of industrial and commercial organisations. Irrespective of company size or industry sector, we work closely with our clients and partners to deliver successful projects and provide additional value.

TNEI employs high calibre staff with a focus on specialist skills and experience in power system engineering and analysis, planning, consenting, environmental assessment, technical and ecological assessment. We actively maintain and improve the skill levels of our staff and contribute to a number of recognised industry technical and professional bodies. The projects we are involved in provide us with continual contact with the technology supply chain and latest regulations and guidance, which keeps us up to date with current and future developments.

TNEI’s 34 specialist power systems engineers make us one of the largest and most experienced systems studies teams in the world. The group provides power system analysis consultancy services in the areas of:
  • Transmission and Distribution network analysis;
  • Wind farm design, assessment and connection;
  • Distributed generation and active networks (Smart Grids);
  • Petrochemical industry;
  • Industrial systems;
  • Thermal and Renewable Generation plant modelling;
  • Power Quality and Harmonics;
  • Grid Code compliance;
  • Failure Investigations.
For more information on TNEI, please visit:

Interpro International

Interpro International provides a wide array of development related services for world-wide energy markets (Americas, EU, Asia and Africa). Interpro International offers over 40 years’ experience worldwide including program development and management for donor organizations such as USAID, The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, GTZ and EU on programs and projects in the energy sector. Interpro offers complete project management services by serving as the liaison between the donor and the beneficiary government entity. Interpro also provides services in development and promotion of new projects and technologies in the energy sector including renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar, biomass, and hybrid systems.

Our services focus primarily on Consulting for:

  • Establishment of Regulatory Frameworks;
  • Energy Advisory Services to Governments;
  • Project Oversight and Control for Donor Organizations;
  • Energy Development for Oil and Gas Programs; and
  • Development of Renewable Energy Programs.

 We serve Government and International Donors including:

  • Government Advisory;
  • Regulatory Programs;
  • Project Management and Implementation;
  • New Technology Evaluation and Promotion;
  • Oil and Gas Industries Projects; and
  • Renewable Energy Technologies.

For more information on Interpro International, please visit:

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