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Transitioning Remote Communities to Renewable Energy

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is requesting proposals from prospective consultants related to documenting best practices for transitioning remote North American communities to cleaner and reliable sources of energy. These experiences will be compiled in a series of North American case studies that will be shared through the International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) Multi-stakeholder Platform for Transitioning Remote Communities to Renewable Energy, with the objective of providing models and strategies for countries around the world facing similar challenges.

Deadlines for Proposal Submission and Decision

The proposal, including all relevant attachments, must be received by the CEC Secretariat by 17:00 EST on January 10th, 2024. Proposals submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

Proposals must be submitted via electronic mail to ocabrera@cec.org with copy to nrestrepo@cec.org and ehercules@cec.org. Proposal format may be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format. Once the proposal has been submitted electronically, the CEC will confirm receipt within three business days. If receipt is not confirmed by e-mail within this time, applicants must contact the CEC. The contact person is:

Orlando Cabrera Rivera
Head of Unit, Environmental Quality
Commission for Environmental Cooperation
1001 Robert-Bourassa, Bureau 1620
Montréal (Québec) Canada H3B 4L4
Tel: 514-350-4300; Fax: 514-350-4314

The CEC Secretariat intends to select the consultant and notify the applicants within a reasonable period following the proposal submission deadline.

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January 10, 2024 5:00pm


The budget for this activity will not exceed C$130,000 (Canadian dollars), including professional fees and expenses.


The Consultant will work in their own offices.

About the CEC

The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) was established in 1994 by the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States through the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation, a parallel environmental agreement to NAFTA. As of 2020, the CEC is recognized and maintained by the Environmental Cooperation Agreement, in parallel with the new Free Trade Agreement of North America. The CEC brings together a wide range of stakeholders, including the general public, Indigenous people, youth, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and the business sector, to seek solutions to protect North America’s shared environment while supporting sustainable development for the benefit of present and future generations.

The CEC is governed and funded equally by the Government of Canada through Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Government of the United States of Mexico through the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales, and the Government of the United States of America through the Environmental Protection Agency.

We appreciate your interest in the CEC and wish to inform you that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All résumés will be kept on file for a six-month period and taken into consideration for any suitable vacancies occurring during that time.