Energy

Services

International Energy Resource Group (IERG), the energy division of TRDA, provides many varied services. Most of the services we provide have a true domino effect in the areas involved within rural development and sustainable energy resources. IERG has evolved into a leading provider of global energy resource development solutions to government, private business, individuals, and international donor agencies. Additionally, IERG has worked in many countries in Latin America, the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. IERG designs and implements results oriented strategies for competing in the global economy. Whether the project is an assessment of hydroelectric potential, hybrid energy system, sustainable biomass (bio-energy), feasibility study for solar energy development and construction, or a myriad of other areas, IERG offers a wide range of consulting services and innovative approaches for energy resources economic development. However, despite the business service area, the primary components can be broken down as sub-components of the three areas of technical, institutional, and socio-economic components as follows:

Public Sector Modernization and Reform: trade and competitiveness, capital markets development, privatization, public education campaigns, information and communication technology, and institution building, and anti-corruption

Private Sector Growth: business advisory services, accounting and financial management, training and education, corporate governance, enterprise restructuring, micro-finance, implementation and control, and construction.

Human Capacity Development: education and training.

Socio Economic
Energy Security Early Warning Information Systems, Physical Security Measures, RFID locators, GPS, and more
Communication & Education Media Campaigns, Exhibition Production, Media Dissemination Equipment
Credit Credit Schemes, Rural Development Banking
Empowerment of Communities Participatory Rapid Assessment, Grass Roots Democracy
Gender Issues Women in Development, Gender Mainstreaming
Input Supply Industry Purchasing Groups
Information Information Systems, Cyber Security, Information Technology
Marketing Market Research, Market Development, Marketing Organization and Infrastructure, Industry/Production Groups, Energy Marketing Cooperatives
Poverty Poverty Reduction, Energy Security, Security and Protection of Vulnerable & Disadvantaged Groups
Sustainable Energy & Livelihoods Participatory Decision Making, Coupling Water, Energy, and Agriculture

Approach

International sustainable energy involves three main components: technical, institutional, and socio-economic. Even within these components there is overlapping need for management, implementation and technical expertise in a wide variety of areas from infrastructure security and market development to supply chain management and construction.

Utilizing the principles of these components, we promote the sustainable use of renewable energy sources and clean technologies through the development of accessible energy services, for the most underprivileged groups from rural areas within developing countries. We also foster economic growth and higher living standards. We are one of the world’s elite firms focusing exclusively on international development of energy resources of all kinds from solar to hydroelectric. IERG supports efforts by firms, export centers, government agencies, and investment banks to catalyze sustainable energy resources. We specialize in projects for energy generation with solar, wind, bio-energy, geothermic and small hydro power plants as well as most other energy production sectors. IERG collaborates with governmental institutions, NGO’s, and the private sector. Specialties also include trade and investment, business development, environmental safeguards, marketing and privatization, energy infrastructure and related functions. From business to finance, governance to health, we help our clients make decisions that better people’s lives.

IERG is in the business of development of energy resources. We enable stakeholders to achieve their goals by delivering effective and sustainable solutions. With extensive worldwide experience, we have worked around the world in the most adverse conditions, from Latin America to China we have delivered results and optimized returns from the resources invested. IERG focuses on producing effective solutions by identifying limiting factors early in the project, building human and other resources capacity followed by maximization of use of local, physical, human and financial resources. Quite simply, we are the best at what we do.

Work in international and sustainable energy resources, i.e., advancing rural development involves technical, institutional, and socio-economic components from the small to large scale. Focus in Rural Development Projects can involve any one component or a mixture of these three. IERG has the expertise to cope with all components of rural energy and infrastructure development including construction.

Following is a partial list of IERG capabilities and resources for these functions within each component:

Technical
Energy Infrastructure Processing, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Energy Industry Research Programs, Energy Sustainability, New Technology, Energy Types,
Power Infrastructure Power Grids, Inventory, Management, Research, and Other Assets
Energy Production & Management Research Programs, Energy Types, Energy Management, Resource Development and Other Parameters
Environmental Assessment and Impact Studies, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, and a wide array of assessment and analysis the effects of energy infrastructure construction and other components on the environment
Sustainable Energy Resources Feasibility, Planning, Construction, Industry, Surveys, Energy Conservation, etc.
Energy Construction Pollution, Impact Assessment, Endangered Species, Easements, and other issues
Institutional
Local Government Capacity Building, Organization, Management, Training
National Ministries National Policy, Information Systems, Early Warning Systems, Media Campaigns, Training
NGOs & CBOs Training, Capacity Building, Institutional Development, Public/Private Partnerships
Private Companies Energy Import/Export, Joint Ventures, Restructuring, Training, Management Information Systems
Regional Government State Policy, Institutional Development, Human Resource Development, Training Trainers, Study Tours
State Companies Restructuring, Privatization, Management Information Systems
Village/Community Council Organization, Institution Building
Socio Economic
Energy Security Early Warning Information Systems, Physical Security Measures, RFID locators, GPS, and more
Communication & Education Media Campaigns, Exhibition Production, Media Dissemination Equipment
Credit Credit Schemes, Rural Development Banking
Empowerment of Communities Participatory Rapid Assessment, Grass Roots Democracy
Gender Issues Women in Development, Gender Mainstreaming
Input Supply Industry Purchasing Groups
Information Information Systems, Cyber Security, Information Technology
Marketing Market Research, Market Development, Marketing Organization and Infrastructure, Industry/Production Groups, Energy Marketing Cooperatives
Poverty Poverty Reduction, Energy Security, Security and Protection of Vulnerable & Disadvantaged Groups
Sustainable Energy & Livelihoods Participatory Decision Making, Coupling Water, Energy, and Agriculture

Business Development & Execution

IERG programs cover cross-cutting topics, addressing issues such as gender concerns, information, and communication technology, business and government ethics, and anti-corruption within rural development and sustainable energy resources business enterprises. Our goal is to promote the sustainable use of renewable energy sources and clean technologies through the development of accessible energy services, for the most underprivileged groups from rural areas within developing countries. To achieve this we focus on the three bases for sustainable development: the economic, the social, and the environmental.

IERG senior managers are world-class practitioners with advanced degrees and over 20 years of experience each in their respective fields. For each assignment, we select the most appropriate team through a variety of sources, including the extensive global professional networks of our senior executives, associates, participation in professional organizations, a growing electronic database of consultants, and aggressive recruitment campaigns through leading periodicals and online job portals. We consistently bring to the field top-quality teams of senior-level technical experts with international experience.

IERG is dedicated to the challenging task of making international technical cooperation work and has established a solid reputation for identifying, recruiting, fielding, and managing technical assistance personnel worldwide. A hallmark of IERG’s work is its successful collaboration with local, in-country firms and experts in the countries where it operates. IERG is known for its ability to recruit local specialists in developing countries. We have on staff and through our associates experts who know the culture and speak the language of the countries we work in.

IERG takes pride in its decentralized operations and systems instituted to allow projects to reach their full potential. Working arrangements with local banks, financial agents, and technical organizations, and adherence to local laws and customs ensure the success and timeliness of IERG’s contributions to sustainable energy resources and economic growth.

Decentralization has been successful because the firm has developed the critical systems that provide each project manager with the tools necessary for effective project management. IERG also has in place the financial systems and controls that allow it to forecast project costs and control contract spending while meeting deliverables and performance schedules – on time and within budget.

IERG has significant experience in planning and conducting study tours and participant training programs. These tours and programs, covering a broad array of goals and topics and conducted in a number of countries, are tailored to meet the specific needs, goals, and interests of the clients. We also provide technical assistance to international agencies, governments, NGO’s, public institutions, and private firms.

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