The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Tetra Tech, a California-based consulting and engineering services firm, a five-year $29.7 million contract for the continuation of its Scaling Up Renewable Energy (SURE II) project. Under SURE II, Tetra Tech will provide technical services to promote reliable, cost-effective and environmentally responsible solutions to increase the adoption of renewable and other advanced energy technologies. With the funds, Tetra Tech may work towards creating programmes to integrate renewable energy with the existing power grids and to improve national strategic energy planning. Moreover, it will support the development of a fund, which will promote the uptake of renewables by different companies. Previously, Tetra Tech has worked with USAID and 20 partner countries under the SURE I project. This project involved the integration of new renewable energy technologies, promotion of competitive procurement of renewable energy generation, development of progressive energy policies, and advancement of gender equality in the energy sector.