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Renewable Energy Project Finance


South Africa

22 - 24 Oct, 2014  3 days

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A 3-day financial training workshop on Renewable Energy Project Finance where you will learn about structuring renewable energy projects, risk assessment and allocation in renewable and much more

Course background
In 2008 an estimated USD120 billion was invested new renewable assets, projects and biofuels globally. Despite enormous potential to produce more electricity from abundant wind, solar, hydro, waste and other renewable resources Africa has however lagged behind other parts of the world in undertaking such projects. This program describes how chronic power shortages on the continent may be addressed by taking advantage of rich renewable resource supplies, while conserving finite fossil fuels and reducing noxious greenhouse gases and other atmospheric emissions.

Course Content
By the end of the three-day session participants will have learned how to analyse many different types of renewable energy transactions, negotiate contractual terms and allocate project risks among various players. They will see how a wide variety of transactions may differ from conventional power deals and hear about possible benefits from government incentives designed to promote clean technologies. Aside from feed-in tariffs, tax incentives, tendering and other schemes, the program also explains how carbon credits or certified emissions reductions (CERs) may be used to enhance transaction returns or access additional funding. Potential sources of foreign and local currency funding for these deals are identified in detail. In addition, means for enhancing terms or funding through the World Bank and other International Financial Institutions or other official players Export Credit Agencies are described fully.
Throughout the program case studies and examples from Africa and elsewhere, are used extensively to ensure understanding and give participants practice in the application of concepts. Cashflow analysis and key sensitivities of various renewable energy technologies and project types are emphasised and explained thoroughly.

Johannesburg Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa Oct 22 - 24 Oct, 2014

+852 2520 1481

The Course Director specialises in capital markets, risk management, and international project finance. She has considerable professional experience with the oil and gas, power, transport, and telecom sectors. She has published articles in the business press and co-authored several self-study guides covering international project finance, trade and export finance, foreign exchange, and financial futures.
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