Non Technical

Incentive Regulation for the Electricity Industry

Incentive Regulation for the Electricity Industry

29 - 30 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About The Course

This course will provide a comprehensive discussion of incentive regulation for the electricity industry, covering the fundamental characteristics of the electricity industry, the roles for competition and regulation in the industry, objectives, concepts and challenges of electricity industry regulation, the specific features of incentive regulation and its strengths and weaknesses as a regulatory paradigm. Case studies from the USA, Europe and Australia will illustrate real-world experience, including recent developments in response to increasing penetration of distributed energy resources – particularly PV, reversible storage, end-use efficiency and flexible demand.

Learning Outcomes

  • Fundamental characteristics of the electricity industry and options for electricity industry structure
  • Roles for competition and regulation in the electricity industry and comparison of their strengths and weaknesses
  • Objectives for economic regulation of the electricity industry and the main types of economic regulation in use
  • Features of incentive regulation, which is based on rewards and penalties, and its strengths and weaknesses
  • Experience with incentive regulation in the UK, USA and Australia
  • Recent developments in electricity industry structure and regulation in response to increasing penetration of distributed energy resources – including rooftop PV, reversible storage, end-use efficiency and flexible demand

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for senior staff from government, regulators and industry. Participants should have relevant professional qualifications and prior knowledge of the electricity industry.

Course Faculty - Dr Hugh Outhred

Dr Hugh Outhred

Hugh has 40 years’ experience in
energy industry research, consulting & teaching

Dr. Hugh Outhred

In a 40-year career, Hugh Outhred (PhD) has contributed to research on electric power system analysis and control, the theory of electricity industry restructuring and electricity market design, renewable energy technology, renewable energy integration, energy sector policy and sustainability policy. He has taught more than 120 short courses on electricity industry restructuring and sustainability in many countries since 1989.

 

His research in competitive electricity industry design includes landmark papers published in 1980 with co-authors at MIT: Homeostatic Utility Control and Quality of Supply Pricing for Electric Power Systems and later papers such as A Theory of Electricity Industry Design for Operation and Investment, Incorporating Network Effects In A Competitive Electricity Industry: An Australian Perspective, and Integrating Non-Storable Renewable Energy into the Australian Electricity Industry (these and his other research papers can be provided on request).

 

In 1993 and 1994 Hugh co-authored a report on electricity industry restructuring for the California Energy Commission that highlighted the complexity of electricity restructuring in that context.

 

In 1995 and 1996 he led a project for the Australian National Grid Management Council to undertake electricity-trading experiments according to the proposed National Electricity Market trading rules prior to their formal implementation.

 

Hugh has been a member of two Australian electricity industry regulatory bodies, the NSW License Compliance Advisory Board and the National Electricity Tribunal throughout their existence from 1997 to 2000 and 1998 to 2006 respectively.

 

From 2004 to 2007, he was the founding Presiding Director of the Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets at the University of New South Wales.

 

From 2009 to 2011, he was a Lead Author for the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation, published in 2011.

 

Hugh has been a Fulbright Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley, USA and has held visiting positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA, the University of Liverpool in Britain and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Spain.

 

He has been a Board member of the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Renewable Energy and an Associate Director of the Centre for Photovoltaic Devices and Systems at the University of New South Wales.

 

Hugh is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy and a Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

TOPICS COVERED

Fundamental characteristics of the electricity industry

Electricity industry design and structural options

Roles and objectives for electricity industry regulation

Features, strengths and weaknesses of incentive regulation

Experience with incentive regulation & current trends: UK

Experience with incentive regulation & current trends: USA

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

Power Purchase Agreements

Power Purchase Agreements

Examine the various structures of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and how they fit together to allocate and mitigate risk.

25 - 27 SEPTEMBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR

About The Course

This course focuses on examining the various structures of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and how they fit together to allocate and mitigate risk.

During the course you will examine a number of real life PPAs to understand each of their components and the reasons behind their structure. The course will start with a simple PPA and the delegates will develop the schedules of the PPA to account for the additional complexities found in real life projects to ensure that the PPA remains “bankable”.During the course we will also identify areas of the PPA that may be subject to negotiation and where the boundaries of those negotiations may lie.

After the course, delegates should be able to review PPAs with the ability to understand the reasons behind key aspects as well as being able to spot common omissions and avoid common mistakes.

Learning Outcomes

Learn how a PPA fits into the package of contracts required to develop a project.
Examine at the range of technology options for conventional and renewable projects.
Look at various PPA structure options, including tolling contracts, contract for differences (CFD) and feed in tariffs.
Discover the timeline of developing a power project and what can alter that timeline.
Compare project funding options and their effect on the PPA.
Risk allocation and risk mitigation measures in a PPA.
Examine basic tariff elements and the reason for their structure.
Look at typical demand profiles.
Investigate the economics of dispatch, including spark spread.
Discuss dispatch methodologies and mechanics.
Learn how to deal with imbalance payments in a PPA.
Look at testing regimes before and after the commercial operation date.
Understand the application of indexation in a PPA and how to deal with multiple currencies.
Structuring and sizing bonus and penalty mechanisms within a PPA.
Dealing with plant degradation and atmospheric conditions.
Look at how we can allow for plant upgrades and modification during the PPA.
Ensuring that the PPA reflects the maintenance scheduling and dispatch profile of the plant.
Examine how the value of a PPA can be assessed.
Discuss dispute resolution between parties of a PPA.
Pricing the transfer of the plant at the end of the term or in the event of default.
Examine the reasons behind refinancing and how any refinancing gains can be shared.

Who Should Attend

Participants are expected to have some limited experience of concepts and techniques in the power sector and to be seeking to improve their understanding and knowledge of the structuring of PPAs. The course is expected to be of relevance and interest to participants from the following business sectors:

Power project developers
Lawyers
Bankers
Technical consultants
Construction contractors & power equipment suppliers
Government officers involved in power project procurement/power purchasing
Fuel suppliers
Other power service providers

Course Faculty - Paul Olson

Paul Olson

Associate at Project Finance Solutions Ltd

Paul Olson

Paul is an experienced financial modeller with broad experience in the related analysis of commercial contracts and structures for major projects. Following an initial career in aerospace market forecasting for Asia he became a business analyst at Rolls-Royce Power Ventures (RRPV) responsible for producing financial models and investment analysis for project finance and equity funded power projects.
Paul has developed and reviewed financial models for:

  • Gas fired power stations throughout the world
  • Several wind power projects in the Europe
  • A coal fired power station in Africa
  • A number of UK PFI health projects
  • Electricity transmission networks in Eastern Europe
  • Desalination projects in the Middle East
  • Combined water and power projects in the Middle East
  • Gas pipeline projects
  • Electrical interconnector projects

He currently works for Project Financing Solutions, a boutique project finance advisory firm that advises a number of clients on financing power and infrastructure projects.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Easy understanding for those who are new/beginner in the field nevertheless the study/preparation need to do so for the continuous understanding.” – Corporate & Project Finance, Tenaga Nasional Berhad

“This is a comprehensive PPA course which is useful and will benefit personnel who involved in power industry.” – Manager (Technical), YTL Power International Berhad.

“Good training, trainer is experienced, materials are comprehensive.” – Analyst, Petronas.

“Being new in power industry, this course has brought me better appreciation of technicalities in the PPAs, which will certainly help in my job.” – Commercial Manager, Petronas

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

PROJECT FINANCE FINANCIAL MODELLING FOR POWER PROJECTS

PROJECT FINANCE FINANCIAL MODELLING FOR POWER PROJECTS

23 – 25 OCTOBER 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

A practical course aimed at enabling participants to deepen their knowledge and understanding of project finance planning and modelling by providing them with the tools and skill sets needed to analyse and assess pertinent issues in the evolving and increasingly competitive energy sector. Building on your existing modelling skills, this course focuses on how to develop and use sophisticated and robust project finance models.

During the course you will build a financial model step by step and then use it to perform sensitivity analysis. The emphasis will be on avoiding common mistakes found in project finance models and how to build a model according to good financial modelling practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to build a model according to modelling best practice
  • Learn how to structure a project finance model
  • How to calculate capital expenditure and construction timelines
  • Understand the key contracts and structures involved in project financing
  • Examine project revenue structures
  • Build operational cashflow statements
  • Learn how to develop debt tracking accounts
  • Discover the key ratios used in project finance and how to calculate them in a financial model
  • How to model a range of financing structures, including cash sweeps, refinancing and bullet loans Build in sensitivity analysis to your models

Who Should Attend

This 3 day training course is ideal for professionals who want a thorough grounding in project financing modelling. Professionals in corporate planning, economics, investment analyst, corporate/project finance, business development, infrastructure advisory and heads of business units will find this course useful. As such, it represents a perfect learning experience for professionals within Utility Companies (Power, IPP etc), Banks and Finance Companies, Government Ministries and Departments, Oil and Energy Companies, Power Equipment Manufacturers, International Finance institutions, Multilateral and Bilateral Organisations organizations providing services to the energy sector.

Pre-requisites

You must have a practical familiarity of the following:

  • The layout of Excel
  • Have the ability to enter data in Excel
  • Be able to use basic functions such as SUM, MIN, MAX,AVERAGE Have knowledge of the IF function
  • Use relative and absolute references

Course Faculty - Paul Olson

Paul Olson

Associate at Project Finance Solutions Ltd

Paul Olson

Paul is an experienced financial modeller with broad experience in the related analysis of commercial contracts and structures for major projects. Following an initial career in aerospace market forecasting for Asia he became a business analyst at Rolls-Royce Power Ventures (RRPV) responsible for producing financial models and investment analysis for project finance and equity funded power projects.
Paul has developed and reviewed financial models for:

  • Gas fired power stations throughout the world
  • Several wind power projects in the Europe
  • A coal fired power station in Africa
  • A number of UK PFI health projects
  • Electricity transmission networks in Eastern Europe
  • Desalination projects in the Middle East
  • Combined water and power projects in the Middle East
  • Gas pipeline projects
  • Electrical interconnector projects

He currently works for Project Financing Solutions, a boutique project finance advisory firm that advises a number of clients on financing power and infrastructure projects.

Testimonials

  • “Excellent presentation and hands on practice for better understanding.” – General Manager, Tenaga Nasional Berhad.

  • “A very good presentation which it is easy to understand and it can be used right away.” Engineer – Power Generation, Mott Macdonald.

  • “I enjoyed all learnings from this training and will really be able to apply it in my work.” AVP – Controller, Aboitiz Power Group.

  • “This course has provided an insight on good financial modelling practices, fundamentals, step by step on how to develop the model. A course must be attended by all analysts associates commercial project team members from banks, developers etc.” Senior Analyst, YTL Power International Berhad

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

BEST PRACTICE IN CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT FOR ENERGY NETWORKS

BEST PRACTICE IN CONSUMER ENGAGEMENT FOR ENERGY NETWORKS

26 - 27 JULY 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

Energy network operators have long since recognised that they have a role in the community beyond the provision of energy infrastructure. Often they involve themselves at community level, sponsoring local sports teams, and supporting local charities. These activities may be philanthropic, divorced from the businesses’ main activities and set aside from the regulatory regime under which the businesses operate.

Regulators across the world are increasingly setting out requirements for energy network operators to undertake consumer engagement when they formulate their regulatory proposals, and on an ongoing basis. More generally, regulators will look more favourably on a business’ regulatory proposal if the business can demonstrate that they have undertaken consumer engagement that shows that the business’ proposal aligns with consumer sentiment. This can give substantial benefits to the regulated network businesses above those that are already being obtained.

This course aims to highlight the advantages of effective consumer engagement in the core business of the network businesses. It sets out models, levels and stages of consumer engagement, and differentiates good from bad. The course is supported by substantial case study material from across the world. It is a course for real life practitioners in the energy network businesses and in regulatory bodies, as well as policy makers in governments.

Learning Outcomes

Course attendees will receive a thorough grounding in best practice in consumer engagement for energy network businesses. The theory will be supported by robust case studies, to make the learning very practical for application to the attendees’ own businesses and organisations. Delegates from energy network businesses should leave the course with the tools to analyse the existing consumer engagement activities in their own businesses, and how to design and implement improvements. Delegates from governments and regulators will leave the course with increased capability to design and implement new consumer engagement policies and requirements for regulated industries. They will also be able to evaluate the programs that the regulated business implement, to determine which are fit for purpose, what improvements can be made to them, and what store can be put on the result of the consumer engagement activities.

Key Learnings

  • The importance and benefits of good consumer engagement
  • How to recognise good and bad elements of consumer engagement
  • How to design and implement effective consumer engagement
  • Models of consumer engagement
  • Tools for effective consumer engagement
  • How to evolve consumer engagement over time to deliver increasing benefits
  • Measuring the success of consumer engagement
  • Understanding of practical real-life international case studies, leading to an understanding of international best practice and how to achieve it

Who Should Attend

  1. Energy network industry personnel who are seeking to increase their understanding and practical application of consumer engagement in their businesses, including regulatory affairs managers and staff at all levels who deal with regulators and the regulatory framework, stakeholder and consumer engagement practitioners, external affairs staff, and management at all levels who have a focus on external relationships, and consumer relationships in particular.

 

  1. Staff of government departments and regulators who set policy, legislation, rules and regulations governing energy networks, and those who evaluate the effectiveness of the consumer-facing activities of the network businesses.

 

  1. External parties, service providers and consultants interested in serving the energy network industry in its consumer facing activities, to include those who design and implement consumer engagement programs.

 

  1. Those who are interested in assessing the effectiveness of energy network businesses’ consumer engagement activities, including financial analysts and investors, as well as representatives of consumers and consumer advocates.

Course Faculty - Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar

Senior Consultant

PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG

Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar is Senior Consultant at the PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG (PI Berlin AG) based in Berlin, Germany. He has 10 years of experience in deployment of roof top and multi-MW grid-connected PV systems with physical presence in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, being active in the Asian market since 2010. Asier Ukar has years of experience in the creation of feasibility studies, design of roof top and multi-MW PV plants, installation supervision, commissioning, energy yield assessment, tender process support, contract assessment and comprehensive quality assurance of grid-connected PV plants. The installed capacity of the power plants for which he has acted as a consultant range from 105 kWp to 350MWp. He is in charge of supervising the technical activities at PI Berlin AG, developing tailor-made design and inspection packages, site-specific inspection concepts acting as on-site specialized supervisor with presence at the key phases of the projects. He has been actively involved in the design, supervision, operation and refinancing of approximately 3.5 GWp of installed capacity since 2007 in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Asier Ukar acts as consultant for several banks, lenders, governmental authorities, system integrators and module manufacturers since 2008, and is responsible for the capacity building programs at PI Berlin AG since 2014. Asier Ukar regularly collaborates in scientific publications and is invited as a speaker to international conferences around the world.

 

Asier Ukar acts internationally as an independent expert witness in lawsuits and court hearings and he is listed as an international expert in various organizations, including “Asian Development Bank” (ADB), the German “Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt” (PTB) and “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ). Asier Ukar holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University Karlsruhe, Germany (TU Karlsruhe) and speaks five languages

REAL CASE STUDIES FROM

  • Energy Network Regulation
  • Models of consumer engagement
  • Tools for consumer engagement
  • The elements of good and bad consumer engagement
  • Ongoing individual consumer engagement
  • Measuring the success of consumer engagement
  • Case studies
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

NEGOTIATION SKILLS & TECHNIQUES FOR POWER AND ENERGY PROFESSIONALS

NEGOTIATION SKILLS & TECHNIQUES FOR POWER AND ENERGY PROFESSIONALS

21 - 22 NOVEMBER 2016, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

This is a two day training course that is aimed at providing professionals in the power and energy business with a comprehensive set of core negotiating skills. Negotiations take place in many situations e.g. among peers, manager and subordinate, company and trade unions, company and government. The skills learnt on this course will be useful in all of these situations. However the course puts a focus on the skills needed in commercial negotiations. A particular emphasis is placed on the relationship and negotiations typically carried out between client and contractor, vendor or the provider of services. A mixture of theory, examples and practical exercises are used, so that participants understand the principles and get an opportunity to try them out. The case studies used are real cases encountered in the power and energy industry.

Why Attend This Course?

Many technical experts in power and energy industries find it difficult to move out of their expertise areas and deal with commercial matters. Negotiating to optimise business value is a step further from their comfort zones. All too often negotiations are then left to finance personnel. They bring many strengths to the table but an understanding of engineering trade-offs is not one of them.

 

By attending this course, participants will add to their technical know-how a core competence in negotiation skills. They will thus become formidable negotiating opponents.

Who Should Attend

This is a course specially prepared for, and aimed at, middle-managers and technical and other staff who let contracts, but with limited previous exposure to negotiations, and who will need these skills in the near future.

Course Faculty - David Chalis

Dr. David Challis

Dr.David Challis has worked as a strategic energy and engineering specialist in major organisations for in excess of 35 years.

He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Power Electrical Engineering (UNSW) and a PhD in Management (University of Melbourne – 1996). David co-authored an international text (“Patterns of Excellence”) with Professor Danny Samson of Melbourne University that describes managerial excellence (MANEX) and operational excellence (OPEX) in leading international organisations (refer www.pearson.ch/Business/FTPrenticeHall/EAN/97802736

38766/Patterns-of-Excellence for further information).

 

David was employed by Shell Australia for 15 years in abroad range of international roles that included Strategic Change Manager, Business Development Manager and

Engineering Manager before working with the Australian Energy Sector Regulator in co-developing major reforms for the power generation, distribution and transmission industries. He has subsequently completed over 200 Power Industry consulting assignments with major organisations including:

 

  • Canadian Generation Authority – strategic business development advisor in relation to power generation
  • investments and major projects implementation
  • Spectra Energy Canada : Development of strategic contractor management frameworks to maximise ROI
  • and manage risk
  • SERF :Development of Power Utility and Energy sector Asset Management Roundtable
  • The Electrical Operating Authority Of Australia – development of Safety Management Schemes
  • Solaris Power – development of Asset Management Plan for 200MW expansion facility
  • Texas Energy : Realignment of Asset Management Plans (RCM, TQM, RBI) to meet global business demands
  • Petronas (Malaysia) – Design Reviews/eHAZOP studies for 400MW Gas Turbine Generating Plant
  • Gasco Abu Dhabi : Development of Electrical Engineering Masterplan and Asset Management Plans

 

David has completed assignments for the energy sector at all points along the value chain. Assignments include

independent review of major projects and development proposals, establishment of strategic contractor management

frameworks and acting as an independent agent for owners, operators, regulators and governments to assist them in

business development, service provider management and all aspects of operational excellence (OPEX).

 

Previous Participants Including the following world class organizations:

  • Duke Energy Shell Global Solutions
  • Hulu Energi ONWJ Origin Energy
  • Wilhelmsen Ship Management
  • Green Electricity Smart Energy
  • Energy Australia AGL
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

BANKABILITY OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PROJECTS

Management of Technical Risks in Solar PV Projects

27 FEBRUARY– 01 MARCH 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This course will provide a first-hand comprehensive discussion of the most relevant topics influencing the bankability of a PV project. This course identifies the investment risks in new and established markets illustrating their technical and financial impact depending on the stakeholder´s perspective describing as well the content of several bankability products designed for supporting investors and lenders during the decision making process. Topics like yield assessment uncertainty, technical requirements for PV modules or Potential Induced Degradation (PID), will be treated separately due to their strong impact in the profitability of a project. The workshop will also give a clear insight into the aspects and clauses that need to be covered in PPA, EPC and O&M contracts in order to protect accurately the interests of investors and developers.

 

The content of the course illustrates the interface between technical results and commercial or financial interpretations bringing LTA and investors to a common ground allowing an interdisciplinary and more accurate evaluation of technical outcomes with financial impact.

 

This course contains the knowhow of PV expertise acquired over almost one decade of intensive activities in mature and nascent markets in the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Learning Outcomes

This course will be valuable to participants involved in any of the different stages of the value chain providing a global understanding of the aspects influencing the bankability of a solar PV project.

Beginning with introductory aspects, the instructor will lead the participant through the natural course of PV projects including references to real projects in the past keeping a balanced mix between PV theory, hands-on practices, legal, commercial and academic topics. Through this multi-perspective approach, the participant will gain a better understanding of the interface between different stakeholders.

  • Which investments risks are present in all PV projects?
  • Which investment risks are more characteristic of new markets? Which are the Hot Spots of quality inspection?
  • What risks are faced when selecting a PV module or an inverter? Interfaces between stakeholders in the different project phases Illustration of the Potential Induced Degradation effect
  • Introduction to Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Definition of the Risk Priority Number (RPN) depending on the stakeholder´s perspective Which bankability products are available for each project phase?
  • How expensive is a comprehensive quality control package?
  • How to make a technical report understandable for financiers? What makes a yield assessment bankable?
  • Which aspects must be properly highlighted in a PPA, EPC and O&M contract?

Who Should Attend

There are no prerequisites to attend this course but a basic knowledge of PV technology and PV systems will help to increase the understanding of the content shared during the 3 days of instruction.

  • Lenders
  • Project developers
  • Investors
  • EPCs
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Designers
  • Government policy makers
  • Module manufacturers

Course Faculty - Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar

Senior Consultant

PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG

Asier Ukar

Asier Ukar is Senior Consultant at the PI-Photovoltaik Institut Berlin AG (PI Berlin AG) based in Berlin, Germany. He has 10 years of experience in deployment of roof top and multi-MW grid-connected PV systems with physical presence in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa, being active in the Asian market since 2010. Asier Ukar has years of experience in the creation of feasibility studies, design of roof top and multi-MW PV plants, installation supervision, commissioning, energy yield assessment, tender process support, contract assessment and comprehensive quality assurance of grid-connected PV plants. The installed capacity of the power plants for which he has acted as a consultant range from 105 kWp to 350MWp. He is in charge of supervising the technical activities at PI Berlin AG, developing tailor-made design and inspection packages, site-specific inspection concepts acting as on-site specialized supervisor with presence at the key phases of the projects. He has been actively involved in the design, supervision, operation and refinancing of approximately 3.5 GWp of installed capacity since 2007 in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Asier Ukar acts as consultant for several banks, lenders, governmental authorities, system integrators and module manufacturers since 2008, and is responsible for the capacity building programs at PI Berlin AG since 2014. Asier Ukar regularly collaborates in scientific publications and is invited as a speaker to international conferences around the world.

 

Asier Ukar acts internationally as an independent expert witness in lawsuits and court hearings and he is listed as an international expert in various organizations, including “Asian Development Bank” (ADB), the German “Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt” (PTB) and “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit“ (GIZ). Asier Ukar holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University Karlsruhe, Germany (TU Karlsruhe) and speaks five languages

REAL CASE STUDIES FROM

  • Sub-Saharian Afrika – 15MW – Re-financing
  • Chile – 100MW -Acquisition – Single Axis Tracking System
  • Sicily – 4MW – Re-financing – Ground Mounted
  • Germany – 500kWp – Acquisition Process – Roof Top
  • Germany – 4 MW – Re-financing
  • India – 9 MW – Provisional Acceptance Commissioning

 

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

EPC CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FOR POWER & UTILITIES

EPC CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FOR POWER & UTILITIES

04 - 05 DECEMBER 2017, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

About The Course

Get to know what it takes to Contract Manage major international Power & Utility EPC-Contracts.

This 2 day course begins with a review of the contemporary Contract Manager’s role in major construction contracts. The course provides for a comprehensive insight into the essential elements of construction contract law relevant to contract formation and performance.

The course modules are divided into three project phases from project inception to project completion. In the contract definition phase participants will learn aspects of contracting strategy, procurement process, and the preparation of contract documents. This will help them to select appropriate procurement methods, forms of contract and negotiate core contract clauses.

The contract implementation phase covers the management of essential contract clauses, installing appropriate contract processes, the control of changes and risks, and maintaining the appropriate communications and project records.The contract close-out phase covers the documentation of the parties’ fulfillment of their contract obligations, as well as causes of claims, and some fundamentals of claim strategy, management and methodologies.

Practical workshops in contract drafting and claim resolution are interspersed with the presentation modules to enhance understanding and cement the skill sets learned. The course ends with a review of ways to deal with some occasional but potentially severe impact events and circumstances.

Learning Outcomes

Parties currently involved in large complex and fast-track construction projects frequently suffer financial loss that could have been mitigated by effective Contract Management. Appropriate practical “know how” of Contract Management techniques will improve your ability to take appropriate steps, or to obtain necessary advice, to avoid or manage such risks.

 

This training course will equip you with the following:

  • Acquire understanding of the nature, tasks, and importance of Contract Management;
  • Learn relevant key contract and legal issues relevant to running an international construction project;
  • Appreciate contractual issues in procurement and a skill set in identifying and negotiation core contract defining clauses;
  • Better manage the essential contract clauses during project implementation;
  • Improve your skills in dealing with claims and disputes;

Who Should Attend

All commercial, engineering and construction level project decision makers from the Power & Utilities industry including:

  • Project Managers and Construction Managers;
  • Design Managers and Lead Engineers;
  • Contract Managers and Contract Engineers;
  • Project Controls and Planning Engineers;
  • Quantity Surveyors;
  • In-House Legal Counsel and Legal Professionals working in the energy construction industry.

Course Faculty - Ben Crossley

BSc Hons, MICE CEng, LL.B Hons, CIArb

Former Contract Manager for Siemens Power Generation and Lead Contracts Engineer for Foster Wheeler

Ben Crossley

Ben is a contracts specialist in energy, power and utilities construction.  Over a 20‐year period, Ben has worked for contractors and consultants on construction projects encompassing CCGT, coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and wastewater treatment and tunneling projects in Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. In the recent past, Ben has worked on contract and claims management of energy construction projects on Singapore’s Jurong Island. Prior to his current role Ben was previously a Contract Manager for Siemens Power Generation and a Lead Contracts Engineer for Foster Wheeler.  Ben is a delivery-focused expert who understands the interaction between complex engineering processes and the contractual and commercial implications. He believes in a systematic common sense   approach. Ben graduated with degree in civil engineering in 1987 and qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer in 1992. He then specialised in contract management / consultancy, and in 2000 graduated with a second degree in law. Ben is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), Association of Project Management (UK), Society of Construction Law (Singapore), and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore).

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“The course is helpful as it has identified many useful points for contract management, identified the challenges and how to deal effectively with the various issues.” – Project Engineer, Tuas Power Utilities Pte Ltd.

“I think this course basically is a good course with active discussion amongst the speakers and delegates” – Senior Associate, Mararim & Tairas

“Good insight about contract management in 2 days” –  Nicolas Leong, Senior Business Development Engineer, Lanco International Pte Ltd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

ADVANCED PROJECT FINANCE FOR POWER PROJECTS

ADVANCED PROJECT FINANCE FOR POWER PROJECTS

25 – 27 OCTOBER 2016, SINGAPORE

About The Course

The course is designed to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of the analysis and structuring power projects on a basis that is consistent with the ability of the project to support the successful raising of project finance. Existing skills of the participants will be developed to provide a practical toolkit of techniques and approaches to the analysis and structuring of projects aimed at improving the efficiency and rigour of the project financing process.

During the course, you will follow the three foundation stones of project finance involving risk analysis, financial modelling and documentation consistent with a “non-recourse” or “limited recourse” recourse financing approach using practical examples, “real life” case studies and discussions/presentations from the analysis of these examples and case studies.

Learning Outcomes

Participants are expected to have some limited experience of project financing concepts and techniques in the power sector and to be seeking to improve their understanding and knowledge of the approach to risk analysis, the use of financial models and the commercial and financing documentation aspects of power project finance. An EXCEL financial model will be used by participants during the course to illustrate certain aspects of the course. It is therefore recommended that participants have familiarity with and a basic ability to use EXCEL software.

The course is expected to be of relevance and interest to participants from the following business sectors:

  • Power project developers
  • Lawyers
  • Bankers
  • Technical consultants
  • Construction contractors & power equipment suppliers
  • Government officers involved in power project procurement/power purchasing
  • Fuel suppliers
  • Other power service providers

Who Should Attend

Participants are expected to have some limited experience of concepts and techniques in the power sector and to be seeking to improve their understanding and knowledge of the structuring of PPAs.

The course is expected to be of relevance and interest to participants from the following business sectors:

  • Power project developers
  • Lawyers
  • Bankers
  • Technical consultants
  • Construction contractors & power equipment suppliers
  • Government officers involved in power project procurement/power purchasing
  • Fuel suppliers
  • Other power service providers

Course Faculty - Jeremy Dolphin

JeremyDolphinJeremy Dolphin has over 30 years experience as a senior banker specialising in Project Finance. He was responsible for establishing the power project financing activities at Deutsche
Bank in the late 1980’s where he was responsible for the project financing of the first independent power projects in the UK. Subsequently he worked at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson as head of the project and export finance group in London and Société Générale where he led the project finance team responsible for power project financing in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Since leaving Société Générale in 2003, Jeremy has established an independent advisory firm, Project Financing Solutions Limited, which specialises in providing advice to private sector clients on structuring and raising finance for major infrastructure projects and also to Governments seeking to procure major infrastructure projects through private sector participation with a specific focus on projects in the power sector.
In these roles, Jeremy has been responsible for project finance lending and advisory mandates on over 70 independent power projects in his career with a value in excess of US$25 billion. In addition to providing advisory services, Jeremy also provides frequent training courses in project finance and power related topics and acts as an expert witness in disputes and arbitration cases involving independent power projects.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Market overview
  • Current developments in Project Finance
  • Effective management of the project finance process
  • Alternative Sources of Project Finance for independent power projects
  • Risk analysis in project financed independent power projects
  • Contractual Risk Allocation Issues in independent power projects
  • Renewable Energy Project Risk Issues
This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE POWER INDUSTRY

COMPETENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE POWER INDUSTRY

11 - 13 SEPTEMBER 2018, SINGAPORE

About The Course

In the Power & Utilities Industry it is a requirement, both contractual and in some areas legislative, to ensure effective internal systems are in place which support employee development and provide evidence of their competence. A Competence Management System (CMS), correctly developed and applied provides employees and organisations with the tools to demonstrate competence and contributes to career development of the individual and the business as a whole.

The 3 day Competency Management systems course focuses on Competence Management Systems (CMS) which are typically in use within Industry, their structure and process development requirements. In addition the course details the assessment process, the role of the competence assessors within the organisation and the relationship between competence management and training provision.

Learning Outcomes

The following topics will be covered:

  • The role that competence plays in the Power Industry.
  • Competence Assurance Management.
  • Benefits to the organisation.
  • Benefits to individuals.
  • Relationship between competence management and training provision.
  • Examples of Competence Management Systems.
  • What needs to be in place to run a Competence Management System.
  • Implementation of a Competence Management System.
  • Internal Quality Assurance of a Competence Management System.
  • Roles within the Competence Management System
  • Choosing Internal Quality Assurers and Assessors for the System.
  • Assessment Processes.
  • Assessment Methods.
  • Potential External Standards

Who Should Attend

  • Employee Competence& Capability Development
  • HumanResource Development
  • Training
  • Safety and Employee Talent Management

Course Faculty - Gill Payne and Gary Payne

Gill Payne

Gill Payne has a background in developing people that precedes The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd by a decade or more.

With her business partner and husband, they have been running The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd since 1992, delivering management programmes, trainer, assessor and internal quality assurer programmes, and are accredited by City & Guilds and the ILM. Included in their delivery since 1992 has been Competence Management Systems and since 1998 included Data Protection and Information Security.

Gill is an Accredited Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer, Trainer; training assessors, internal quality assurers, trainers and managers leading to recognised qualifications accredited by City & Guilds and the ILM.

Gill has been designing and implementing Competence Management Systems (CMS), and Competence Standards since 1992.

Clients of The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd include electricity generators, transmitters, distributors and retailers, as well as gas transmitters and distributers, packaging, care, local government and national government sectors.

Gill is also a co-director of GPP-Digi Ltd, the digital brand of their company delivering online CMS, Data Privacy Management and more.

The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd and GPP-Digi Ltd deliver their services to clients across the UK, through Europe, the Middle-East and into South-East Asia.

Gary Payne

Gary Payne FInstSMM has been in business since leaving school. With his business partner and wife, they have been running The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd since 1992, delivering management programmes, trainer, assessor and internal quality assurer programmes, and are accredited by City & Guilds and the ILM. Included in their delivery since 1992 has been Competence Management Systems and since 1998 included Data Protection and Information Security.

Gary is an accredited Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer, Trainer and certified EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) Practitioner.

Gary’s role in the company’s Competence Management System (CMS) offer, has been to develop the online digital CMS platform which delivers real-time reporting, operates via a PC, tablet, or mobile phone, and works, ‘straight out of the box’.

Gary also delivers Assessor and Trainer Training and the Assessment of Assessors and Trainers to clients across the globe.

With the onset of the EU GDPR their digital brand and company GPP-Digi Ltd, a joint venture company between them and Digital Spotlight Ltd, has the been the developing ground for their GDPR solutions which range from GDPR training programmes, courses, and seminars; digital GDPR solutions; GDPR consultancy; DPO provision; and, in role DPO support and development.

The Gill Payne Partnership Ltd and GPP-Digi Ltd deliver their services to clients across the UK, through Europe, the Middle-East and into South-East Asia.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“The course has provided very comprehensive overview of how CMS should be developed and implemented in the company. Great knowledge gained.” – Singapore Power

“Excellent training materials. Gill and Gary was able to clearly articulate the principles, purpose of the course.” – Energy Market Authority

“The course has been very informative, trainers were very knowledgeable and were able to give a very comprehensive overview of the CMS and how to implement it.” – Energy Market Authority

“Well organised training.” – Senoko Energy Pte Ltd

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan

FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCE PROFESSIONALS IN POWER & UTILITIES

FINANCE FOR NON-FINANCE PROFESSIONALS IN POWER & UTILITIES

24 – 25 AUGUST 2017, SINGAPORE

About The Course

This 2 day programme will give participants the confidence and ability to communicate with accountants & finance managers and improve their own financial decision making. For Power & Utilities engineering professionals, a high level of technical expertise is no longer sufficient for superior management performance. Engineering professionals who wish to succeed in the energy industry are required to develop skills beyond their core functional knowledge.

An understanding of financial information and management, and an awareness of the economic theory that drives value creation are an integral part of the managers required suite of skills. This course is specifically designed for those with engineering training from the Power & Utilities sector and require only basic mathematical ability as a pre‐ requisite. The course is presented in a manner that reduces the jargon to basic principles and applies them to numerous real life examples.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demystify financial jargon so you can communicate effectively with finance and accounting staff
  • Understand how the activities of power generation and utility companies are reflected on the Balance Sheet and Income Statements
  • Learn the key financial ratios and what they mean: Profit margin, Return on equity, Asset turnover, Leverage, etc.
  • Discover the distinction between cash flow and profit, and the importance of liquidity
  • Determine how to evaluate and justify capital expenditure proposals to those in command
  • Improve your company performance through effective working capital management
  • Learn how to calculate tariffs that recover all costs and generate profits
  • Learn about accounting and finance in a small group of others from the same industry

Who Should Attend

This session has been researched and developed for Managers, Superintendents, Supervisors, Engineers, Planners, Team Leaders and Project Coordinators in technical and non-technical departments in the Power & Utilities industry.

Course Faculty - Dr. James Hay

James Hay has presented over 100 courses and seminars in financial management. He began his career as a graduate in the Corporate Treasury of WMC Ltd having completed a degree in Applied Mathematics and Geology at Monash University.

After 5 years with WMC he pursued an MBA in finance and accounting at Cornell University in New York.

Upon returning to Australia, he rejoined WMC Ltd in Perth as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Minerals Division and subsequently as an Energy Analyst in the Petroleum Division.

In April 1997, he established an independent consultancy business providing advice to companies such as Woodside, Shell and Japan Australia LNG (MIMI). His background in geology and mathematics allows him to empathise with those who seek an understanding of finance but are approaching the learning experience with a technical mind.

He receives consistently high ratings for his breadth of knowledge of the subject matter. He presents in a lively interactive style using real life examples and cases.

PAST TESTIMONIALS

“Worth every penny of training investment the company paid. Would really create a lot of value for companies”– First Gen Corporation

“Wonderful learning experience” – Petronas, Kimanis Power Station

“The trainer has given some grounding for me to understand some of the issues” – Power Seraya

“Finance Made Accessible” – Sembcorp Industries

“Very Useful … learned MBA concepts in 2 days!” – First Gen Corp

This training course has a limited attendance for up to 20 participants only. Sessions commence at 9am on all days, with short intervals at 10.30am and 3.30pm respectively. Refreshments will be provided in the short intervals. Lunch will be provided at 12:30pm for 1 hour. Sessions will end at 5pm on all days.

Unique Features with powerEDGE Training

• Pre-Course Questionnaire to help us focus on your learning objectives
• Detailed Course & Reference Manual for Continuous Learning and Sharing
• Practical Exercises & Case Examples to better understand the principles
• Limited class size to ensure One-to-One Interactivity
• Assessment at the end of the course to help you develop a Personal Action Plan