Archive for November, 2018

SOLAR POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS – JAN 2019

SOLAR POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENTS

29 - 31 JANUARY 2019, SINGAPORE

About The Course

In a three day intensive program this training course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the structure and challenges of key financial, technical and legal provisions in a solar PPA and their difference to a fuel based PPA. It will put the solar PPA in the wider market context of the power market and reveal the link to project finance requirements, risk mitigation and credit enhancements. Finally it will introduce the concept of Corporate PPAs for Solar PV power plants.

 

Throughout the course, we will draw on a database of dozens of solar PPAs from around the world. We will further discuss case studies from Emerging Markets and compare them with international experience in the solar sector. The seminar experience will require interactive involvement of the delegates to discuss cases, conduct excel exercises and thorough reading of legal PPA documents.

Expert Course Faculty

Our key expert is an independent financial advisor with some 20 years’ experience in the power & renewable sector.

 

Since six years, he has successfully delivered energy finance training to hundreds of executives from more than 80 countries in some 100 seminars in across the world. Additionally he serves as a lecturer in the IESE Business School and the Renewable Energy Finance Studies Program of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

 

Delegates come from leading financial institutions, industrial corporations and governments such as e.g. IFC, FMO, GIZ, IFU, Obviam, KfW, HBOR, European Investment Bank, UNDP, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, African Finance Corporation, JBIC, Industrial Development Corporation, Banco Santander, Enel, E.ON, Vattenfall, Endesa, Eskom, Total, Sumitomo, Gamesa, Siemens, Akka Enerji, Akzo Nobel, BP, Shell, Abengoa, Energomontaza, Mitsubishi, SgurrEnergy, PwC, Investec, RES, Globeleq, Aldwych, The Crown Estate, Coca-Cola, Procter&Gamble, Pacific Gas & Electric, Omrom, OFGEM, Munich Re, AES, Alstom, Schneider Electric, Aveng Group, Air Liquide, NEPRA, Saudi Aramco, King Saud University, Swicorp, Qatar Petroleum, K.A. CARE.

 

Some of the topics delivered include Independent Power Projects, Project Finance, Power Purchase Agreements Renewable Technologies & Economics, Financial Analysis & Structuring, Risk Mitigation, Loan Term Sheets Elements, Government Tenders and Policy Incentives, Electricity Market Structures & Liberalization, Electricity Pricing, Project Transactions & Valuations, Innovative Renewable Business Models.

 

Due to his versatile experience and personality, our key expert has the ability to quickly relate to and leverage different cultural and professional backgrounds of delegates. His objective is not only to train passionately on fascinating energy finance topics, but to deliver a seminar experience, where delegates weave together as a group of persons and exchange not merely business cards, but ideas to spur business beyond.

 

He started out his career in a leading North European Strategy Consultancy, where he made substantial contributions to build the energy practice within the firm. He developed and implemented innovative distributions concepts for utility clients to face the competitive challenges of the newly liberalized German electricity market.

 

In 2002, anticipating the tectonic shifts to arrive in the energy sector by renewables, he decided to set-up his own advisory boutique to serve exclusively the renewable energy sector. In the following years, he, supported world leading Utilities, IPPs and Private Equity Investors, such as Iberdrola, AES, RWE, OMV, Englefield Capital and Hudson Clean Energy Partners to thoroughly assess international market opportunities and successfully assemble project portfolios across mature and emerging European renewable markets. Based on this work his clients were able to realize their investment strategy via the acquisition of local partners, greenfield and operating wind, solar, biomass, geothermal or hydro projects with pipelines of many thousands MW capacity.

 

Our key expert has became a recommended speaker at leading international energy conferences on topics of market attractiveness and investment drivers for renewables. He formed part of the Working Group ‘Financing the Energy Turnaround’ in Frankfurt and was one of the first members of the European Technology Platform for Wind Energy, as well as of EWEA, ACORE, LAWEA, EUBIA, ESHA and EGEC.

 

Since ten years, he focuses on the particular challenges of power projects in emerging markets, such as Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Georgia, New Zealand, Taiwan, South Korea, Mexico, South Africa or Pakistan. He flags risks to international investors coming from regulatory environment, grid connection and competitors. Developers are supported to raise equity, mitigates risks via the creation of international project consortia and achieve project finance bankability with domestic and international lenders.

 

He holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Technical University of Berlin and is a qualified RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor. He is trilingual in English, Spanish and German and conversational in French.

TOPICS INCLUDE

The Solar PPA in Context

Basic Types and Key Features of Solar PPAs

Financial Provisions of Solar PPAs

Technical Provisions for Solar PPAs

Additional Solar PPA Provisions

Risk Allocation and Mitigation of a Solar PV Plant

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

INTEGRATING RENEWABLES GENERATION – CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR MARKETS AND GRID OPERATION (DEC 2018)

INTEGRATING RENEWABLES GENERATION - CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR MARKETS AND GRID OPERATION

17 - 18 DECEMBER 2018, SINGAPORE

About The Course

Renewable generation investment is setting new records every year across the world. On days with conducive weather, some markets are entirely supplied by renewable generation. But what does this mean for the viability of conventional generation, grid stability, and electricity market operations?

 

  • What does a high renewable share do to grid stability?
  • Does a high renewable share mean that spot power markets become less efficient?
  • How do you ensure supply during periods of low renewable generation?
  • Which innovative solutions can help increase renewables generation safely and economically?

 

Learn from international markets that lead the way in the renewables buildout, and discuss innovative solutions to the challenges that arise from the renewable energy revolution.

Learning Outcomes

  • The current status of renewable generation investment and penetration
  • An overview of current commercially viable technologies, their historical cost degression, and likely paths forward
  • The efficiency of carbon abatement by technology and/or measure
  • Challenges that result from the continued renewable buildout from a grid and market perspective
  • Innovative solutions that enable the mass buildout of renewables, and that improve its efficiency
  • Examples of firms that push the frontier in renewable and related technologies

Who Should Attend

  • Energy asset developers
  • Energy industry managers
  • Risk managers
  • Investors in energy assets

 

There are no prerequisites to attend this course, but a basic understanding of the energy industry will help.

Expert Course Faculty

Our trainer works as a consultant in the areas of energy trading and energy risk management for clients in Europe and South-East Asia.

 

He was Head of Power & Gas at SGX until September 2015 and responsible for the development of the energy business within SGX, comprising derivatives in electricity, LNG, oil and petrochemicals, as well as physical energy business in electricity, gas and LNG.

 

Prior to SGX, he worked with RWE Supply & Trading as Senior Investment Manager Principal Investments as well as Chief Operating Officer Sales & Origination in London and Geneva. Before this, he was a Consultant with McKinsey & Company, working for European and international clients in the energy, materials and wholesale banking sectors.

 

The trainer holds a diploma in industrial engineering as well as a doctorate degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA.

TOPICS COVERED

Overview of commercially viable renewable generation technologies

Renewable energy, energy security, climate change and sustainability

Renewable incentive mechanisms

Renewable penetration in key electricity markets

Measures to integrate renewables into the grid and physical market

Innovation in renewable integration, with a focus on cost-efficiency and scalability

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