About The Course

Tailored to the specific challenges power projects face in an emerging market environment, this course will be heavily based on real case studies and lessons learned, instead of theoretical concepts. This highly demanding course aims to zoom from the big picture context to quantitative and qualitative project level details, and back-up again to understanding the relationship between the two.


Each module will be enriched by using additional materials in form of financial models, sample loan contracts, online tools and video clips to analyze case studies. Ample time will be dedicated to hands-on financial analysis and structuring IPP projects to make participants understand why projects have failed or successfully be realized.


Participants will also achieve access to a shared cloud folder with in-depth background reports and supporting course material in electronic format.

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain an overview of current power market situation in emerging markets and their key drivers
  • Understand the motivations of key stakeholders in independent power projects
  • Identify, evaluate and allocate key risks in the power project finance context
  • Review and use a power project financial model
  • Assess risk and return issues for both debt providers and equity investors
  • Analyze various project finance term sheets for fuel-based and renewable power projects
  • Build your knowledge through case studies from emerging market power projects
  • Learn from our highly experienced trainer to understand key tools and techniques
  • Benefit from a highly experiential learning environment
  • Share current issues and challenges with colleagues from across the power industry

Selective Case Studies You Will Learn From

  • Oman Sohar2 Natural Gas IPP
  • Azura-Edo IPP, 461MW Open Cycle Gas Turbine power station in Nigeria
  • Oaxaca 102 MW Wind project, Mexico, project bond financing
  • Quezon, 440 Mw coal fired power plant, Philippines
  • Bujagali Energy, 250 MW hydroelectric power station in Uganda
  • Alto Sertao II 386 MW wind power complex, Brazil
  • 1,285 MW Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project in Northern Laos
  • Kribi Power Project, 216 MW natural gas-fired thermal power plant in Cameroon
  • TermoEmcali, 234 MW Natural Gas power plant, Colombia
  • Sarulla 350 MW Geothermal power plant, Indonesia
  • Lake Turkana, 300 MW Wind Project in Kenia
  • Benban, 50 MW solar PV power station in Egypt
  • Dabhol natural gas power plant, India
  • Nachtigal, 420MW hydroelectric project in Cameroon
  • Cenpower Kpone, 340 MW light crude oil and gas fired, combined cycle power plant in Ghana
  • … and others, according to your country and technology focus!

Expert Course Faculty

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


For the past 7 years, our key expert has successfully delivered more than 100 seminars, workshops, speeches and panel discussions in English, Spanish and German in more than 40 cities on all 6 continents, to more than 1,000 delegates to over 300 organizations from leading financial institutions, industrial corporations and governments.

Some of the topics delivered include Independent Power Projects, Project Finance, Power Purchase Agreements, Renewable Technologies & Economics, Financial Analysis & Structuring, Loan Term Sheets Elements, Power Market Structures & Deregulation, Electricity Pricing, Innovative Renewable Business Models, Battery & Energy Storage, Infrastructure Finance, PPP and Competitive Bidding, Risk Mitigation & Credit Enhancements, Gas & LNG Economics.


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 a s a group of person and exchange not merely business cards, but ideas to spur business beyond.


Our key expert 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, our key expert decided to set-up his own advisory boutique to serve exclusively the renewable energy sector. In the following years, he supporting world leading Utilities, IPPs and Private Equity Investors such as Iberdrola, AES, RWE, OMW, Englefield Capital and Hudson Clean Energy Partners to thoroughly assess international market opportunities and successfully assembly project portfolios across mature and emerging European renewable markets. Based on his 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 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 members of the European Technology Platform for Wind Energy, as well as of EWEA, ACORE, LAWEA, EUBIA, ESHA and EGEC.


Since 10 years, our key expert 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, mitigate risks via the creating of international project consortia and achieve project finance bankability with domestic and international lenders.


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


Our key expert has accummulated specific experience in training government officials from Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa, Rwana, Thailand, Pakistan, Argentina, Morocco and also delegates from development finance institutions such as European Investment Bank, kFw, EBRD, AfDB, AFC, Islamic Development bank, ADB, IFC, FMO, GIZ, IFU, Obviam, HBOR, UNDP, JBIC, Industrial Development of Corporation and OPEC Fund for international development.


Power Sector Situation in Emerging Markets

Power Economics and Electricity Tariffs

Principles of Project Finance

Financial Sources

Understanding the Elements of a Term Sheet for a Loan Credit Facility

Financial Analysis and Structuring

Revenue Risks and Power Purchase Agreements

Construction Risks and EPC Contracts

Credit Enhancement Instruments to Help Each Financial Close

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 (PCQ) 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