Infocus International

Infocus International

Power Project Finance


Project finance is widely used for large infrastructure projects including thermal and renewable power projects. The technique enables project risks to be allocated to the parties best able to manage them and facilitates the raising of long term debt without recourse to the project developer. The correct allocation of risk through an appropriate commercial structure is the foundation of a sound financing plan and this course will develop these themes by walking through the commercial contracts and finance documentation and provide an understanding of how to determine the optimal amount of debt using cash flow and ratio analysis. Current circumstances in the African power project sector will be discussed. Investment committees need to be sure that all risk aspects have been studied and the course will detail the key elements of the due diligence exercise. The course will also provide a guide on how to approach the debt market.

Event Type:
Workshops/Training Courses
Sep. 16-20, 2019
Johannesburg , South Africa

  • How a power project is structured and financed
  • How to identify power project risks and mitigation strategies
  • The role of the financial model and cash flow and ratio analysis
  • Debt sizing techniques
  • Project finance term sheets and loan documentation
  • Contract documentation
  • The due diligence process
  • How to efficiently identify viable project prospects
  • How to approach the debt market

Including but not limited to people working in:

  • Power project developer, investor or financier
  • Finance & accounting
  • Project finance & structured finance
  • Power project management
  • Project analysis & development
  • Commercial & legal
  • Commercial services suppliers (law, insurance etc.)
  • Policy makers and policy advisors dealing with energy sector financial issues

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