EVENTS

Power Purchase Agreement

7 – 10 June 2020, Dubai

19 – 22 October 2020, Singapore

 www.infocusinternational.com/ppa

 Overview

There are many moving pieces affecting the future of electric power development in emerging market. Unlike the past Independent Power Project models, which featured standardised take-or-pay contracts – today’s market demands more innovative incentives to ensure better availability, better performance, as well as more attractive and sustainable mixtures of fuel sources. Economies throughout developing countries urgently need to master the key tools, models, and lessons learned for transforming and strengthening today’s electricity sector. These include the latest models in negotiating Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), in designing and managing new competitive power markets, as well as attracting the right mix of renewable energy sources.

This 4-day comprehensive workshop gives you clear explanations of the new models of PPA risk allocation, of designing and managing competitive power markets, attracting private investments in renewable energy, through a series of real case examples of contracts and markets. Case Studies will include real examples from Africa, Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America. Furthermore, cases stimulate independent thinking and discussion among participants.

Benefits of Attending

 

  • LEARN about all the essentials of different PPAs
  • NEGOTIATE fair and sustainable PPAs
  • STRUCTURE successful PPAs based upon your own company’s risk profile and risk allocation needs
  • EXPOSE to the frontiers of international experience in IPP development
  • LEARN theory and practice of pricing and tariff design
  • ANALYSE the relationship between Public, Private, and Government sector
  • PERFORM a policy and risk analysis of PPA contracts
  • EXPLORE a PPA relationship with EPC, O&M, Fuel Supply, and Interconnect Agreement
  • GAIN the tools and models in directing your country’s electricity transformation and market design plans
  • IMPROVE your awareness of the common pitfalls and mistakes to avoid in today’s private power investments
  • LEAD successful power project finance transactions
  • IDENTIFY how financial derivatives can be used as an effective hedge of financial and electricity market based risks

 

 Teaching Methodology

The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key learning points. Current market examples and data are utilised wherever helpful.

Course Certificate

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the signatures from both the Course Director and the Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

To register/enquire on this course, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International

Tel: +65 6325 0215 | Email: abigail[at]infocusinternational.com

Website: www.infocusinternational.com/ppa

 

Renewable Power & Energy Mix

15 – 17 June 2020, Singapore

 www.infocusinternational.com/energymix

 Overview

In increasing parts of the world, renewable power sources – particularly solar and wind – are now the cheapest way to generate electricity. This, combined with being crucial mechanisms by which to lower the carbon emissions of energy systems, means they are also the fastest-growing supply of new power generating capacity. It is vital that anyone involved in electricity systems, from new power project developers to incumbent utilities, investors and policymakers, has a thorough understanding of how renewables are impacting the energy mix and the wider power business.

In particular, the transition away from conventional thermal generators towards renewable ones has profound implications for how power systems are designed, operated and policed – on a variety of timescales from sub-second management to long-term capacity planning. These in turn create both new market opportunities and significant businesses risks within the sector, not just for those

involved in system-wide aspects such as the grid or policy, but for those involved in individual project development too.

In three intensive and informative days, this course explains and illustrates the key impacts of renewable power integration into modern energy systems, based on global lessons and examples. Most importantly it provides attendees with a market assessment framework and recommended approach to identifying and quantifying how these integration challenges change the specific new opportunities and risks facing their own businesses.

Benefits of Attending

 

  • Learn from global experiences in renewable power project development and integration
  • Understand how technical challenges translate into financial and business opportunities
  • Illustrate key system impacts such as investment requirements, energy costs and capacity margins using simple
  • quantitative models
  • Analyse and discuss evolving value chain roles, partnerships and competitors
  • Assess the market potential for solutions such as energy storage, virtual power plants and smart grids
  • Gain an insight into the influences of market liberalisation and policy shifts

 

Who Should Attend

 

  • Renewable power project developers
  • Power plant owners and operators (utilities and IPPs)
  • Transmission/Distribution system operators
  • Policymakers and policy advisors
  • Investors, including commercial and development banks, venture capital and private equity
  • Vendors & EPC contractors
  • Large energy users
  • Commercial energy-sector services suppliers (law, insurance etc.)

 Teaching Methodology

The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key learning points. Current market examples and data are utilised wherever helpful.

Course Certificate

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the signatures from both the Course Director and the Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

To register/enquire on this course, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International

Tel: +65 6325 0215 | Email: abigail[at]infocusinternational.com

Website: www.infocusinternational.com/energymix

 

Mastering Wind Power

8 – 10 July 2020, Singapore

www.infocusinternational.com/wind

 Overview

A comprehensive, up-to-date and business-focused roadmap to success in delivering wind power growth, today and tomorrow.

Attendees will leave with an excellent understanding of all the key factors facing wind power developers and investors, from resource assessment and energy production complexities, through project development and planning challenges, to financial returns and risks.

The course schedule is designed to be highly participative, including time to work in groups to apply and illustrate the learning points throughout the course. To do so, attendees will utilise online tools, wind resource datasets, energy yield, financial and other simple calculations, along with structured discussions on key planning and market environment considerations.

In keeping with the business-focused theme of the course, these illustrative exercises are designed to provide time-efficient clarification of the key course takeaways, aimed at commercially-focused business developers and investors. They are therefore deliberately made accessible to non-experts, not designed to replicate the complex or in-depth detailed planning undertaken – over much longer periods! – by experienced engineers and technical teams.

 

Course Highlights

 

  • Learn from global experiences in wind power project development
  • Understand unique properties of wind resource, and how these feed into financial risk analysis
  • Gain a business-focused, up-to-date perspective on current and emerging wind technology innovations and project delivery best practices
  • Analyse and discuss practical and project delivery risks facing wind power projects, including key stakeholder engagements
  • Get hands-on with a financial model to better understand financial risks and returns for wind power projects
  • Compare and contrast the unique extra costs and complexities of offshore wind projects with those onshore

 

Who Should Attend

 

  • Renewable power project developers
  • Power plant owners and operators (utilities and IPPs)
  • Transmission/Distribution system operators
  • Policymakers and policy advisors
  • Investors, including commercial and development banks, venture capital and private equity
  • Vendors & EPC contractors
  • Large energy users
  • Commercial energy-sector services suppliers (law, insurance etc.)

 

Teaching Methodology

The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key learning points. Current market examples and data are utilised wherever helpful.

 Course Certificate

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the signatures from both the Course Director and the Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

To register/enquire on this course, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International

Tel: +65 6325 0215 | Email: abigail[at]infocusinternational.com

Website: www.infocusinternational.com/wind

 

Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contracts for Energy Industry

24 – 26 August 2020, Singapore

 www.infocusinternational.com/epcenergy

 Overview

Today, Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects are uniquely challenging. Parties currently involved in large complex and fast-track EPC projects frequently suffer financial loss that

could have been mitigated by effective contract management. Appropriate practical “know-how” of EPC contracts will improve your ability to take appropriate steps, or to obtain necessary advice,

to minimise or manage such risks. This intensive workshop provides valuable insight into the rapidly evolving world of EPC contracts. It has been designed specifically for the professionals and management of energy industries and will be of particular interest to those with current or planned projects in Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe and the CIS. You will analyse an EPC contract, clause by clause, focusing on your challenges in international and domestic projects. This unique interactive master class discusses the key issues in EPC contracts which are relevant for lenders, sponsors and borrowers in international construction projects and the keys to deliver successful projects.

 

Course Highlights

 

  • Global and local legal and commercial framework in Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the CIS
  • Contract negotiation best practices
  • Tips on contractual risk mitigation
  • Contract financing and project structuring
  • Contractor relationship management
  • Clause-by-clause discussion based on an actual contract precedent

 

Key Learning Objectives

 

  • UNDERSTAND the current finance market for EPC contracts
  • MANAGE legal risks and environment for EPC contracts in the region
  • DISCOVER alternative procurement options for projects and the risks and opportunities associated with these options
  • DISTINGUISH new and effective contract negotiation strategies
  • ANALYSE the types of claims that may be made under EPC contracts and develop strategies to manage these claims
  • GAIN INSIGHTS into the best current dispute resolution options and the risks and costs associated with each option

 

Teaching Methodology

The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key learning points. Current market examples and data are utilised wherever helpful.

Course Certificate

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the signatures from both the Course Director and the Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

To register/enquire on this course, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International

Tel: +65 6325 0215 | Email: abigail[at]infocusinternational.com

Website: www.infocusinternational.com/epcenergy

 

Power Project Finance

7 – 11 September 2020, Johannesburg

 www.infocusinternational.com/powerprojectfinance

 Overview

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.

Benefits of Attending

 The course is intended to provide a firm understanding of the principles which create a bankable power project finance structure in terms of risk allocation and the commercial and financial structure. On completion of this course you will understand:

  • 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

 

Who Should Attend

 

  • 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

 

Teaching Methodology

The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key learning points. Current market examples and data are utilised wherever helpful.

Course Certificate

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the signatures from both the Course Director and the Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

To register/enquire on this course, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International

Tel: +65 6325 0215 | Email: abigail[at]infocusinternational.com

Website: www.infocusinternational.com/powerprojectfinance

 

Electricity Economics in Changing Electricity Markets

16 – 18 November 2020, Singapore

 www.infocusinternational.com/electricityeconomics

 Overview

Are you ready for the new challenges & opportunities as power markets around the world evolve? This is an essential core knowledge course for those involved in the business or regulation of the power industry.

It leads you through a clear, accessible and thorough examination of the economics of power generation, from power plant cost influences to end-customer prices. It contextualises this analysis with key consideration of industry drivers and trends, including increasingly liberalised and competitive markets, evolving policy support and management frameworks, the growth and integration of renewable power sources, and the restructuring of power systems towards more decentralised operations.

A highly interactive presentation style allows for plenty of Q&A and time to discuss the issues from multiple stakeholder perspectives; including power plant owners, investors, policymakers and energy customers. This course is an essential primer for those seeking to navigate successful business routes through transitioning electricity systems.

 

Benefits of Attending

 

  • Clear, independent and business-focused introduction
  • Language designed for non-experts; particularly senior executives, policymakers & investment decision-makers
  • Core knowledge building, including up-to-the-minute examples from markets around the world
  • Interactive discussion of key market and economic variables
  • Quantification of key issues using simple numerical calculations, real data and Excel-based tools

 

We will examine these key questions:

  • Which variables drive the economics of electricity generation?
  • How do generation costs combine with other factors to produce end-use electricity prices?
  • How are current technology & system trends impacting electricity costs and prices?
  • What are policymakers doing to keep costs down?
  • Who are the key stakeholders and influencers on electricity economics?
  • What are the value-chain impacts of market liberalisation and competition?
  • How are solar and wind power (and other low-carbon options) changing market environments?
  • and many more!

 

Who Should Attend

 

  • Power generators, utilities and IPPs
  • Investors, including commercial and development banks, venture capital and private equity
  • Policymakers and policy advisors
  • Transmission / Distribution system operators (grid)
  • Power system vendors & EPC contractors
  • Large electricity users
  • Commercial services suppliers (law, insurance etc.)

 

Teaching Methodology

The agenda will combine presented materials with plenty of opportunity for Q&A, interactive discussions, and the use of quantitative models to illustrate key learning points. Current market examples and data are utilised wherever helpful.

Course Certificate

Upon the successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion bearing the signatures from both the Course Director and the Course Organiser. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

To register/enquire on this course, please contact:

Abigail Harris

Infocus International

Tel: +65 6325 0215 | Email: abigail[at]infocusinternational.com

Website: www.infocusinternational.com/electricityeconomics