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  • Renewable Energy Financing Solutions Regional Expert Meeting

    Climate Change and Enhanced Renewable Energy Deployment in East and Southern Africa

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 17-18 March 2016

    Alec Joubert

    Investment Director, Energy Projects

  • Renewable Energy Performance Platform

    Introduction to Camco Clean Energy

    • Clean Energy Fund and Management Advisory

    • Clean Energy and Climate Advisory

    • Sub-Saharan Africa focus

    • Offices

    • South Africa (Johannesburg)

    • East Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)

    • Europe (London, UK)

    • West Africa (Accra, Ghana)


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    Project Finance Challenges


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    The Project Development Life Cycle


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    Balancing Risk and Reward


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    Green Africa Power


    • Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) facility

    • Offers quasi-equity debt and contingent lines of credit

    • Total facility size: USD 200m


    • Donors:

    • UK Department for International Development (DFID)

    • UK Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

    • Government of Norway

    • Advisors

    • Eiser Infrastructure

    • Camco Clean Energy

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    GAP Key Issues/Barriers


    • Well-advanced projects which are struggling to reach financial close

    • Solutions:

    • Mezzanine finance (subordinated debt, quasi-equity debt) and

    • Contingent lines of credit

    • Long tenors

    • Funding not readily available from commercial markets

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    • Least developed countries (DAC

    1, 2, 3)

    • Wide range of renewable energy


    • Utility-scale, grid-connected


    • Later-stage project development


    • Attract private sector finance

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    Managed by:

    Renewable Energy Performance Platform


    Initiated by:

    Funded by:

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    REPP Key Issues/Barriers

    • Limited sources of of development finance

    • Limited commercial viability of small-scale renewable energy


    • Levelised costs are not sustainable/equity returns are low

    • Long-term debt

    • Unavailable

    • pricing high

    • tenors too short

    • Lack of access to risk mitigation instruments

    • Lack of technical know-how amongst small-scale developers


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    REPP Mandate

    • Small-scale renewables

    • Least developed countries

    • Nineteen target countries

    • Wide range of renewable energy


    • Developer-focused

    • Unlocking private sector finance


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    Products, Services and Solutions

    1. Technical Assistance during Development

     Technical studies

     Legal and due diligence costs

    2. Structuring Support

     Financial structuring

     Facilitating access to risk mitigation instruments

     Facilitating access to long-term debt

    3. Results-Based Finance

     Results-based financial support to achieve commercial viability


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    Whilst every care has been taken in preparing this presentation, no member of the redT Energy Group gives any representation, warranty or undertaking and accepts no responsibility or liability as to the accuracy, or completeness, of the information in this presentation. For the avoidance of doubt, our duties and responsibilities shall not include tax advisory, legal, regulatory accounting or other specialist or technical advice or services. You are to rely on your own independent appraisal of and investigations into all matters and things contemplated by this presentation. By accepting this presentation, you agree to be bound by the foregoing limitations. Kindly note that this presentation does not represent an offer of funding since any facility to be granted in terms of this presentation would be subject to the redT Energy Group obtaining the requisite internal and external approvals.. All rights reserved.