Due Diligence in Renewable Energy Projects II - Extended


06.01.2019 Laura Bull

Trondheim, Norway | Week 14-15 | Date: 1-12 April, 2019 | Application deadline: February 28, 2019 | Registration fee: 34,000 NOK | Arrival to Norway: 31 March 2019 | Departure: 13 April, 2019

The energy industry faces a series of challenges, including social and environmental that require change in the planning, development and financing of its energy investments. To address these challenges, the adoption of good practices in technical, environmental and social areas, or a sustainability approach, is widely encouraged. Additionally, adhering to
good practices and international standards proves to support business competitiveness. Sustainability requires that the knowledge and application of good practices is embedded in the value chain of the company, from initial processes to the divestiture of productive assets.

This course offers participants ways to integrate the sustainability approach in their processes, providing feedback from commercial and finance experts. In-house experts will work closely with participants to identify and analyse risks during the construction phase and how these risks could affect project financial stability. By the end of the course, participants will be able to make recommendations leading to improved relationships between governments, developers and investors. They will also understand certification preparation for construction approval, budgeting and funding
processes.

This two-week course offers the opportunity to learn about the policies and tools of multilateral banking, internationally accepted principles and successful cases in the application of the due diligence process. This academic programme will also take a deep-dive into the concept of financial and legal structuring as a means of proportioning risk between stakeholders. It will also examine the typical due diligence process for a buyer of new or existing hydropower assets, with a focus on hydrological and performance risk.


OBJECTIVE
The objective of this course is for participants to share and analyse advantages, disadvantages and associated costs of incorporating good international practices in the planning, execution and operation of sustainable energy projects.

TOPICS

  • Conceptual frameworks: For environment, development, sustainability, resilience, adaptive management, management and success indicators
  • Challenges and trends of the energy industry
  • Financial Risk Assessment
  • Project finance structuring and securing funding
  • Due diligence for environmental, social and health and occupational safety of a generation project: National regulatory frameworks and international standards
  • Monitoring construction progress and adhering to schedule and budget
  • Certification preparations
  • Loan contracting: Clauses and commitments
  • Tools for assessing sustainability performance: Sustainability protocol and other existing tools
  • Development of case studies

TARGET GROUPS
The course is aimed at professionals with minimum 5 years of experience in the hydropower sector, power companies, ministries, authorities and relevant private enterprises. Applicants with environmental and financial background will be prioritised.



 
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