Friday, 20 October 2017
Engie has agreed to acquire 100% of Fenix International, an off-grid solar power company that supplies more than 140,000 customers mostly in Uganda. The firm was founded in 2009, employs over 350 staff and is expanding into Zambia and other African countries. It supplies power to customers through lease-to-own technology paid for in instalments over mobile phones and builds credit scores for customers to offer additional products and services.
People are starting to wonder if Peru will ever start delivering on President Kuczynski’s promise to enliven infrastructure and energy project development in the country. By Fernando Rodriguez Marin, projects and infrastructure partner in the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.
One whole session was dedicated to renewable energy in Asia at PFI’s recent FEPA conference. Competitive bidding, falling tariffs and batteries dominated the discussion. By Minerva Lau.
Infrastructure spending is a top priority for governments across the world including the new Trump Administration. Investors are looking for deals in which to place their money. Can the infra market provide well structured deal flow to keep the funding markets happy? PFI has published its Global Infrastructure supplement featuring a host of case studies and articles on current trends and issues.
The global energy finance market faces a range of new challenges and opportunities. PFI has published its Global Energy supplement featuring a host of case studies and articles on current trends and issues. The offshore wind sector is taking centre stage right now with Japan, South Korea and the US joining Europe in building out new developments.
The Project Finance International EMEA survey has been published – reviewing the extraordinary growth in the renewables market across Europe and some of the more exciting developments in Africa. Even in Spain, where the renewables market was quiet after a time of excess, a range of new projects are coming forward seeking project finance.
The renewables market is getting a little frothy. Well, actually, that could have been said at any time over the last few years. But now we are getting to the age of non-subsidised projects and ultra low bids. And the industrial players are piling in.
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Welcome to the 2017 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2016, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2017 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.