Tuesday, 23 January 2018
India is planning to set up a US$350m fund to invest in solar projects, according to Reuters. The government hopes to attract funds from banks such as Yes Bank as well as government-owned power utilities such as NTPC. See story below.
The wider pressures of government and a less than well-informed political debate can count against the optimal approach for buying infrastructure; either reducing investment levels or using the wrong procurement approach. By Paul Davies, former PwC partner and independent adviser1.
Welcome to the 2018 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2017, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2018 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.
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 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International 2017 league table returns are due to be submitted on December 29th 2017. The tables are for mandated lead arrangers for loans, lead managers for bonds and for financial advisory services on project finance deals. Click here to obtain a form and details of the league table process.
Finding a way to efficiently finance storage for renewable energy projects has proven difficult. Storage schemes are not yet commercially viable in their own right. Moving into 2018, progress in this area would be a major step forward – a game changer in the same way falling renewable generation costs were in 2017.
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