Tuesday, 26 March 2019
A bill that aims to streamline the concession process and development of geothermal schemes is set to be introduced to Chilean parliament imminently, according to lawmakers. “In the next few days we will introduce a bill that will perfect the geothermal concession system, facilitating the development of projects with direct use of the heat of the earth,” minister of energy Susana Jimenez was quoted as saying.
The pipeline of major international projects in Oman remains healthy. This is despite the fact that all three major credit agencies now rank the country as sub-investment grade. By Rod Morrison.
Countries such as the US, China and Australia have made considerable advancements in energy storage. They are far from alone, as the benefits of energy storage have become an urgent focus for countries across the globe. Now, countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are making their own significant strides. By Rohit Kumar, associate director, and Gurleen Kaur, associate, Synergy Consulting.
Jordan – the Middle East’s renewable energy pioneer – has decided to temporarily limit the introduction of new power generation capacity onto its electricity grid, citing grid capacity constraints. The length of the suspension period is uncertain. By Graham Vinter and Marc Norman, Covington & Burling LLP.
Welcome to the 2019 Thomson Reuters Project Finance International (PFI) Yearbook. The Yearbook is our annual publication in which we look at the events of 2018, through case studies and the PFI Awards, and look forward into 2019 with interviews and articles in the Global section of the book.
The global infrastructure market is moving into new territories - both geographically and sector wise. PFI’s Global Infrastructure Report 2018 takes look at the new kids on the block and in addition, some of the legacies from the old era. The Report carries case studies on deals as diverse as German fibre optic, the Canakkale Bridge and the Los Angeles people mover scheme. In addition it carries in depth pieces on the construction woes which befell Carillion and the Canadian super hospitals.
Developments in the LNG market and the spread of increasingly cheap renewable technology are dominating the global energy market. PFI’s Global Energy Report 2018 examines the driving forces behind these and other trends through case studies of landmark deals and articles on important market shifts. The report looks at new technology such as energy storage and new funding options for renewables.
The number of telecoms financings to back basic infrastructure has been a growing feature of the debt market. It is an exciting new market with some exciting risks.
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