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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Global Energy Report 2018

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  • US M&A driven by convergence and divergence

    Guided by increased investment across renewable energy, network assets and energy technology, US power and utilities transactions activity has dominated global value and volume trends in recent years. By Stephanie Evans Chesnick, US power & utilities transaction advisory services leader, Ernst & Young LLP.

  • Financing power at the shallow end

    New unconventional offtake structures have stimulated a wave of ingenuity for project developers and their financiers. By Dan Sinaiko and John Marciano, co-heads of Akin Gump’s global project finance practice.

  • PF first for Malta LNG-to-power

    In late December 2017, ElectroGas Malta Ltd reached financial close on the long-awaited project financing of its LNG-to-power project in Malta. It represented the culmination of years of work from its sponsors Siemens Project Ventures, Socar Trading and GEM Holdings, and the lender consortium. By James Chapman, senior associate, and Tim Pick, partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

  • Renewable auctions in Kazakhstan

    Kazakhstan’s first renewable energy auctions are set for May and October this year. Raushana Chaltabayeva, partner at Unicase Law Firm, explains why the current regulatory framework will need changes before international investment and larger projects arrive.

  • Mozambique's first solar IPP

    The Central Solar de Mocuba project reached financial close in early March. PIDG’s Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund’s executive director Emilio Cattaneo explains the project’s debt package and its economic development rationale.

  • Pumped hydro to drive renewables

    More than US$15bn of pumped hydro storage projects are planned in various Australian states over the next five years and the proposed US$3bn expansion of the Snowy Hydro scheme by the Federal government will be the signature project when an FID is announced this year. By John Arbouw.

  • LNG-to-power in the emerging markets

    In recent years, we have observed an increase in the number of LNG-to-power projects in emerging markets. By Julia Czarniak, partner, Energy and Infrastructure Projects and Banking, Tatiana Monastyrskaya, partner, Energy and Infrastructure Projects, and Angela Roh, associate, Energy and Infrastructure Projects, at Skadden, Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

  • Renewables – The next Asian frontier

    In my 20 years of infrastructure advisory experience, I have witnessed a number of cycles in different infrastructure sectors across different markets. The recent explosion of investment activity in the renewable energy sector, especially in Asia, is indeed worth noting. By Lee Seng Chee, PwC, partner, deals, capital projects and infrastructure.

  • LNG – Let's get small, Steve

    For much of its history, the LNG market has favoured the big. But small could now be the new big. By Michael Whalen, managing director, and Joanna Martin Ziegenfuss, associate, of Berkeley Research Group LLC in Washington DC.

  • Energy storage emerges as a savvy investment

    Energy storage can help lower energy costs, boost the use of renewable sources and cause the industry to think boldly about new approaches for our energy markets. By Jane Rueger, partner, and Daniel Hagan, partner, White & Case.

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