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Monday, 20 November 2017

Global Energy Report 2017

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  • Corporate PPAs – Framework for the future

    Corporate power purchase agreements are not a new phenomenon, with the first deals occurring almost ten years ago. However, the size and frequency of deals – particularly in the United States and United Kingdom – has picked up in recent years. Leading global corporations are now looking at new markets for energy procurement solutions. By Andrew Hedges, senior consultant, Norton Rose Fulbright.

  • APCO takes manna from the desert

    Wandering around the desert for 40 years before entering the Promised Land? Almost. But first-time-non-cookie-cutter-tendered projects are notoriously challenging, even rarer to come by, and yet for those who persist, usually worthwhile. ByDominic Freely, Evercore.

  • Solar breaks ground in Australia

    With a string of renewable energy transactions in the first quarter of this year, and the landmark Edify Energy and Wirsol sponsored solar portfolio financing, the Australian renewables sector has truly made a come-back. Michael Ryan, partner and head of project finance, and Lisa Zhou, senior associate, from Allens share their experience from their recent landmark deal and key market insights.

  • Pioneering financing supports SIC-SING

    The Chilean energy sector will undergo a revolutionary change in 2017, as the two major grids, the Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande in the north, and the Sistema Interconectado Central, which covers the centre and south of the country, will become interconnected. By Cynthia Urda Kassis, partner, Alexandro Padrés, partner; Robert O’Leary, associate, and Ignacio Valenzuela Nieto, international associate, Shearman & Ste

  • Utilities and tax equity partnerships

    Many electric utilities across the US are facing a similar dilemma about the future of their energy resources: should they continue to make costly upgrades to existing coal and gas-fired generators to extend their operating lives, or shift more of their generation portfolio to cleaner forms of energy production such as solar and wind? By Patrick Ferguson, partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

  • OCTP – Ghana’s largest FDI

    A complex hybrid project finance and reserve-based lending structure was used on the US$1.35bn debt financing to support Vitol’s working interest in the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) offshore oil and gas project in Ghana. ByJohn Dewar andOliver Irwin ofMilbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP.

  • The new natural gas age in Mexico

    Despite public statements from the US about becoming more protectionist, particularly with respect to its neighbours to the south, Mexico is on the cusp of becoming one of the United States’ largest natural gas export markets. By Dino Barajas, partner, and Steven P Otillar, partner, Akin Gump.

  • DC – An energy-efficient solution in GCC

    With increasing urbanisation and improvement in living standards in GCC, cooling has become an integral part of the region’s basic utility requirements. By Sumit Shikhar, associate director andRahul Kasera, associate, Synergy Consulting. 

  • Italian renewables – A bond evolution

    The reform of Italy’s debt financing market in the past few years has spurred bond financing activity in the renewables sector. By Carloandrea Meacci, partner, head of energy Italy, Ashurst.

  • A gas-fired financing for the times

    A new president, fears of overcapacity in PJM, and even threats to the IPP model make CPV’s financing of the Fairview project indicative of what we might see moving forward. By Nic Stone. 

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