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Public-Private Partnerships

 

6 – 10 February 2023, Singapore

https://www.infocusinternational.com/ppp 

 

Overview

 

We need new infrastructure. Roads, airports, schools, hospitals and housing: the list is enormous and growing. Yet severely limited budgets, economic uncertainty caused by volatile commodity prices, and deficits continue to prevent government at all levels from delivering the kinds of structural change that has always been needed.

 

In response, some countries have developed relatively successful PPP programmes – similar in many ways yet with specific national characteristics. Challenges remain throughout each region and are intensifying in the current environment. Merely grasping the concepts of PPP does not do justice to our great responsibility of having an ownership in the country’s future. We already know what we need to do, now is the time to really discover HOW.

 

This master class aims to do just that. Beginning with an in-depth understanding of how PPPs work, from financial, commercial, project & legal aspects, we seek to push our participants to innovate with real life case studies, group discussions and technical evaluation.

 

Course Highlights

 

  • Understanding PPPs: definition, rationale & structuring requirements
  • Identifying & selecting appropriate projects for PPPs & managing PPP feasibility studies: methodologies & techniques
  • PPP financial models & techniques for ensuring PPP financial bankability & affordability
  • Managing & overseeing PPP procurements & transaction advisors: tendering documentation & reaching transaction closure
  • PPP stakeholder management & PPP contract management techniques: models for ESG impact analysis & mitigation, PPP economic regulation, contract management, and dispute resolution

 

Benefits of Attending

 

  • Use best practices from international case studies of successful PPP transactions and common practical pitfalls to avoid
  • Design and manage PPP legal, regulatory & institutional frameworks to attract investors and complete PPP transactions
  • Apply models for the efficient design and completion of PPP feasibility studies
  • Understand project financing requirements and evaluate PPP financial models for both affordability and bankability
  • Evaluate and apply different credit enhancement techniques to ensure PPP bankability, including blended financing, viability gap funding (VGF), partial guarantees, risk insurance products, output-based aid (OBA) and other financial instruments
  • Design PPP transaction implementation plans and manage & oversee PPP transaction advisors for reaching commercial closure and financial closure
  • Models for PPP tender documents, including PPP Project Information Memoranda (“InfoMemos”), Requests for Qualifications (RFQs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • International models for designing and drafting PPP contracts & agreements
  • Environmental & social impact mitigation techniques to structure sustainable private investments in public infrastructure
  • Plans for managing sustainable PPP contracts including ensuring technical performance, quality of service delivery, price review & adjustment regulatory models, legal contract management and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques

 

Course Methodology

 

This workshop features rigorous new interactive methodology that require attendees to demonstrate their understanding with each day’s practical techniques and learning outcomes. Regularly throughout each day, you will be required to complete either focused review questions for selecting among a range of PPP decisions, or group exercise assignments. You should be prepared to actively participate, and not merely to “watch & listen” presentations.

 

Case studies of PPP transactions will feature the real-world details of PPP feasibility studies, tender documents, impact assessments, and PPP agreements to provide first-hand understanding of the challenges of PPP transactions. Experiential exercises will place you into the practical roles of key management decision-makers who not only need to analyze and understand PPP investment proposals, but who have to make real-world decisions on transactions. As a result of actively engaging in this program’s interactive methodology, you will be able to make practical decisions on PPP strategies, projects, and transactions for your organizations following the workshop’s completion.

 

To register/enquire, please contact:

Esther Wong 

E: media[at]infocusinternational.com | T: +65 6325 0210 | W: www.infocusinternational.com/ppp

 

Mastering Solar Power

 

Live Online Course over 5 sessions

Dates: 6 – 10 February 2023 

https://www.infocusinternational.com/solar-online

 

Overview

 

Attendees will gain a good understanding of the key factors from an integrated, multidisciplinary and commercial viewpoint, including: target market analysis, economic competitiveness, channels-to-market, financing influences and risk, project development processes, best practices and emerging technologies.

 

The course schedule includes illustrations of key project development considerations, including energy yield, financial and other simple calculations, along with the chance to discuss key planning and market environment considerations.

 

In keeping with the business-focused theme of the course, these illustrative exercises are designed to provide time-efficient clarification of the key course takeaways, aimed at commercially-focused business developers and investors. They are therefore accessible to non-experts, not designed to replicate the complex or in-depth detailed planning undertaken – over much longer periods! – by engineers and technical teams.

 

Course Sessions

 

  • What makes a solar power plant?
  • Solar resource assessment and project design
  • Solar project development and delivery
  • Selling solar power
  • The economics and financing of solar power projects

 

Benefits of Attending

 

  • Speak the language of solar energy: terminology and concepts
  • Understand the key variables determining the economics of solar PV projects
  • Review current and emerging market opportunities for solar PV, including integrations such as energy storage
  • Navigate the typical project development requirements, processes and risks
  • Learn how financial returns and risks arise in PV projects
  • Be better able to converse with project partners, suppliers, investors, policymakers and other stakeholders
  • Know what to look for when evaluating PV project opportunities
  • Identify key investment and project performance risks
  • Analyse and critique current and emerging business models

 

To register/enquire, please contact:

Esther Wong 

E: media[at]infocusinternational.com | T: +65 6325 0210 |  W: www.infocusinternational.com/solar-online

 

Mastering Clean Ammonia

 

Live Online Course over 3 sessions

Dates: 7 – 9 February 2023 

www.infocusinternational.com/ammonia

 

Overview

 

Ammonia is a chemical commodity with long-established supply chains from production and distribution through to utilisation. However, its current production creates substantial carbon emissions, a fact at odds with public and policy desires for cleaner economies and industrial processes.

 

In addition to cleaning up the processes of the ammonia used in current chemical applications, producers have new reasons to be excited by the growth opportunities for clean ammonia. These opportunities lie in its possible role within the ‘energy transition’. In particular, there is much interest in the role of clean ammonia as either a carrier of hydrogen fuel, or as a fuel in its own right, in sectors such as shipping and power generation.

 

This time-efficient training course will provide attendees with a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to ammonia today and its prospects in a decarbonised world. Aimed at those in commercial, business-focused roles, including business development, strategy planning and investment, attendees will gain a clear description of the key technologies in language easily accessible to non-engineers. The market will be reviewed, illustrated by project examples, policy and strategy announcements from around the world. Clean ammonia’s competitive positioning will be examined and analysed from an independent, hype-free perspective, including the challenges and alternatives that it faces.

 

Course Sessions

 

  • Ammonia production pathways, current and emerging
  • The role of clean ammonia in the energy transition
  • Developing clean ammonia market demand and projects

 

Benefits of Attending

 

  • Understand current & emerging methods of ammonia production
  • Assess the market utilisation of ammonia today, including its linkages with other sectors (including carbon capture and utilisation)
  • Identify the proposed growth paths for clean ammonia, including its expansion from chemical commodity to energy carrier or fuel
  • Quantify the potential scale of the market opportunities, in energy and economic terms
  • Analyse the co-existence / competition options for hydrogen and ammonia in different applications: which factors will most determine the market outcomes?
  • Review project announcements from around the world, including realistic timeframes and dependencies
  • Understand the practical and investment barriers to clean ammonia markets, including issues of product safety, handling and risk
     

To register/enquire, please contact:

Esther Wong 

E: media[at]infocusinternational.com | T: +65 6325 0210 | W: www.infocusinternational.com/ammonia  

 

Corporate & Virtual Power Purchase Agreements

 

Live Online Course over 5 sessions

Dates: 14 – 22 February 2023 

www.infocusinternational.com/corporate-ppa

 

Overview

 

In the global marketplace of 2020’s both developed and developing economies energy markets are rapidly transforming with both the expansion of competition-based energy markets and power exchanges (PXs), as well as the tremendous growth in renewable energy (RE) generatio and the fiscal and financial incentives they entail, as well as the growth in markets Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and the monetization of green energy environmental attributes, carbon emissions off-sets, and carbon credits. Taken together, these rapidly growing long-term changes in global energy markets have created important opportunities for private corporations, industries, and other investors in the energy markets to significantly reduce their risks through creating, negotiating, and even trading new Corporate and Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (C&V PPAs) for renewable energy (RE).

 

While C&V PPAs are similar to “traditional” PPA models, they have important differences and advantages that investors and energy market participants must understand. Under traditional PPAs, large, often vertically-integrated and state-owned off-takers, or regulated investor-owned utilities (IOUs) contract with private power developers for the design, financing, construction, and operation of brand-new renewable power facilities, and commit to buy all newly-generated power (or “deemed energy”) for the entire term of the plant’s operational life – usually 20-25 years. However, C&V PPAs allow much greater flexibility for corporations, industries, and energy market investors to hedge against future power price volatility and to lock-in important benefits, such as long-term RECs, through “Virtual” PPAs. Virtual PPA contracts, as derivative instruments, even enable corporate investors to purchase important Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Environmental Attribute Certificates (EACs) without requiring the direct physical generation, delivery, or consumption of renewable power. Such C&V PPAs models are becoming increasingly attractive to key investors and consumers of the growing RE global market, such as in data centers, logistics management, as well as industrial manufacturing, as well as the growing market of RE power developers, green energy investors, and producers of renewable solar, wind, hydroelectric, biomass, and geothermal power.

 

This interactive 5-session workshop will provide clear explanations of the new models of Corporate & Virtual PPA contract structures, risk allocation, and tradeability to ensure contract bankability, of allowing RE investors, suppliers, and consumers to compete in green energy markets and power pools. The practical models for C&V PPA credit enhancements will be demonstrated through a series of real case examples of C&V PPA contracts, renewable project finance transactions, and competitive energy markets. Case Studies will include real examples from the USA, the EU, and selected emerging market economies.

 

 

Why Attend

 

  • Use best practices from international case studies of successful Corporate and Virtual PPAs for Renewable Energy and avoid practical common pitfalls
  • Review and manage the legal design of Corporate PPAs for long-term renewable power based upon your own company’s energy demands, risk profile and corporate goals
  • Models and strategies for valuing, monetizing, and trading Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Environment Attributes from Corporate and Virtual PPAs for green energy
  • Lead strategies for the analysis and the regulation of new competitive energy markets to attract corporate & virtual renewable power purchase contracts
  • Understand clear financial metrics for analyzing Corporate & Virtual PPA bankability for private investors, lenders, energy market makers, energy suppliers, and other key green energy market stakeholders
  • The latest environmental, social & governance (ESG) impact mitigation standards and techniques to ensure sustainability in Corporate & Virtual PPAs
  • Manage and oversee successful Corporate & Virtual PPA renewable power transactions

 

Live Online Course - How It Works

 

The structure of our virtual learning program is designed to keep the same levels of engagement and networking as our on-site public courses. Course content is delivered through our easy-to-use online learning platform and is supplemented by case studies and practical exercises.

 

Like our classroom-based public courses, you will have live interaction with our course facilitators and other participants. Our live online courses are led by our experienced instructors, who will provide you with easily digestible content, using knowledge learned from many years in the industry, during scheduled times. Delegates will receive copies of the course materials electronically.

 

To register/enquire, please contact:

Esther Wong 

E: media[at]infocusinternational.com | T: +65 6325 0210 | W: www.infocusinternational.com/corporate-ppa

 

Mastering Wind Power

 

Live Online Course over 5 Sessions

Dates: 20 – 24 February 2023 

www.infocusinternational.com/wind-online

 

Overview

 

Attendees will gain an excellent understanding of all the key factors facing wind power developers and investors, from resource assessment and energy production complexities, through technology trends, project development and planning challenges, to financial returns and risks.

 

The course will include the illustration of key concepts using online tools, wind resource datasets, energy yield, financial and other simple calculations, along with discussion of key planning and market environment considerations.

 

In keeping with the business-focused theme of the course, any illustrative materials are designed to provide time-efficient clarification of the key course takeaways, aimed at commercially-focused business developers and investors. They are therefore accessible to non-experts, not designed to replicate the complex or in-depth detailed planning undertaken - over much longer periods! - by experienced engineers and technical teams.

 

 

Course Sessions

 

  • From wind flow to electricity: wind turbines and wind farms
  • Understanding and measuring wind resources
  • Successful delivery of wind power projects
  • Taking wind power offshore
  • Making money from wind power projects

 

Benefits of Attending

 

  • Learn from global experiences in wind power project development
  • Understand unique properties of wind resource, and how these feed into financial risk analysis
  • Gain a business-focused, up-to-date perspective on current and emerging wind technology innovations and project delivery best practices
  • Analyse and discuss practical and project delivery risks facing wind power projects, including key stakeholder engagements
  • Get hands-on with a financial model to better understand financial risks and returns for wind power projects
  • Compare and contrast the unique extra costs and complexities of offshore wind projects with those onshore

 

 

Testimonials

 

“Excellence course. It is very helpful to me for understand how to develop and construct the wind farm project.”  - Mitr Phol Group

 

“This was one of my best spent weeks on training all year! A good and efficient way of getting an overview of the renewable energy sector. I found him very knowledgeable and enthusiastic in presenting the material, also enabling knowledge exchange between participants in the group. I really enjoyed his interesting lessons and the group work he provided for additional learning outcome. Thanks.” - Statkraft Development AS

 

“Excellent overview of renewables in the context of overall energy mix, and also details on specific renewable markets and technologies. Highly accomplished trainer with a broad knowledge and the right mix between slides and exercises.” - Crédit Agricole CIB

 

 

Live Online Course - How It Works

 

The structure of our virtual learning program is designed to keep the same levels of engagement and networking as our on-site public courses. Course content is delivered through our easy-to-use online learning platform and is supplemented by case studies and practical exercises.

 

Like our classroom-based public courses, you will have live interaction with our course facilitators and other participants. Our live online courses are led by our experienced instructors, who will provide you with easily digestible content, using knowledge learned from many years in the industry, during scheduled times. Delegates will receive copies of the course materials electronically.

 

This course is scheduled to take place over 5 live online sessions using virtual learning technology.

 

To register/enquire, please contact:

Esther Wong 

E: media[at]infocusinternational.com | T: +65 6325 0210 | W: www.infocusinternational.com/wind-online  

 

Mastering Clean Hydrogen

 

Live Online Course over 5 Sessions

Dates: 27 Feb – 3 Mar 2023

https://www.infocusinternational.com/hydrogen

 

Overview

 

The ‘hydrogen economy’ was first described 50 years ago, but failed to develop. Now hydrogen is making a comeback, with unprecedented momentum from both policymakers and industry amid a background of energy decarbonisation. Nevertheless, given its failure in the past, current investors and business developers in the sector are strongly advised to ensure they understand the complexities and competitive environments of the hydrogen landscape. This new course combines an excellent overview of the different elements of the clean hydrogen sector with a series of critical thinking and analysis exercises which provide clear guidance on market assessment requirements, including key opportunity and risk influences.

 

This comprehensive course is designed for those seeking a wide-ranging, hype-free and independent perspective on the markets and supply chain activities which will (and won’t) drive demand for clean hydrogen. You will have a clearly explained, business-focused perspective on the competitive context of hydrogen across its various use cases. You will be able to separate what is actually happening in the market from the headlines and hype, and to identify the drivers and credible near-term opportunities for your business. You will evaluate barriers to hydrogen within certain market segments and its competitive advantages in others, illustrated by examples from a global perspective.

 

 

Course Sessions

 

  • Hydrogen market segmentation and assessment
  • Examining key hydrogen applications and markets
  • Producing hydrogen from renewable power
  • Storing and moving hydrogen
  • Developing and growing hydrogen value propositions

 

Benefits of Attending

 

  • Gain a clear understanding of hydrogen industry technologies, terminologies & metrics
  • Review the value chain from hydrogen production to end-use market demand
  • Focus on the production of clean hydrogen from renewable power (‘green’ hydrogen)
  • Understand the competitive playing field and the economic variables that will impact it
  • Discuss the key practical delivery challenges facing clean hydrogen projects
  • Learn key lessons from project examples and proposals from around the world

 

Testimonials

 

“The course was informative, extensive in coverage and insightful. The five sessions were able to build up a tempo very well, and I am happy that I attended the course and also endorsed it for participation by some of my other colleagues.” - PTC India

 

“From zero to great knowledge and full of information regarding hydrogen production. The sessions cover everything including policies around the globe, market segmentation, technical and commercial analysis of hydrogen plant.” - Tenaga Nasional Berhad

 

 

Live Online Course - How It Works

 

The structure of our virtual learning program is designed to keep the same levels of engagement and networking as our on-site public courses. Course content is delivered through our easy-to-use online learning platform and is supplemented by case studies and practical exercises.

 

Like our classroom-based public courses, you will have live interaction with our course facilitators and other participants. Our live online courses are led by our experienced instructors, who will provide you with easily digestible content, using knowledge learned from many years in the industry, during scheduled times. Delegates will receive copies of the course materials electronically.

 

To register/enquire, please contact:

Esther Wong 

E: media[at]infocusinternational.com | T: +65 6325 0210 | W: www.infocusinternational.com/hydrogen