Renewable Energy Project Agreements

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By attending Euromoney Legal Training’s newly designed Renewable Energy Project Agreements course, you will understand the important legal issues and other critical aspects involved when structuring and documenting a typical RE Project.

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By attending Euromoney Legal Training’s newly designed Renewable Energy Project Agreements course, you will understand the important legal issues and other critical aspects involved when structuring and documenting a typical RE Project.

Through interactive exercises and real examples, you will:

  • Identify the main types of project risk
  • Understand how they can be contractually allocated to the various parties associated with project financing
  • Gain an understanding of how the different types of contract interrelate
  • Receive insights on how best to negotiate with your counterparties
  • Discover the hidden deal-breakers that project lenders and developers look out for, which can often result in unsucessful projects which fail to obtain finance

With project finance increasingly seen as an attractive method of financing by the RE project sponsors, this is a must attend course for anyone involved with complex project agreements in the renewable energy sector.

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Day 1

Introduction to project finance and renewable energy

  • The essential components of project finance
  • The renewable energy sector: technologies, facts and figures 

 The various parties and their roles in a renewable energy project financing

  • Developers, equity investors, independent engineers, EPC contractors, commercial lenders, off-take purchasers/marketers, government
  • Where do they enter the deal flow?
  • What risks do they typically take on?

Identification of the main types of project risk and their occurrence in renewable energy

  • Market access risk, technical risk, construction risk, completion risk, performance risk, operations risk, feedstock price risk, feedstock availability risk, regulatory risk/change in law
  • How to successfully allocate the risks to the parties associated with the project

Specific risks and mitigation within the renewable energy sector

  • Availability of renewable sources
  • Government support regimes: feed-in tariff versus certificate system
  • Market price risk and risk tranching

Day 2

Role of credit ratings in project financed transactions

Key structures and negotiation techniques of project finance

  • How best to structure the key project contracts to allocate risks and define cash flows
  • Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract
  • Equipment supply agreements
  • PPA/offtake, 
  • Loan agreements
  • Purchase/sale of a project

Typical documents to support your project finance architecture

  • Power purchase agreement, energy performance contract, gas off-take agreement, construction contract, warranties, O&M agreement, interconnection agreement, leases and easement, loan agreement, guarantees and other financing documents, regulatory and environmental documentation and approvals, incentive agreements

Financing – minimum requirements of senior lenders cash flow analysis, cash flow models, standard terms, term sheet

Impact of regulation upon the contract documents

Recent trends and major issues in the negotiation of:

  • Turbine supply agreements
  • Turbine warranty agreements
  • Balance of plant agreements 
  • Power sales arrangements (including power swaps).

  • John Deacon is an English solicitor working in the London office of Hogan Lovells. John’s practice focuses on energy projects, carbon finance and trading, and infrastructure law, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy. 

    John has many years of experience in the renewable energy sector. His experience began with UK wind projects and has moved into a broad spectrum of global renewable energy projects, with a recent focus on waste-to-energy, biomass and green waste concessions.

    John acts for developers, banks, equity providers, employers and contractors in this field. He has advised on projects around the world, including in Africa, the Middle East and Asia. John is recognised by Chambers Directory as a "leading individual" in both Renewable Energy and Climate Change.

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