Independent Power Producers (IPPs) have become an important source of investment in the power sector in a number of African countries, but PPAs need to be crafted to balance the interest of the various parties so as not to be a source of risk to the stakeholders. Given that PPAs are the foundation of power projects’ bankability, there are a number of issues that need to be taken into consideration.

The 5th Independent Power Producers and Power Purchase Agreements Conference (IPP & PPA Conference) will once again take place alongside the annual Africa Energy Indaba conference in Johannesburg on Thursday 22 February 2018 as an official side event.

The conference will be facilitated by a team of energy experts with extensive experience in advising IPPs in Africa, including legal experts specialising in assisting investors and energy stakeholders with their Power Purchase Agreements and other key contracts as they set up energy projects across the continent, ensuring that projects are bankable and the legal agreements sound.

They will be examining the requirements for successful IPPs and bankable PPAs, discussing current examples and giving insights into how to negotiate PPAs successfully.

Topics to be discussed:

  • What are the latest developments for IPPs in Africa?
  • Navigating Africa and understanding the continent’s needs relating to IPPs and PPAs.
  • Understanding power purchase agreements and ensuring you have the ‘perfect’ PPA.
  • Factors that support IPPs in Africa and their success and the role of the PPA. Other key provisions to consider in the PPA, with a particular focus relating to default and termination.
  • New markets for IPPs in Africa, i.e. structuring PPAs with end users.
  • The role of Public-Private Partnerships in Africa’s Energy Sector: Challenges, best practices, and emerging trends.
  • Project presentation of Renewable Energy Projects: A focused discussion with Renewable Energy Project Developers presenting the latest projects / Independent Power Projects and Power Sector Reform in Nigeria.

Who should attend?

The IPP and PPA conference is relevant to anyone involved or interested in IPPs, regardless of technology and country.


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