Power Africa and the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in partnership with the Africa Legal Support Facility (ALSF) have teamed up again to release the Understanding Power Transmission Financing. This is the latest handbook in our acclaimed Understanding series. The handbook outlines options for accessing finance and creating opportunities for private participation in the development of transmission infrastructure to meet energy access and carbon reduction goals in Africa. The handbook can be downloaded from CLDP’s website.
CLDP, in partnership with the ALSF, brought together a group of world-class experts to update and refresh the "Understanding Power Purchase Agreements" handbook five years after its original publication. The updated handbook, funded by Power Africa, includes additional insight and case studies on the negotiation of power purchase agreements for both small and large-scale projects, along with new guidance on emerging issues in the African power markets such as commercial and industrial power purchase agreements and cross-border agreements. The handbook can be downloaded from CLDP’s website.
Understanding Power Purchase Agreements is the first book in a series developed in coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and the African Development Bank's African Legal Support Facility (ALSF). The book is designed to help Power Africa partners master the expansive, and often confusing, universe of financing options for power project development. Download (A French version of the handbook is also available.)
Understanding Power Project Financing is the second book in a series developed in coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and the African Development Bank's African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) again brought together a group of world-class experts to draft the second handbook in Power Africa's "Understanding" series, Understanding Power Project Financing . This new handbook is intended to provide decision-makers with an overview of the structuring of private investments and financing for power projects and insight into the important supporting role that governments play. The project financing handbook was drafted using the same Book Sprint method as the first Power Africa handbook, which allowed our diverse group of contributors from African governments, development banks, private banks and leading international law firms, all whom contributed their time on a pro-bono basis, to complete the handbook in only five days. Version 1.1 of the handbook is available here in both PDF and EPUB format. The French version of the handbook is available here in PDF. The handbook is published under the Creative Commons License.
Understanding Natural Gas and LNG Options was developed in coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and the African Development Bank's African Legal Support Facility (ALSF). This handbook is intended to inform decision-making to develop natural gas. It does not promote any specific business model, but rather promotes better understanding of the stakeholders' shared aims in developing natural gas and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects. Download.
In September 2017, CLDP (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility) brought together a group of world-class experts to draft the third handbook in Power Africa's "Understanding" series. The newest Power Africa handbook, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is intended to serve as a practical resource for decision-makers on the policy and strategy behind the procurement of power projects. Download.
The Power Africa Transmission Roadmap was developed to help unlock electricity trade in the region. While Power Africa’s efforts are focused on both national and regional transmission, the primary purpose of this Transmission Roadmap is to highlight cross-boundary trade opportunities that can be exploited for broader regional electricity access and economic benefit. The Transmission Roadmap therefore has two main objectives. First, it aims to enhance cooperation between major stakeholders by identifying transmission projects that are critical to cross-border electricity trade and highlighting bottlenecks/risks of delay (this focus would also include domestic projects with the potential to support regional trade, e.g., by connecting new generation capacity to cross-border lines). Second, it aims to support priority projects by highlighting the contributions development partners can make to their completion, to complement government-led initiatives. This Transmission Roadmap proposes an action plan to facilitate ongoing dialogue and action in the development partner community focused on the priority projects. This dialogue will build on existing efforts at the sub-region level (e.g., East, West, and Southern Africa) and help provide an integrated perspective on the cross-border transmission agenda across sub-Saharan Africa. This integrated perspective will enable public and private stakeholders to identify potential gaps in the support provided to priority projects and facilitate cross-regional dialogue to address these gaps.
Significant investment is underway to develop the infrastructure for generation, transmission and distribution of power across West Africa. However, several countries are set to have a surplus of generation capacity, whilst others are likely to continue to suffer from power deficits. In this context, the potential gains from cross-border power trade, both in terms of increased availability and cost-effective value-chains for power production and consumption, are enormous. TBI and Power Africa have partnered to analyse this potential and to engage with leaders and development partners in the region to help make such power trade happen. On the basis of the analysis and engagements already undertaken, the West Africa Power Trade Outlook presents a regional perspective to existing and planned power capacity, identifies key enablers to make trade happen, and makes recommendations for continued development partner support