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Understanding Power Purchase Agreements: Second Edition

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

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

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

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.

Understanding Power Project Procurement

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.

West Africa Power Trade Outlook

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

Last updated: November 09, 2020

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