Nov 19 2014
 11:00 a.m.

How to Cross the Finish Line: Building A Bankable Finance Package For Renewable Energy Deals

The RELACCX Investor Financing Workshop is the only event where project investors and developers get individualized, hands-on advice from leading renewable energy experts in lending and private equity investing.

The workshop will provide project sponsors with the rare opportunity to have an in-depth, up close discussion with debt and equity financiers on structuring a renewable energy transaction and preparing a project proposal that will be attractive to lenders and equity investors. Attendees will also learn about opportunities to improve project profiles and increase interest from private sector finance through the mitigation of project and political risk.


I. Pre-forum Webinar: Applying for Financing 101 | March 2014

The purpose of this webinar is to prepare investors for the Investor Financing Practicum, by outlining basic requirements that are of interest to financing sources. Participants will also receive instructions on what materials to bring to the Investor Financing Workshop and RELACCX at large in order to better meet their goals.

Attendees will begin preparation for the Investor Financing Worshop by learning about:
    • The role of OPIC in supporting renewable energy projects in Latin America;
    • The basics of long term project finance;
    • The basics of political risk insurance;
    • Identifying key information required by most financiers considering a project; and
    • Stages of project development and the right timing for requesting funding.

II. Investor Financing Practicum - How to Cross the Finish Line: Building a Bankable Finance Package for Renewable Energy Deals | April 23, 2014

    1. Pre-Scheduled Investor One-On-One Meetings (11:00am-4:00 pm) 
      Individual meetings to discuss specific deals with investors and developers to review and enhance project plans
      Duration: 30 minutes each
      Advisors: Representatives from OPIC, and leading advisors (the number of advisors will depend on the number of applicants).
    2. Panel Discussion on Critical Topics (4:00-5:30 pm)
      Session 1: What investors want – A coordinated presentation and discussion from the perspective of both equity and debt about the key project attributes that attract or deter debt and equity providers from supporting a project. Investors and lenders will agree on many traits of what makes for a bankable PPA; however, there are important differences between the two. Their presentation will be a prepared, collaborative effort, allowing for a relaxed discussion and an informative Q&A with the audience.
      Session 2: Traps and Pitfalls - A look at the common risks facing renewable energy projects and a review of the strategies and tools available for derisking.

This workshop is available only to registered participants of RELACCX 2014 and is brought to you courtesy of OPIC. Registered Attendees can sign up to participate in this workshop during the registration process for RELACCX.