Financial Modelling, PPA Structuring and Negotiations - AFRICA 2020

01.10.2020 Carole

Part 1 ONLINEWeek 48 | Date:  23 – 25 November, 2020 | Application deadline: October 24, 2020 
Registration fee: $500 USD | Fees includes course materials - Part 1-ONLINE

A well formulated financial model is a clear reflection of key business assumptions that can be applied to test scenarios and predict potential financial outcomes. These outcomes are then used to perform investment appraisals & financial analysis and make informed business decisions.

Applying Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) methodology with outputs like Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Net Present Value (NPV) and other ratios and parameters provides basis for decision-making with respect to investment, structuring of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), and ranking of individual projects or project alternatives.

Financial modelling is a proven essential for project finance transactions as it plays an important role in project evaluation.


Participants will be provided with the skills to efficiently develop, modify, and analyse financial models for projects in the power generation sector.

The course presents an opportunity to also learn about PPA essentials including risks, how to structure PPAs, negotiating win-win solutions that will make projects bankable and facilitate obtaining financing.

The course will cover essential topics including funding mechanics, operational analysis, and investment metrics. It will give a robust platform for analysis of the planning process of a project, with emphasis on the financial considerations as well as legal and institutional framework.
Participants will learn the financial modelling techniques needed to build a best practice financial model suitable for PPA structuring, investment analysis and operational scenario evaluation.
Risk assessment and the main terms and strategy for negotiation of PPAs will be discussed.
The course is designed for energy investors, Executives, Economists, Financial Analysts, Legal Advisors and those who are who involved in the sector financial forecasting models and PPAs.
Prior Knowledge of Excel is mandatory!

The course assumes participants work regularly with Excel and have a basic competency in accounting (i.e. basic knowledge of interaction of P&L, CFS and BS).

 Prior Knowledge of Excel is mandatory!
• A minimum of about 5 years of working experience is required.
• Applicants should hold an applicable degree or possess relevant background knowledge.
• Proficiency in English is compulsory for all the courses Notice of admission will be given shortly after the application closing date.
ICH reserves the right to accept or reject any applicant based on their qualifications and experience.

This online course is Part 1 of 2. 
To successfully complete the training, it is recommended that participants attending Part-1 should also enrol and attend ***Part 2 of the course is planned to be hosted in South Africa in 2021. 
***Part 2 will comprise a physical training workshop session, and continuation of the online course building actual financial models that are related to participants energy projects. 
Part I – 23 – 25 November 2020
This part of the course will be conducted online using lectures and interactive webinars.
***Part II – 2021 (South Africa) - enrolment and attendance required


Carole Rosenlund, Head of Africa

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