Johannesburg, 1-2 Jul 2019

2 day Masterclass

Independent Power Projects



This intensive, hands-on course will provide a comprehensive analysis of issues associated with independent electric power projects ranging from economic analysis of PPA contracts to financial modelling of projects.

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expand your knowledge

Learn about risk allocation and PPA contracts

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gain strategic advantage

Understand how measurement of PPA provisions and electricity economics work

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develop new skills

Learn project finance modelling of debt structure of IPP with and without PPA contract

learn to analyse INDEPENDENT power projects effectively.

This is an intensive and concentrated 2 day course to introduce all key aspect of a successful financing of an IPP. The basic structure of the course will be delivered in presentation style to introduce the various concepts in a straight forward way. Each module will be enriched by using additional materials in form of financial models, sample contracts, online tools and video clips to analyse real world case studies. Ample time will be dedicated to hands-on financial analysis and structuring of power projects to allow you to understand how to drive the sensitivities of key output ratios by varying input parameters.
In working through analysis of projects, a mixture of case studies, lectures and analytical exercises will be used to evaluate electricity price forecasts, debt structuring, technology choice, cost of capital, and architecture of financial models.


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In just 2 days you will:

  • Understand project finance terms and IPP transaction structure
  • Analyse electricity market structures and de-regulation trends and how this affects market opportunities for private sector companies
  • Understand price setting mechanisms and tender programs and how they impact financials in a power project
  • Identify and filter market opportunities and participate in power tenders or bilateral PPA negotiations

Meet your instructor

Christian Erich Grutte teaching Independent Power Projects for Terrapinn Training

Christian Erich Grutte is an independent advisor with some 20 years’ experience in the power & renewable sector focusing on power project financing and PPAs in emerging markets.

He worked with leading IPP investors, finance institutions and governments across Africa, such as AfDB, AFC, IFC, FMO, OFID, Norfund, Scatec, Engie, Enel, EDF, ESKOM, Actis, Globeleq, Aldwych, EGENCO, Oanda, Mainstream, ABSA, Central Bank of Nigeria, Total, AES, Sumitomo Mitsui, CNOOC, KPLC, Rand Merchant Bank.

He is a part-time lecturer at IESE Business School and Frankfurt School of Finance.

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Oil and Gas companies
  • On and Offshore Contractors
  • Utility companies
  • Renewable Energy Companies
  • Power Market Consultants
  • Energy Law Firms
  • Resources and Infrastructure companies
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Electric Utility Companies
  • Banks & investors

Who will attend:

  • Relationship Managers
  • Credit Officers and Analysts
  • Energy Portfolio Managers
  • Developers
  • Accountants
  • Engineers

Course Agenda

  • Big Picture
  • Speed Networking
  • Market Structures
  • Electricity Pricing
  • Power Economics
  • Project Risk Assessment
  • Debt Finance
  • Loan Term Sheet Elements
  • Financial Analysis & Structuring
  • Successful Project Set-Up
  • Conclusion

For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

The earlier you book, the more you save…

Additionally, VAT may be applicable depending on course location.
Before 24 May 2019Before 14 Jun 2019After 14 Jun 2019
USD $1,950
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USD $2,050
Save USD $100
USD $2,145
  • “The depth and knowledge of my trainer was extremely impressive. In 3 days I have had, without a doubt, a masterclass on the industry. Truly world class.”

    - Gordon Dowall Potter, Past Delegate

  • “Well worth 3 days of study!”

    - Syed Hamza, Past Delegate

  • “The training was excellent! I give it a 10 and will get my trainer's support for my next challenges.”

    - Head of Partnerships & Customer Loyalty at Avis Budget, Past Delegate

  • “Extremely constructive course with a very good dynamic and passionate trainer.”

    - Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Past Delegate

  • “Impressive and cooperative trainer who wanted to make sure the delegates understood.”

    - Budgeting, Planning & Reporting Manager, Past Delegate


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