Renewable Energy Technology (RET) Project Development and Finance Training

Program Date

15 Jul 19 Jul 2024

Program Location

Riga, Latvia

Program Venue

Bellevue Park Hotel

Registration & Payment Deadline

31 May 2024

Program Introduction

Global investments in clean energy transition have expanded, reaching a record high of US$ 1.3 trillion in 2022. Despite such an uptake, these investments are insufficient to put the world on track toward meeting climate goals. According to IRENA, annual investments must quadruple to bridge the gap. One of the main barriers to the widespread use of clean energy is high upfront costs. As public and concessional sources are scarce, renewable energy project finance calls for the active engagement of the private sector.

RET projects require a sophisticated understanding of financial modeling, risk mitigation, and credit enhancement mechanisms. Renewable Energy Technology (RET) Project Development and Finance Training in Riga provides a strategic framework for understanding different business models, financing instruments, and deal structures specific to renewable energy projects. It also covers critical contractual provisions and documents throughout the project development process.

Target Audience

This program is suitable for the following:

  • RET project developers
  • RET project investors and green fund managers
  • Employees of commercial lending institutions
  • Development finance professionals and bankers engaged in green energy financing
  • Consultants and PPP project advisors
  • Lawyers working on RET projects
  • RET project contractors and suppliers
  • Employees of energy regulatory bodies and relevant ministries
  • Green energy policymakers and market regulators

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training course, its delegates shall be able to:

  • See a bigger picture of climate change and understand the need for renewable energy project finance.
  • Identify and review critical financial model design requirements for RET projects.
  • Build and systematically structure an entire financial model for RET project.
  • Assess the financial viability of renewable energy projects.
  • Utilize different business models for RET finance and their core risks.
  • Learn how to deal with specific risks of capital-intense business models and comprehend applicable policy and regulatory environment.
  • Build up and use financial statements, cash flows, and profit & loss statements following international accounting standards.
  • Incentivize bankable private investments in renewable energy projects.

Program Contents

First Day

  • Understanding the climate change and global energy transition
  • The dynamic interplay between climate politics, business, and finance
  • Climate finance, climate risk assessment, and mainstream business
  • Critical stakeholders in renewable energy finance
  • Understanding types of renewable energy technologies
  • RET project development process; Evaluating the suitability of RET options
  • Key contractual provisions and documents in RET project development

Second Day

  • Fundamentals of financial analysis for renewable projects; Key financial metrics
  • Private sector investors and commercial lenders; Comparative analysis of financing perspectives
  • Business models and key indicators (revenue models, pricing, financial model drivers, other sources of income)
  • Capital Structure; Debt and Equity Instruments
  • Modeling debt, Debt sculpting, and optimization

Third Day

  • PPPs for RET projects
  • Assessing the financial viability of RET project investments
  • Barriers to renewable energy project finance
  • Support mechanisms available to overcome RET finance barriers
  • The Role of Donors in renewable energy finance promotion
  • Regulation and support frameworks at national and international levels

Fourth Day

  • RET project scale, revenue models, value proposition, and ownership structure
  • Fundamentals of functioning electricity markets
  • Understanding renewable energy-based electricity generation technologies
  • Risks to RET project viability
  • RET investors and intermediaries; Decision-making criteria and process
  • Financing for energy efficiency

Fifth Day – Practical Application and Exposure Visit

The last day of the program will focus on the practical utilization of knowledge and skills acquired during the previous days. The first part of the session will serve as the hands-on practice of building an Excel-based financial model for a renewable energy project and analyzing its output (including sensitivity analysis, scenario analysis, and Monte Carlo Analysis).

The second part of the day will center on the exposure visit to one of the RET project sites and meeting with implementing partners to discuss real-life project development and financing challenges.

Program Methodology

This Renewable Energy Technology (RET) Project Development and Finance Training focuses on practical skills development, knowledge enhancement, and exchange regarding renewable energy project finance and development. The structure of the presentation, exercises, simulations, case studies, discussion questions, and modeling assignments derive from the target audience’s needs.

Proven adult-learning methodology and principles guide the entire process intending to maximize the effectiveness of the delivery and create a long-lasting impact. Practical exposure targets exchanging knowledge and best practices between delegates and RCI partner organizations.

Host Country Profile

Latvia has substantial hydroelectric capacity. Therefore, the country has a green energy supply on a high agenda. About 40% of the nation’s electricity comes from clean energy sources. Latvia aims to raise this bar to 50% by 2030, following the EU’s National Energy and Climate Action Plan.

As much of the country’s heat and electricity still owes to imported natural gas, the Latvian government works with the private sector to supplement hydropower with biomass and wind power plant projects.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report