Finance, Contracts and Risk Mitigation for Private Power Investment in Africa (Power Sector Financing) is a specialised short course at the UCT GSB teaching the theory and practice of power sector financing. This one-week course is offered by Managing Infrastructure Investment Reform and Regulation in Africa (MIRA), a centre of excellence at the UCT GSB aimed at building capacity in infrastructure investment, reform and regulation – in support of sustainable development.
9 - 13 March 2020
9 February 2020
Sub-Saharan Africa is plagued by a severe shortage of power, with far-reaching consequences for social and economic development. Governments are unable to mobilise sufficient capital and as a result, private independent power projects (IPPs) are now one of the fastest growing new sources of investment in the sector.
However, the sector faces a skills shortage. There is a lack of capacity and experience in the key areas of project finance, associated contracts such as Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), and risk mitigation measures - including credit enhancement, security measures, and political insurance.
The specialised Power Sector Financing course aims to plug this skills gap and unlock growth and investment in the sector.
You will benefit highly from this course if you are a:
Delegates on the Power Sector Financing course will gain:
The Power Sector Financing course will cover:
15% for 3-6 applicants (discount applied from third applicant)
10% for 7+ applicants (discount applied to all applicants)
25% for non-profit organisations
15% for alumni of UCT GSB academic and Executive Education courses
Wikus Kruger is a junior Research Fellow and PhD candidate in the Management Programme in Infrastructure Regulation and Reform (MIR), based at the Graduate School of Business (GSB) of the University of Cape Town. His research focuses on independent power producer (IPP) and emerging power investments in Africa, especially focused on renewable energy and energy access. Wikus previously worked as a Research Officer in the Energy, Poverty and Development thematic group, at the Energy Research Centre, based at the University of Cape Town. He was also a senior consultant with Restio Energy for seven years, working mainly on sustainable energy in Southern and Eastern Africa. He furthermore worked with the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) in Brussels during 2012. He has experience in market and business development of clean energy technologies, technical assistance to national governments, national energy sector policy analysis and development, energy sector reform, and technology cooperation and demonstration.VIEW FACULTY