DATES: APR 2-13, 2018    
TUITION: $3950   





This seminar explores the key steps to creating bankable power projects, with a focus on renewable energy. This seminar will be held concurrently and share some sessions with the “Project Preparation, Analysis, Feasibility, and Financing” seminar.  Read more...

Course Outline


Introduction to the Power/Renewable Energy Market and Technologies; Current Trends and Developments.


Project Lifecycle

  • Project assessment, identification and preparation
  • Project development context

Assessing Project Viability

  • Technical, economic and financial analysis
  • Fiscal impact
  • Cost recovery
  • Operations and maintenance

Source of Funding

  • External Assistance and multilateral development agencies
  • Project finance

Financing and Approval

  • Public or private ownership
  • Role of PPP laws and regulations


Risk Analysis

  • Country
  • Financial
  • Policy and regulatory
  • Technical and project specific



  • Institutional aspects
  • Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) considerations


Power Sector Fundamentals

  • Power purchase agreements
  • Tariffs
  • Procurement issues; Auctions
  • Interconnection and permitting
  • Power financing


Specific Issues for Renewable Energy Project


Course Advisors

Don De Amicis - is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches international business transactions, and a Senior Advisor at the International Law Institute.  He was previously Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the U.S. government’s development finance institution, which supports private investment through project finance and political risk insurance. Don was a partner at the international law firm Ropes & Gray, where he focused on finance, corporate law, and restructuring. He is a member of the Sanctions Committee of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Enforcement Committee of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and also serves as an independent arbitrator.