2024 Project Development For Power And Renewable Energy


This seminar explores the key steps to creating bankable power projects, with a focus on renewable energy. In addition to the fundamentals related to Renewable Energy Projects, key aspects in respect to Project Preparation, Project Finance, Risk Analysis, Sustainability and Power Sector Fundamentals will be investigated. This seminar will be held concurrently and share some sessions with the “Project Preparation, Analysis, Feasibility, and Financing” seminar.


The seminars are currently offered both in-person and online simultaneously, at the choice of the participant. This choice must be indicated at the time of registration. A small number of courses are scheduled to be delivered exclusively in person or online, and are indicated as such in the 2024 schedule. In-Person Only seminars usually start at 9:30 am Washington D.C. time. Daily sessions usually end at 4:00 pm. Breaks (including the lunch break) are allocated as appropriate. Online Only seminars will be delivered through five (for 1-week course) or ten (for 2-weeks course) live online sessions via videoconferencing platform. Each session will last approximately 3.5 hours and will be scheduled to start within a time window of 7:00 am – 8:30 am Washington D.C. time. Hybrid In-Person/Online seminars will start at a time most convenient to both in-person and online participants, and will generally follow the In-Person seminar format. We expect the classes to be highly interactive and can include presentations, case studies and exercises.

Course Outline

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

  • Meaning & requirements

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 a 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.