West Africa: PPA Handbook Launch and Workshop

January 20, 2015 - January 21, 2015
Launch of the Power Purchase Agreements Handbook in Abuja
Launch of the Power Purchase Agreements Handbook in Abuja

Following the March 2014 workshop that brought together leading power project and energy experts from firms in Africa, Europe and the US, as well as the African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), to review and annotate the most heavily negotiated and disputed provisions within power project contracts, the identified core set of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) provisions were annotated with a list of choices and consequences for risk allocation and bankability of the PPA.

On January 20-21, 2015, in Abuja, Nigeria, CLDP held the first in a series of programs to launch the handbook - Understanding Power Purchase Agreements. The handbook which was drafted in early November 2014 (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility); is intended to provide an overview of PPAs and the obligations, risks and remedies that are found within them. The handbook, which will prove a beneficial tool for the negotiation of PPAs, as well as building capacity within African governments to understand PPAs, was drafted by a group of international experts including contributors from governments, development banks, private banks and leading international law firms.

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