CLDP to Conduct Renewable and Thermal Power Purchase Agreements Workshop in Sri Lanka

March 22, 2017 - March 24, 2017
Renewable and Thermal PPAs - Group photo Sri Lanka

CLDP lead a 3-day workshop on Renewable and Thermal Power Purchase Agreements on March 22-24 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  It was the second energy workshop that CLDP conducted in Sri Lanka and was part of a larger regional program on integration of the power sector.  The workshop focused on developing transparency of the tendering process, standardization of power purchase agreements, and mitigating risks in power projects.

Over 35 Sri Lankan government officials from various ministries attended the 3-day workshop, including Ministry of Power & Renewable, Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development, Ceylon Electricity Board, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, Ministry of Finance, and Ceylon Petroleum Corporation. CLDP and its experts from an international law firm and a South African Independent Power Purchase Office provided a discussion platform to build a consensus as to how best implement Sri Lanka’s new power procurement guidelines and integrate new forms of energy production into Sri Lanka’s existing power market. Sri Lanka’s Public Utilities Company recently completed guidelines for the competitive tendering of power projects as part of the unbundling of Sri Lanka’s electricity and energy sector.

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop