8 August 2020 | The Project Development Programme (PDP) of the German Energy Solutions Initiative conducted studies on the regulatory aspects of “C&I projects” in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Vietnam and Cambodia. The studies elaborate the general regulatory framework for “energy-as-a-service contracts” as well as regulatory requirements for foreign solar companies entering into such contracts with local commercial/industrial off-takers. The studies are complemented by a set of contract templates.
Launch of regulatory framework studies including contract templates
In order to reduce rising energy cost, to increase reliability of power supply or to simply “green” their production, commercial and industrial players from various sectors in sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia are increasingly opting for their own power supply through renewable energy solutions. To avoid the need for large up-front investments, they are looking for suppliers who can offer to install the systems on their behalf and provide electricity through long-term power purchase agreements or leasing solutions.
In order to summarize the regulatory cornerstones as well as foreign investor considerations for such models, the PDP commissioned a total of six new studies and the development of contract templates for Operation & Maintenance (O&M), Power Purchase (PPA)/Leasing and Shareholder Loan agreements.
For Ghana and Senegal updates of the studies from 2018 were prepared. Newly added are findings for Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Vietnam and Cambodia.