REPP extends its call for renewable energy projects

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The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP), a platform funded by the UK government’s International Climate Finance, has announced that it has extended its call for proposals for financing renewable energy projects dedicated to the grid by one week.

Geoff Sinclair, Managing Director of Camco Clean Energy, the investment manager of REPP made the announcement and said that REPP had planned to close its call for clean energy projects on October 19th, 2020 but has extended the date to to reach developers who are unaware of the current call.

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Renewable Energy Performance Platform

The aim of the UK government’s Renewable Energy Performance Platform is to enable as many Independent Power Producers (IPPs) as possible to apply for funding to develop their renewable energy projects.

The renewable energy financing platform wants to finance projects that should produce between 1 and 25 MW, although larger developments are preferred. The call for projects concerns the countries of Africa south of the Sahara with the exception of Botswana, Gabon, Namibia and South Africa. The projects financed by REPP cover all renewable energy sources available in Africa including wind, solar, hydro, biomass, biogas, geothermal, and waste-to-energy.

“By targeting utility scale projects, REPP aims to support African countries in accelerating decarbonisation and the rapid expansion of the renewable energy sector. This call is particularly aimed at projects that are at an advanced stage and close to financial closure, but which need its support to move forward,” said Geoff Sinclair.

Successful projects will receive support from REPP through equity or senior debt financing, assistance in structuring projects and obtaining funding from REPP partners. IPPs will also benefit from technical assistance through business planning, training through workshops and seminars, as well as facilitating learning and exchanges between clean energy project developers.