november, 2019

13nov14:0015:00Free Webinar: 'Open Solar Contracts - Simplifying Solar Project Development in Africa and Beyond'OnlineType:Our Events


(Wednesday) 14:00 - 15:00



Event Details

The Open Solar Contracts will be presented in this webinar organised by SolarPower Europe and co-hosted by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Terrawatt Initiative. The Open Solar Contracts are a comprehensive set of contractual documentation to reduce development time and transaction costs that weigh heavily on the competitiveness of solar energy. They are a robust portfolio of open-source, freely available standardised template agreements and guidelines covering the entire solar project development chain including template agreements for supply, financing, power purchase, implementation, fit & commissioning and O&M. To carry this project, IRENA and the Terrawatt Initiative collaborated with more than 30 leading development banks, law firms and industry associations.


Moderator: Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General, The Terrawatt Initiative

14:00-14:05: Welcome
• Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General, The Terrawatt Initiative
14:05-14:10: Setting the Scene – The rationale behind the Open Solar Contracts, a key tool to reduce transaction costs for solar projects
• Serkan Ata, Programme Officer, Renewable Energy Project Development and Finance, IRENA

14:10-14:20: How do the Open Solar Contracts work? A legal overview of the suite of contracts
• Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba, Secretary General, The Terrawatt Initiative

14:20-14:50: Discussion with key stakeholders
• Stefano Mantellassi, Chair of the Emerging Markets Task Force, SolarPower Europe, and Vice-President Energy Solutions, Eni SpA
• Elizabeth Reid, Partner, Bird & Bird
• Bree Miechel, Partner, ReedSmith

14:50-15:00: Q&A with the audience

Download agenda


Register now
Close Menu

Close Menu