november, 2021

10nov10:0011:30Mitigating foreign exchange risk for solar projects in emerging marketsOnlineType:For Members,Our Events


(Wednesday) 10:00 - 11:30 CET



Event Details

Exposure to different currencies might affect the financial performance of a solar PV projects in multiple ways, such as when the investment currency is different from the currency of the cash flow return on investment, or when purchasing spare parts. Foreign exchange risk is a major risk solar project developers face especially in emerging markets where currency fluctuations may be significant depending on the political and economic context. In this webinar organised by SolarPower Europe with the support of GET.invest – a European programme supported by the European Union, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Austria – we invite leading experts to explore how to assess and manage risks related to changing currencies in the context of emerging markets, especially Sub-Saharan Africa. The experts will also point to existing strategies and instruments investors and project developers can benefit from. The webinar will focus on C&I and IPP from 100 kW and above installations.


Time Speakers
10:00 – 10:10 Introduction

Máté Heisz, Director of Global Affairs, SolarPower Europe

10:10 – 10:20 Foreign exchange risks in Sub-Saharan Africa & Financial Systems Development Cluster (FSDC) pilot initiative

Sebastian von Wolff, Head of Finance Advisory, GET.invest

10:20 – 10:30 Country/regional case study 

Dr Patrick Tolani, CEO, Community Energy Social Enterprise ltd

10:30 – 10:40 IPPs’ (or Private developers’) perception of foreign exchange risk and best practices for mitigation

Silvia Piana, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Enel Green Power

10:40 – 10:50 DFIs’ support to manage foreign exchange risks in emerging markets  

Eric Kaleja, Vice President, AfricaConnect, DEG

10:50 – 11:00 Strategies to mitigate foreign exchange risks in emerging markets

Per van Swaay, Senior Vice-President, TCX Investment Management Company

11:00 – 11:30 Panel discussion and Q&A with the audience



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