The top headlines from August 2018 from the Latin America Clean Energy sector
From the depths of the downturn a new contractor has emerged with ambitious plans.
Based on our own analysis, explorers, especially small independent oil companies, are still struggling to find potential investors for their projects. The current oil prices and its uncertainties have made the struggle even harder than what it was pre-2014.
Local content is increasingly a priority for host States in Africa when negotiating HGCs. Unfortunately, on many occasions the provisions end up as little more than simple requirements to source labour and materials locally or contribute to a training fund, without taking into account the capacity of local industry to meet the demand or how best to increase that capacity.
The top headlines from September 2018 from the Latin America Clean Energy sector
Rockflow Resources have provided expert multi-disciplinary teams to perform technical due diligence on a large number of assets throughout the world. More often than not, our work unearths problems that are not evident in the vendor’s sales case, or even the in dataroom, often resulting in a decision not to make a bid on an asset
Drilling down to specific performance drivers shows two clear camps though. Colombia and Mexico have higher risks in the Threats pillar, while Brazil and Argentina are characterised by their weaker operating environments.
The top headlines from October 2018 from the Latin America Clean Energy sector
Without diversity, the oil and gas industry will lack the innovation required to both capitalise on the opportunities which exist at present that will help us navigate the eventual shift to a low carbon economy in the future.
The real game-changing innovation in utility-scale PV is bifacial. Bifacial (literally: two faces) modules, which generate energy from both the front and back side of the module, can deliver up to 44% more lifetime value
The top headlines from January 2019 from the Latin America Clean Energy sector
Markets are stronger than expected giving rise to new projects although breakeven prices do need to be reviewed; there is a trend towards a hybrid structure as well as Reserve Based Lending but complimenting RBL are alternate sources including senior and junior debt. The future continues to be bright for the industry, with key factors of success being securing finance, reducing production costs and lowering emissions.