Project Development Programme

Project development in Zambia German Training Week within the Project Development Programme (PDP)


Begin: 06/05/2019
End: 10/05/2019
Location: Zambia
Field of application/technology: Energy generation, Solar energy
Country of implementation: Zambia
Target area: Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

From 6th – 10th March 2019, the German Training Week with a focus on project development will take place in Lusaka, Zambia.

Use the opportunity to strategically position your company in the Zambian solar PV sector

You are most welcome to join this German Training Week – Project Development to expand your network and gain hands-on experience through German experts from the solar PV sector regarding the successful development of captive solar PV projects in Zambia. In addition to technical and financial topics, the five-day workshop will also cover commercial and legal aspects of project development. It gives you a perfect opportunity to strengthen the project development skills and set up long-term partnerships with high skilled German companies of the solar PV sector.

The language of presentations will be English. The five-day course is structured as follows:

Day 1 Course overview Project Phases, stakeholders of project development, Finance of projects
Day 2Technical Aspects Introduction into the Solar PV Technology, Assessment of PV-Resources and energy output, PV-System Design, Concepts for on-site electricity generation and consumption, suitability of locations, construction, operation and maintenance of PV-systems
Day 3Commercial Aspects Electricity load profiles, business models, financial modelling, business opportunities for project developers
Day 4Legal AspectsMain investment risks, Power Purchase Agreements (PPA), leasing model, EPC-contracts, O&M contracts, project finance agreements, regulatory issues and insurance issues
Day 5CommunicationProject Documentation, successful preparation for project development, final test

The training is free of charge.

Project Development Programme of the German Energy Solutions Initiative

The German Training Week (GTW) – Project Development is organised as part of the German Energy Solutions Initiative under the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. With the conduction of the GTW the Project Development Programme (PDP) implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH aims to establish long-term business partnerships between German and Zambian companies.