for project developers
CTI PFAN provides a variety of services to clean energy businesses to help them secure financial closure. The core activity is coaching and mentoring project developers and businesses and facilitating linkages to investors and financing institutions. CTI PFAN services are provided complimentary to entrepreneurs and project developers. For more information about the services to be provided please refer to CTI PFAN Services.
Clean energy project developers can receive CTI PFAN services through two tracks.
・Unsolicited proposals are submitted for review by CTI PFAN coordinators, followed by acceptance and ongoing coaching. To apply please visit Pipeline Induction
・Calls for proposals for workshops and financing forums are announced through the website and other channels, followed by project selection and short-listing, coaching and mentoring, and investor presentations. The calls for proposals currently running are listed below.
Applications must be received by Monday 12th December 2016
We will accept English & French proposals
The PFAN WAFCEF-3 Call for Proposals seeks to solicit proposals from Project developers in West African countries as part of a two stage process to selecting finalist projects for the 3rd Edition of the West African Forum for Clean Energy Financing (WAFCEF-3) Business Plan Competition.
The WAFCEF-3 Business plan competition seeks to nurture entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams and consortia with environmentally beneficial business proposals with the aim of linking them with investment and finance and seeing through the implementation of these projects.
Proposals shortlisted from the Call will receive guidance from PFAN coaches who will assist promoters to address weaknesses in their proposals and prepare them for fast-tracking into WAFCEF-3. The aim of this exercise is to help prospective projects meet the qualifying criteria for entry into the Business Plan Competition. The kind of proposals that will be considered are those that meet the viability and eligibility criteria but lack depth of content and structure and which are still at an early stage of development. Successful applicants will be entered into the pool of applicants for WAFCEF-3 and compete for a place in the finalists.
The call is open to projects located in any West African country.
Focus of Projects / Acceptable Proposals
The business / project proposal must promote or deploy clean energy technologies, products or services including but not limited to:
- Energy Products from Forestry,
- Clean Transport,
- Energy Storage & Conservation,
- Energy Efficiency and Demand Reduction,
- Waste to Energy,
- Emissions Reduction, Hydropower
Proposals eligible for the Competition, may include, but are not limited to:
- Greenfield Projects;
- New Business Ventures & Start-Ups. Pilot Projects will only be eligible to the extent that they include a credible plan for growth and / or replication;
- Brownfield projects – scale-up, growth, expansion, replication or conversion of existing businesses or projects;
- Downstream Projects: deployment of an existing clean technology;
- Upstream technology development: development and commercialization of a new clean technology;
- Merger, acquisition or joint venture which will add value to an existing / current
- Clean energy/technology business.
Business opportunities that require total (initial) capital in excess of US$1million (or any currency equivalent) will be considered. In the case of energy access and rural electrification projects the investment sought may be less providing that the proposal demonstrates strong development impacts and social entrepreneurship.
Proposals seeking primarily grant funding are not eligible and will not be considered, though the investment proposal may include elements of grant, donor and / or subsidized funding to enhance the overall investment proposition.
Submission of Application
All submissions are to be made in electronic format. Consideration should be given to the size of individual files to ensure ease of transmission. To increase information security and authenticity, files should, where possible, be submitted in PDF format and financial models as an annex to the Project Proposal document in Excel format. The Application consists of:
- The Project Proposal (as a PDF file, the cash flows provided as an Excel sheet)
- The completed Project Data Sheet (as an Excel sheet)
The submission of the Application to Participate together with the Project Proposal and Excel Project Data Sheet must be made by Monday 12th December 2016.
Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) India is implementing an initiative to present promising clean energy projects from India to interested investors. This initiative actively seeks renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that are financially viable, socially responsible and environmentally beneficial.
Shortlisted projects will receive intensive coaching from PFAN, with the objective of assisting the selected companies in identifying and approaching appropriate investors or lenders.
This initiative is sponsored by Government of Australia, Department of Foreign Trade. PFAN is hosted by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) in cooperation with the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the initiative is co-organized by Dawn Consulting and PPL International.
Any company or legal entity which has projects in India is eligible.
FOCUS OF PROJECTS THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED
The project / business must promote or use clean energy technologies, products or services; these include for example:
Biomass – Forestry – Biogas – Rural electrification – Bio-fuels – Distributed & Off -grid generation – Solar – Energy storage & conservation – Wind – Energy efficiency – Geothermal – Waste-to-energy – Hydropower – Emission reduction – Tidal/Ocean – Clean transport.
Businesses / projects can include:
• Grid Connected Independent Power Producer (IPPs) (on-grid projects in this case are projects that are connected to a utility source or electrical service provider);
• Rural electrification and energy access projects especially:
-Mini-grid projects – distributed renewable energy utilities (mini or micro isolated grids in this case can be defined as a set of electricity generators and possibly energy storage systems interconnected to a distribution network that supplies electricity to a localized group of customers);
-Off-grid projects – distributed energy service companies (especially for solar lanterns, solar home systems and cook stoves, among others).
In principle, business opportunities that require an initial capital in excess of US$1 million (or any equivalent currency) will be considered. Proposals seeking grant funding are not eligible and will not be considered.
SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION
The Application consists of:
• The project proposal (format: PDF or Word file with cash flows provided as an Excel sheet)
• The completed project data sheet (format: Excel sheet)
All submissions are to be made electronically. The highest quality projects will be selected for assistance.
Please submit your project proposal together with the Project Data Sheet to india-1(AT)cti-pfan.net (please replace the “(AT)” with the standard “@”).
Templates for the Project Data Sheet as well as the guidelines for the preparation of the Project proposal are available from the following links:
Proposals eligible for the initiative may include, but are not limited to:
• Greenfield & brownfield utility projects and distributed generation projects
• New business ventures
• Downstream projects: deployment of an existing clean technology
• Upstream technology development: development and commercialization of a new clean technology
• Mergers, acquisitions or joint ventures which will add value to an existing / current clean energy / technology business
TIMELINE / PROCEDURE & ACTIVITY FLOW
Stage 1: Project proposal submission
The programme will remain open until 31st December 2016 or until PFAN shortlists 12 proposals whichever is earlier; as per the selection criteria detailed in the guidelines, on a first come first served basis. Shortlisted participants will be notified within 4 to 5 weeks of submitting their proposals.
Stage 2: Coaching
Based on the project proposals and recommendations by the selection committee, up to 12 companies will be shortlisted for mentoring. At this stage, the assigned PFAN coach will assist the company in preparing an investor-ready business plan and an investor’s pitch. This support, up to eight working days (64 hours) in total, will be provided at no cost to the companies.
Guidelines for the preparation of the business plan is also available at here.
Stage 3: Meeting with investors
In this phase, PFAN coach will assist the company in identifying appropriate investment sources and facilitate financial mobilisation.
All assistance and services provided by PFAN mentor will be undertaken on a best efforts basis. Shortlisting under this programme is not an offer or guarantee of financing nor shall it be construed as an indication that financing / investment shall be / become available.
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