Webinar: unlocking hydropower potential through power export

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Hydropower, as an affordable, reliable and sustainable source of electricity, has played an important role in the growth and industrialisation of many emerging market economies such as Laos, Kenya, Sarawak (Malaysia), China (1980s and 90s), and Brazil, to list just a few.

Nevertheless, the hydropower potential of many emerging market countries remains undeveloped due to the difficulties surrounding project bankability, particularly the credit risk of domestic offtakers, and a risk reward imbalance in the eyes of investors.

The governments and state-owned utilities of some of these countries may have the option of exporting hydropower production to a neighbouring country for the development of such potential. Opportunities for export can offer many benefits when compared with a hydropower project established exclusively for domestic production, but also present unique risks.

In this webinar, experts from King & Spalding, a leading international law firm that works in the global hydropower sector, will discuss the opportunities and the challenges of power trade.

For background information on the topic, you can download our briefing, Unlocking Hydropower Potential through Power Export, here.

To register your participation, please click here.

Find out what time the webinar is in your country here.

About the speakers

Kelly Malone

Kelly Malone is managing partner of King & Spalding’s Singapore office, and leader of the firm’s global power team.

He advises and represents national governments, state-owned utilities, project sponsors and financial development institutions during the procurement, development, privatisation, sale, acquisition and/or financing of major hydropower projects.

He has advised on more than 65 power projects located in 22 countries, and sits as an observer on the Board of the International Hydropower Association.

Kevin Futch low-res

Kevin Futch is a senior associate in King & Spalding’s Singapore office, and a member of the firm’s global transactions practice group. His practice focuses on the development and financing of hydro-, solar and gas-fired power projects and ASEAN utility / grid interconnection projects, as well as power industry-related acquisitions and restructurings.  

He has significant experience with cross-border power sales between Sarawak, Malaysia, and neighboring states, and has advised project sponsors, governments and state-owned utilities on power projects across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

About the moderator

Alex Trembath, IHA's communications manager

Alex Trembath is communications manager at IHA. He leads on our communications strategy and manages the delivery of a range of communications projects, including our recent website redevelopment and brand realignment, as well as our email and social media engagement.

Alex has a degree in journalism and English, and ten years’ experience in a variety of communications management roles across both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

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