At Infranergy we are particularly proud of our focused, integrated approach to developing and deploying energy infrastructure in Africa and emerging markets.
We are focused on innovative impact investments in clean energy and infrastructure.
The team possesses excellent experience in energy development & commercial management, project finance and advisory. With solar and wind energy project finance and investor tax equity experience managing over USD $10 billion in original principal balance, we believe financing and developing energy for Africa from the wind, sun and natural gas should have minimal impact on the environment.
Mandates & Transactions (selected)
- Actively developing and originating hybrid solar+battery microgrid projects for customers in Africa, including hospitals, schools, and critical infrastructure providers.
- Actively developing private sector embedded power generation projects for large, creditworthy commercial & industrial customers.
- Developing World Bank / Nigeria Rural Electrification Agency community-based solar hybrid Mini-grids in Nigeria.
- Provided buy-side financial advisory, investor due diligence, material project documents review, including Put-Call-Option Agreements, PPAs, etc. – for the proposed equity investment in two duly licensed utility scale Solar PV farms – of 70 MW and 50 MW – in Nigeria.
- Financial Advisor and Financial Partner for the acquisition bid for Afam Genco (986MW) and Afam Fast Power (240MW), the largest combined capacity power project in Nigeria. Proposed bid included a modernization plan with a renewable energy replacement option.
- Advised foreign investor on proposed financing of a 90 MW gas-fired turbine power plant in Nigeria.
A Leader in Distributed Generation:
Hybrid Solar + Battery Microgrids
Leveraging bankable innovative business models..
…we deliver 24/7 resilient power at the lowest cost
Using energy generated from the sun, our hybrid solar + battery system captures, stores, and distributes clean electricity to entire communities. We achieve this by installing large, high quality solar panels and batteries in a central location.
Nigeria, with a population of 200M people and GDP of $400B is the biggest and most attractive off-grid opportunity in Africa, a $10 billion per year market opportunity for minigrids that will save Nigerians $6 billion per year (per Rocky Mountain Institute).
Microgrids hold immense promise in Africa, potentially the cheapest source of energy per kWh – they can reduce large facilities’ utility bill by 40%. Through hybrid solar microgrids, reduction in diesel consumption for onsite self generation can help reduce operational spending and create savings of up to 56%. Microgrids are more capital efficient than diesel generators and public utilities, can deliver the same level of energy access for less cost and improve Plant’s up-time, while avoiding significant capital of ownership and operating of solar systems.
We leverage a variety of business models with flexible ownership structures to finance Microgrids and provide low cost 24/7 power to communities and facilities.
We are experienced in making significant investments in embedded clean gas-to-power generation, hybrid solar + gas systems, gas engines, and modernizing independent power plants (IPPs) into efficient, state -of-the-art facilities to supply industrial clusters, commercial and residential customers, while promoting the avoidance of gas flaring. We ultimately drive the achievement of Affordable and Clean Energy, and other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Our investment and operator experience spans infrastructure assets globally across utilities and gas-to-power facilities. Our pipeline of assets, grounded in over 40 years of related experience, provides diversified exposure to scarce, high-quality businesses with significant barriers to entry.
Grid Connected Power Generation:
Battery Energy Storage Systems (optionally paired with Solar)
As Africa’s leader in energy storage expertise, we have not only captured energy from the wind and sun, we’re storing it. Battery Storage projects can be standalone, or combined with solar. We combine solar PV generation and storage to deliver a true “renewables as baseload” solution that is not only climate-friendly, increases resilience and efficiencies but can be supported by existing grid infrastructure.
Energy Storage Leader: Infranergy’s professionals have managed and helped develop more energy storage capacity than any other African-based company, leveraging state-of-the-art lithium-ion battery storage systems. Having managed more than 140 MW of battery energy storage systems in the U.S. on prior mandates, we can ensure that Africans have the energy they need, whenever they need it.
Utility Scale Solar & Wind
Our experience comprises representing renewable energy investors globally, with an extensive trackrecord in solar and wind power generation and utility scale battery storage.
We leverage project expertise as owners and operators, focused on developing superior solar and wind projects, and generating attractive total returns over the long term. Our focus in on deploying capital in projects that sell power to creditworthy parties under longterm, inflation-linked contracts that allow us to capture increases in power prices over time.