Webinar: The Role of Public Intervention in Grid-Connected Solar

From bilateral deals to competitive auctions, how do procurement processes impact the private sector’s ability to develop projects?

Webinar, November 28th:

Join us for an engaging discussion on the role of the public sector in attracting commercial investment in solar projects. The webinar will present the key findings from a comparative study of seven emerging countries. Our panelists will provide their perspective, as private developers, on how procurement processes impact the private sector’s ability to develop projects.


Jean-François Arsenault, Managing Partner – Finance and Operations at CPCS. An economist by training, Jean-François has a strong experience in Africa, Asia and North America with a particular emphasis on projects focusing on public-private sectors interactions in the infrastructure sector.

Nate Lowbeer-Lewis, Managing Director of Development at CPCS Ventures. Nate has an intimate knowledge of the renewable energy development sector in Africa, having been involved in the development and financing of over 400MW of renewable power projects across seven countries in Africa.

Justin Woodward, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer of JCM Power. JCM Power is an independent power producer (IPP) dedicated to accelerating social, economic and environmental sustainability in growth markets through the development, construction and operation of renewable energy facilities and HVDC transmission lines. Justin played an integral role in expanding JCM’s international presence in Africa, Mexico and other emerging solar markets.

About the study

CPCS in association with RINA conducted a study for the World Bank on the role of the public sector in scaling up private investment in grid connected solar in emerging markets. The study evaluated the effectiveness of investment drivers for solar across seven countries: Chile, India, the Maldives, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa, and the Philippines.