Risk Protection for Equity Investors
Renewable energy projects enable African countries to leapfrog over traditional systems and build clean economies of the future. African Trade Insurance Agency’s products help you to mitigate some of the key risks you face.
As an equity investor, you will want to understand which risks are associated with your investment. You may have a different risk appetite compared to the project’s original sponsors, and you may want to protect your investment against risks that were previously deemed acceptable.
ATI can help to address these concerns and offer additional protection covering the specific contributions of the equity investor.
We work closely with investors to mitigate the following risks:
Public Utility Risks
The power off-taker is a key partner in any renewable energy project. ATI’s Breach of Contract Insurance protects against potential weaknesses in the utility’s creditworthiness and reliability of payment. If the utility delays or does not fulfil its obligations under the Power Purchase Agreement, we can protect your investment from losses.
Learn more about our Breach of Contract Insurance
Meanwhile, ATI’s Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RSLF) provides further protection by removing the short term liquidity risk and ensuring that the IPP can continue to operate and service its debt for six months even if the off-taker does not pay.
Unexpected issues can arise in emerging African markets, and it’s worth being prepared. ATI’s Political Risk Insurance mitigates against events such as expropriation of assets, currency inconvertibility, trade embargoes and more.
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Political Violence, Terrorism, and Sabotage Risks
The possibility of politically motivated violence, terrorism or sabotage shouldn’t prevent you from investing in African energy projects. These risks are infrequent, but have a high impact. ATI’s Political Violence, Terrorism, and Sabotage Insurance protects against losses due to damage of physical assets and loss of income caused by business interruption.
Learn more about our Political Violence, Terrorism, and Sabotage Insurance
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