While watching the snow fall in Wisconsin, I jumped at the invitation to co-present at RECAM 2016, the Renewable Energy Central America conference which will be held in early March 2016 in sunny Panama. Will you be at RECAM in Panama? Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-OY
What will make this conference more interesting for me is the opportunity to co-present and reflect on the Laudato Si wind park case study in Penonomé, Panama, alongside of Michael Bax, Director, InterEnergy Holdings, and Ben Moody, President and CEO of Pan American Finance. They spearheaded the efforts to mobilize $300 million in co-financing for Laudato Si from and through the IFC, a top tier Development Financial Institution. This development comprises the second and third phases (jointly 86 turbines x 2.5MW) of the Penonomé Wind development.
My team at Prizma contributed to the environmental and social aspects of this interesting project, about which I blogged earlier. Allow me to share with you the awesome time-lapse clip embedded below. It shows the transport of Goldwind wind turbine generators from the Tianjin Port in China, through the Panama Canal, and their erection in central Panama.
What have been some of the more interesting environmental and social challenges you had to resolve to help mobilize financing from Development Finance Institutions or Equator Banks?