The Total Eren development teams have in-depth knowledge of every step of the renewable energy project development process. They can assess the quality of a site, study grid strengths and requirements, choose the most appropriate and most competitive equipment and suppliers, and negotiate optimum conditions to sell the electricity that is generated and to finance the project. Complete control over the development cycle means that Total Eren is capable of accurately assessing the risks involved at every step of the project, maximising the success rate of projects and optimising operating conditions for all project stakeholders. Thanks to this multidisciplinary expertise, Total Eren initiates and implements the most competitive and appropriate solutions for each client and each configuration, paying special attention to the local environment and communities.
« I am part of the Total Eren’s Project Finance team whose main missions are to ensure the bankability of our projects, optimise business plans and financing structures, deliver non-recourse financing and coordinate the relationships with the Lenders throughout the construction and operation of the power plants. To achieve this, we work closely with all departments within the Group including the business development, M&A, technical, legal and Tax & Accounting teams as well as affiliates. Given the Group’s international strategy I very much enjoy the diversity of projects, countries, and stakeholders it entails. For instance a typical day could involve things as various as optimising a business case for an auction with an aggregator in Central America, forming a bank group for a greenfield project in South America, discussing about the structuring of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with a mining company in Africa or negotiating financing documentation with Lenders for the refinancing of some of the Group’s portfolio assets in Europe. »