Partnership International - Sustainable Development
Promoting sustainable development
through renewable energy
infrastructure investments


About Sustainable Development Partners, LLC

Sustainable Development Partners, LCC (SD Partners)
is an international consulting firm promoting sustainable development through Renewable Energy (RE) and infrastructure investments.

SD Partners' goal is to help provide the development & financing of renewable clean energy developments through the private sector in emerging and developing counties. In doing so, we propose to help the private sector develop “Best Practice for Renewable Energy”, with bankable technical, commercial and financial business structures. We believe this future renewable energy success story can have a ripple effect worldwide by helping accelerate private sector development of these renewable resources and enabling emerging countries to go beyond their targeted energy goals by tapping into the know-how of their private sector entrepreneurs. SP Partners' team specializes in using government programs (i.e., U.S., European, African as well as multilateral government agencies) to structure funding for cross border transactions and projects. Since financial markets are often unable to support direct foreign investment in emerging markets without government involvement, the SD Partners' team provides critical financial advisory services to mobilize financing to private sector entities in emerging economies. This includes: business development funds, export working capital, vendor financing, direct foreign investment support (debt and equity), insurance, bonding and guarantees.

Here are some of our ongoing projects::

Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association Solar Power PV Power Project
Partnership International is assisting the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) develop grid-connected Solar PV systems for its members with funding from the USAID Clean Energy Facility for the Caribbean and Central America (CEFF-CCA). The JHTA seeks to develop 5MW of solar power at member locations across six area chapters. The PI team has developed five models to address the needs of different types of members within the JHTA: large scale hotels, medium scale hotels, small/boutique hotels, accommodation/villas and tourism providers. The goal of the project is to improve power supplies available for JHTA members while reducing their dependence on imported fossil fuels. A SPV will be formed to help finance and lease Solar PV systems for JHTA members to help bring down overall costs.

Regeneración Ecológica Utility Scale Solar Plants in Mexico
Partnership International is helping RE Solar develop two 40MW grid connected PV power projects in the Michoacán and Jalisco States through the conduction of a feasibility study. The project will use the latest state-of-the-art and environmentally-friendly technology for power generation. The study will consider location, quality, and cost in recommending the solar power system, taking into consideration USA-based PV panel and mounting solution providers, including inverters and battery optimizer products. This would allow the developer to take advantage of the USA debt financing offered by USA development banks.

GIDS Buranga Geothermal Concession
Partnership International is working with GIDS Consult, Ltd. to carry out a feasibility study and create an implementation plan to establish and development geothermal resources in the Buranga Geothermal Concession in the Albertine Rift. Uganda has an estimated geothermal power generation potential of 450 MW. PI and GIDS will conduct detailed surface studies to determine prospective drilling sites for the proposed geothermal power plant and direct use development. This project will help develop Uganda’s geothermal potential and provide clean energy for the country.

Malawi Mulanje Massif Hydropower, Water Supply and Irrigation Project
Partnership International is working with the Malawi-based company Kuwale Power Generation Company (KPGC) to carry out pre-feasibility work to develop a hydropower project at the Mulanje Massif. KPGC has assigned the development of the proposed Mulanje Massif site to Partnership International and requested that PI proceed and conduct a bankable feasibility study of the project which would form the basis for KPGC to apply to the utility regulator, ESCOM, for a generation license. The Mulanje Massif Project has a hydropower rating potential between 16 and 52 MW to supply about 164 GWh annually. With funds requested from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), PI will prepare a feasibility study that may lead to implementation.

dVentus Technologies Smart Meter Pilot Program
Partnership International is working with dVentus Technologies, an Ethiopian-American company, to install 1,000 smart meters in cooperation with the Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) as part of a pilot program as EEU installs smart meters across Addis Ababa. PI will conduct a feasibility study to help dVentus secure funding from the US Trade and Development Agency. These smart meters will help the EEU detect outages, monitor power usage, increase efficiency, and increase income while also enhancing their ability to provide power to their clients.


 

 

 

 

 

SD Partners' Best-Practices, Market-Oriented Approach

SD Partners
works closely with private sector clients to develop a bankable framework that promotes investments in renewable and clean energy infrastructure projects that help promote overall economic growth, social development, eliminate poverty and create jobs in emerging and developing countries. SD Partners help secure financing from multilateral and bilateral donors, equity partners and debt financing.

SD Partners believes in establishing a strong local presence as the key to our success in addressing the requirements of our clients. We work closely with private sector developers advancing best practices renewable and clean energy solutions which address the internal vision of the country with the international perspective and market-place.

For further information about Sustainable Development Partners, LLC please contact:

Robert Huffman, Managing Director & President, Robert.Huffman@Sustainable-Development-Partners.com

Tracy Mathieu, Member & VP, Tracy.Mathieu@Sustainable-Development-Partners.com

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