About AEMP

Energy solutions tailored for Africa

AEMP is an equity investor and independent power producer (IPP) that provides innovative, turnkey energy solutions through fully-financed projects.

We help deliver high-quality power at competitive prices for primarily mining and industrial clients. Our strength lies in financing, developing, building and operating large scale (10+ MW) renewable and hybrid energy power plants to decrease electricity costs.

The hybrid systems designed by AEMP seek to address the unique challenges encountered by clients operating off the grid in remote locations across Africa. A combination of baseload (e.g. thermal, including LFO, HFO and gas) and renewable energy sources are developed alongside each other to generate cost-efficient solutions, with a significantly reduced carbon footprint.

We develop, finance, build, own and operate solar, hybrid and energy storage projects

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...and off-grid operations (option 1)

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...and off-grid operations (option 2)

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A partnership approach

AEMP aims to create long-term value for its clients, investors, and stakeholders that include host country and local communities, by maximising projects’ economic, social and environmental impacts.

Total Eren – our investor and strategic partner

Founded in 2012 by Pâris Mouratoglou and David Corchia, Total Eren develops, finances, builds and operates renewable energy power plants (solar, wind, hydro) representing a gross capacity of 3,500 MW in operation or under construction worldwide.

Through partnerships with local developers, Total Eren is currently developing numerous energy projects in countries and regions where renewable energy represents an economically viable response to growing energy demand such as in Eastern Europe, Central and South Asia, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa.

Since December 2017, TotalEnergies (formerly known as Total S.A.), the major energy company, has been participating as a shareholder of Total Eren.

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2,300 MW of projects in operation or under construction.


Benefits of partnering with AEMP

Our solutions are tailored to our clients’ business needs, in compliance with the highest international standards.

The AEMP-Total Eren partnership offers clients significant advantages in project development, financing, construction and operations, including:

  • Extensive experience in the energy, investment and mining sectors across sub-Saharan Africa as a whole
  • The ability to finance projects through a well-established network of commercial banks and development finance institutions
  • Optimal design of customised energy power plants to meet clients’ energy needs
  • In-house technical capacity to assess available resources and optimise projects' design
  • In-house legal expertise for PPA and EPC contracts negotiations
  • Longstanding partnerships with best-in-class international contractors, suppliers and operators

The AEMP Team


Laurent Coche
Director, Business Development & Sustainability

Laurent has over two decades of experience in the international development sector and the field of sustainability, both in the public and private sector across Africa as a whole. He was Senior Vice President for Sustainability (Africa) for AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) from 2011 to 2014. Prior to joining AGA he led large-scale energy programmes for the UNDP in East and Western Africa for over a decade.

Laurent holds a master’s degree in development studies from the University of Louvain-la-Neuve and a bachelor’s degree in political science and international law from the Sorbonne.


Benoit Garrivier
Director, Development & Deal Management

Benoit graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and holds master’s degrees in finance and stochastic calculus from the Sorbonne and Paris VI universities. His 15 years of experience in investment banking have mainly been focused on structuring and carbon business, dealing with large utilities in Europe, China and Brazil.

Benoit founded iNca Energy in 2009, through which he developed renewable energy projects in South Africa totalling 330 MW of bid-ready solar PV and 80 MW of bid-ready wind projects.


Paul Jennepin
Business Developer

Paul re-joined the AEMP team in 2018 after an earlier internship with the company. He completed his end-of-studies internship at French start-up OuiSol where he worked on the automation of technical and economic viability studies for rooftop mounted photovoltaic projects in France.

He is a graduate from the French École des Mines de Paris.

Ian McGregor

Ian McGregor
Senior Adviser - Project Development

Ian has been involved in the energy sector in South Africa and various other Sub-Saharan African countries for a number of years, predominantly in a Project Development role. He was part of the iNca Energy team that developed 80 MW of Wind and 330 MW of Solar PV project, to the point that they were bid-ready to participate in the Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). Ian was also part of the AREN Energy team, a company developing solar PV / Diesel Hybrid projects for private clients, mainly large mining companies, operating in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ian is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®, the global standard for project management practitioners, issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI) in the USA, and has also previously completed the Certified Expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance (CECRF) diploma offered by the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management in Germany.