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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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 more than 2,300 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 Asia, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa. On April 5th, 2019, Total Eren integrated NovEnergia into the Group thus extending its presence notably into Southern Europe. The objective is to achieve a global net installed capacity of more than 3 GW by 2022 on top of the NovEnergia Power Plants.
Since December 2017, Total S.A., the major energy company, has been participating as a shareholder of Total Eren. For more information, please visit www.total-eren.com
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
Richard is non-executive Chairman of AEMP and CEO of Petra Diamonds. He has over 30 years of global mining experience in a variety of operational and functional leadership roles at Anglo American and AngloGold Ashanti (AGA). From 2008 to 2013 he was responsible for AGA’s African operations before becoming Group CFO, a position he held until his departure from AGA towards the end of 2014.
He received a master’s degree in business administration from Henley Management College and a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Witwatersrand.
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.
Director, Development and 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 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.
Senior Business Developer
Flora Mer brings a strong international experience (Belgium/Uruguay/Colombia/USA) in project management and development. Among others, she worked for an engineering office specialized in renewable energy and water. She was in charge of feasibility studies of microhydroelectric power plants in the Virunga Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She also led projects in cogeneration power plants and feasibility studies of photovoltaic panels installation.
She is a bio-engineer specialized in environmental science and technology, and is a graduate from the University of Brussels (2010).