NEWS / Ralph Fairbanks

Ralph Fairbanks

February 19, 2018

Mr. Fairbanks has over 28 years of experience providing commercial advisory and project finance services for power projects. He has led procurement and transaction advisory teams for 10 power projects, all of which reached financial close, totaling US$4 billion in new investment. He has also served as a project finance advisor for power projects and pioneered innovative financial arrangements to assist in raising US$2 billion in non-recourse debt and equity. Mr. Fairbanks also has significant experience performing due diligence and supporting project development activities for international power generation projects on behalf of private investors. He is an expert in reviewing commercial contracts and analyzing power markets, including forecasting demand, dispatch, and pricing. For example, Mr. Fairbanks led a multinational team to conduct due diligence for a US$138 million bid for the acquisition of hydropower facilities in Peru totaling 200 MW of capacity, and he has performed detailed hydrology modeling to assess the market for cross-border energy trading between Chile and Peru. In addition to his work on hydropower projects, Mr. Fairbanks played a major role in due diligence power generation transactions in Jamaica, Chile, Honduras, Jordan, and Kenya. In these projects, Mr. Fairbanks assessed key project agreements (including PPAs), analyzed the local power demand and competing supply options, forecasted PPA tariffs and spot market pricing, estimated future sales and operating costs, and evaluated project risks and risk mitigation options. Mr. Fairbanks holds a B.A. in Business Economics from Brown University.

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