AEP Fund – Early Stage Project Development Funding

An important part of AEP’s vision is the creation of a fund, focusing development stage capital for power projects in sub-Saharan Africa.

The general lack of development finance currently available is symptomatic of the experiences faced by most foreign investors when entering Africa. Project development failures in Africa are seldom due to a lack of technical ability, but rather due to an inability to navigate local cultural barriers, an inability to adequately address social developmental concerns and (most importantly) inexperience in addressing commercial risks to ensure project bankability.

The demand for power exists and there are a number of potentially viable projects spanning different countries and technologies. AEP can provide the missing ingredients: the right team and the finance to develop a pipeline of projects.