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For immediate release: April 11, 2002
Media Contact: Percy Della - 916-654-4989

Workshop Tackles Overseas Financing of Energy Projects


Sacramento - The California Energy Commission will hold a workshop in San Francisco on April 18 for prospective developers and financiers of energy projects abroad.

California Treasurer Phil Angelides and California Energy Commissioner Robert A. Laurie will address the conference at the Pan Pacific Hotel.

Among the resource speakers are entrepreneurs who have experience developing and financing energy projects overseas, as well as commercial bankers and equity fund investors who can provide capital of up to $100 million.

The workshop will enable participants to learn more about the explosive demand for energy projects, small power plants and energy efficiency improvements in developing countries. Such projects that bring reliable power, cleaner sources of electricity and efficiency in manufacturing have created a market niche requiring specialized financing.

Resource speakers will share their perspectives on issues relating to the structuring of project financing, energy efficiency market development in the emerging economies of Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe, and pool financing programs in several developing countries.

Prospective conference participants should call or e-mail Tambu Kisoki at (916) 654-4719 tkisoki@energy.state.ca.us, or Jennifer Williams at (916) 654-4710, jwilliam@energy.state.ca.us.

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For more information, contact:
Keith Marchando, Facility Project Engineer, Sonoma State University
(707) 664-3494

Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director, California Energy Commission
(916) 654-4989



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