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ABOUT.

Enfinit is a financial advisory practice specialized in the energy sector. The company supports clients in analyzing, structuring and raising financing for energy projects with a special focus on the global transition to a low carbon economy.

In thematic terms, Enfinit is focused on Sustainable Energy Infrastructure and Sustainable Finance.

 

SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE

 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SGD) adopted in September 2015 and the 2°C emissions pathway agreed upon at the COP21 in Paris have sustainability at their very core. For the energy industry this means building low carbon energy infrastructure that is socially inclusive and resilient to climate change. In financial terms, this pathway translates into USD 53 trillions of investment for power generation and energy efficiency in the next 20 years.

 

Investments in renewable energy projects have seen an impressive growth over the past decade primarily due to favorable policy instruments which have in turn led to a significant cost reduction in manufacturing costs for RES technologies. Such market drivers coupled with the advent of distributed renewable generation, energy efficiency measures, as well as storage and control technologies have led to an unprecedented transformation of the utility business model.

 

Despite the evident progress, there is still a long road ahead in our efforts to decarbonize our global economy. Achieving those targets calls for the engagement of all relevant stakeholders – traditional utilities, project developers, central governments, corporations, municipalities, cities, citizens etc.

 

At Enfinit we assist clients with market research, devising strategies, analyzing and structuring financing for sustainable energy projects. We support the project pipeline development process (on the supply side) as well as working with investors (demand side) on selecting suitable projects and financing structures for their investments.

 

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

 

Today`s financial systems are short-term focused and do not reflect long term environmental and social related risks. To meet global sustainable development goals, we must transform our financial systems by appropriately disclosing embedded risks and incentivizing investments in projects that promote sustainable economic, environmental and social impact.

 

We are currently witnessing a “quiet revolution”, as UNEP`s financial inquiry puts it. Market players are gradually seeking to integrate sustainability criteria into their decision making processes. We see asset owners inquire about their exposure to climate change related risks and demand that such risks are systematically assessed and disclosed. This is demonstrated by institutional investors` pledged to decarbonize their investment portfolio as part of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition. We also see an increase in appetite for sustainable instruments such as green bonds, impact investments , microfinance etc.

 

As an important global financial center, Switzerland is leading the way in promoting sustainable finance via continuous national and international dialogues. Being a Swiss based company, Enfinit strives to promote sustainable finance via research activities and direct engagements with clients in drafting internal strategies as well as analyzing investments that best match their sustainability criteria.

OUR SERVICES.

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Utilities & Project Developers

Traditional energy players active in developing sustainable energy projects (Utilities, IPPs, project developers)

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Corporations & SMEs

Private business engaged in non-energy
commercial activities aiming to pursue a net
zero energy strategy.

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Institutional Investors

Institutional investors seeking to place direct
or indirect investment in sustainable energy
projects.

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Multilaterals & Policymakers

Multilateral financing institutions (MFIs),
policymakers, non-governmental
organizations, associations etc.

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EXPERIENCE.

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Qendresa Rugova

Managing Director & Founder

Certified Climate Finance Expert

Qendresa Rugova has eight years of experience in financial services focusing on the energy industry (power generation and energy efficiency). Her experience combines investment banking, Big4 advisory and project development.
 
She began her career at BNP Paribas’ Structured Finance team where she participated in advisory mandates for power generating projects. In 2009, Qendresa joined KPMG’s Power & Utilities Global Center of Excellence advisory team in Budapest where she focused on corporate finance transactions and worked on numerous deals ranging from renewables, large hydro, pumped storage, nuclear and thermal projects

In 2011 she joined Wildhorse Energy, an Australian based AIM listed resource and technology development company, focusing on the development of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) projects in Hungary, where she took up the Commercial Manager role and was responsible for the commercial structuring of the project.
 
In 2016, Qendresa founded Enfinit Sàrl, a Geneva based financial advisory firm focused on the energy sector aiming to deliver aiming to provide services to in the field of the global transition to adding value in an evolving financial and energy landscape.

Qendresa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration and an MBA degree in Finance. She has an international profile having lived in five countries and able to communicate in four languages.

PUBLICATIONS.

Financing Renewable Energy in the Balkans

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September 2016

Balkan countries, with their vast untapped renewable energy potential, have adopted obligatory binding targets for renewable energy, but have struggled to mobilize capital to fund and bring projects to fruition.

The article explores the main challenges to deploying renewable energy projects in the Balkan region.


An Overview of the Turkish Photovoltaic market

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September 2016

Balkan countries, with their vast untapped renewable energy potential, have adopted obligatory binding targets for renewable energy, but have struggled to mobilize capital to fund and bring projects to fruition.

The article explores the main challenges to deploying renewable energy projects in the Balkan region.


Traditional and Emerging Models for Financing Energy Efficiency Applicability in the West Ballkan

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September 2016

Global investments in energy efficiency over the past two decades have demonstrated significant savings potential. Over the same period there has been an evolution in terms of technological improvements for increased energy savings as well as an evolution in the financing mechanisms utilized for energy efficiency investments.

This article explores financing models available in developed markets for such investments as well as their applicability in the West Balkan region.


Understanding Energy Efficiency Investments – A global perspective

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September 2016

Energy efficiency is an integral part of global energy policy as it is widely recognized as an effective means of reducing greenhouse gas pollution as well as ensuring long term security of energy supply. Investments in energy efficiency have a direct effect on reducing energy consumption while also improving industrial competitiveness and driving economic growth.

This article explores such energy efficiency investment need to combat climate change as well as and the key barriers preventing such opportunities from reaching the necessary scale.


Financing Energy Efficiency through “YiledCo” Publicly Listed Vehicles

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September 2016

This papers looks into the existing financing methods for energy efficiency with a more specific focus on the energy performance contracting (EPC) with energy service companies (ESCOs) as well as the energy service agreement (ESA) structure and assesses their capability and limitations of achieving deep refurbishments and investment scale.

The last section explores secondary markets as a means of delivering energy efficiency investments. In particular, the YieldCo model recently introduced by renewable energy developers is analysed in terms of its benefits and challenges as a financing model and its applicability for deploying energy efficiency investments.


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CONTACT US.


Enfinit Sarl

Avenue Pictet-de-Rochemont 7,

Maison des Paons,

1207 Geneve

Switzerland

Tel. +41(0)222-2222

E-Mail info@enfinit.ch