Director, U.A.-African Clean Energy Development and Finance Center
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Peter Ballinger is OPIC’s Managing Director for Business Development and their Johannesburg-based Africa regional representative focused on new projects with a concentration on the clean energy sector.
OPIC recently completed two of its largest clean energy projects in Africa, the $250 million financing for SunEdison’s solar project in South Africa and the $310 in financing for Ormat’s East Africa geothermal project. OPIC is a key player in the Obama Administration’s “Power Africa” initiative and OPIC’s Africa Clean Energy Finance (ACEF) facility has already provided pre-finance closing project funding to six clean energy projects in sub Saharan Africa. Prior to his assignment in Johannesburg, Mr. Ballinger managed the U.S. Government’s Clean Energy Finance Center in New Delhi, India and the Caspan Finance Center in Istanbul, Turkey.