Our Vision

Developing sustainable and affordable power & water assets in Africa and the Middle East

$500 Million

Assets Under Development

$650 Million

Access to long-term Equity Funding

+15 Countries

Active in Africa and the Middle East

+15,000MW

Advisory Mandates on Large-Scale I(W)PPs in MENA

30,000 MW

Management Team Power Projects Experience

Our Shareholders

EREN Développement is focused on developing power projects in countries where renewable energy represents an economically viable response to growing energy demands. Through partnerships established with local developers, EREN has accumulated a portfolio of over 400 MW of renewable energy assets in operation or under construction, and over 1,500 MW of assets under development in less than three years.

EREN Développement is a subsidiary of EREN, the first group dedicated to natural resource efficiency, founded by Pâris Mouratoglou and David Corchia. The firm has 600 million Euros in equity investment capacity

PÂRIS MOURATOGLOU, CHAIRMAN

  • Pâris is a self made business magnate with a highly successful entrepreneurial track record and 40 years of experience in the energy industry
  • He was the founder of SIIF Energies, a renewable energy company which became EDF EN in 2004
  • Pâris served as Chairman and CEO of EDF EN
  • Earlier in his career, he was the co-founder of Sithe, a Combined Heat and Power company listed on NYSE in 1992 in partnership with la Compagnie Générale des Eaux (Veolia Environnement)

DAVID CORCHIA, CEO

  • David has 23 years of experience in the energy industry
  • He was CEO of EDF EN from 2006 to 2012 and led the company through the IPO
  • David worked 9 years at JP Morgan Chase, where he was Managing Director of the Utilities team
  • He started his career in Project Finance at BNP Paribas
Access Energy Group (“AEG”) was founded in May 2012 by Mr. Reda El Chaar with an aim of structuring, developing, and investing into infrastructure projects in emerging and frontier markets. In the same year, the company founded its flagship operating entity under the name of Access Consultants which quickly became a leading advisor on large scale government tendered independent power projects (IPPs) in the MENA region and secured one of the largest land portfolios in Saudi Arabia intended for the development of renewable energy projects.

By the end of 2013 Access Consultants started to expand its development activities into Africa which led in 2014 to the incorporation of Access Infra Africa, a vehicle dedicated to developing power projects in Africa. Since then Access Consultants was rebranded as Access Power MEA.

In 2014, AEG formed several partnerships including Access Energy Ventures, a company focused on investing in power projects and technologies.

Prior to joining Access Power MEA (at the time Access Consultants), Mr. Bontemps headed Taqa Global Projects Team based in Abu Dhabi. Prior to Taqa, Stephane was the Vice President for business development at ACWA Power, held various leadership positions in GDF Suez, and ABB Energy Ventures where he was the project manager on Azito IPP in Cote d’Ivoire the first project finance IPP in sub-Saharan Africa.

During the last 20 years, Mr. Bontemps has been involved in in the origination, valuation, structuring and negotiation of over 27 billion USD of investment projects across the world with a focus on the Middle East and Africa region. He was involved in various capacities on all major fossil fuel based I(W)PPs tendered in the Middle East since 2000.

The relation between Mr. Bontemps and Mr. El Chaar dates back to the time when the two worked at ACWA Power and once Mr. El Chaar eventually left ACWA Power and founded Access Power MEA Mr. Bontemps at the time in Taqa was his first client. This long standing relationship eventually led to Mr. Bontemps becoming a shareholder in Access Power MEA.

Global Footprint

Active in over 15 countries in Africa and the Middle East.

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