Margot joined Total Eren in 2014 and is in charge of development and investment opportunities in renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa. She initially focused on private PPAs and notably hybrid power projects for mining companies. As such, she led the structuring, financing and development of the 15MWp solar project providing power to a gold mine in Burkina Faso, which has been operational since Q2 2018 and is at this date the largest solar-HFO power plant in the world.
Today, she works on acquisitions of late-stage renewable energy projects as well as development of greenfield projects in various African countries. She also oversees Total Eren’s activities in the off-grid market and coordinates the development of solar plus storage mini-grids in rural areas.
Previously, Margot worked at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society in New York on satellite based-insurance programmes for small-holder farmers in West Africa.
Margot holds an MA from Columbia University in Climate Science and Policy, and a Masters in International Affairs and Sustainable Development from Sciences Po Paris.
Margot is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables meeting at RSA House, 14-15 November 2018.