A Clean Slate: Financing Europe’s Renewables Future
This innovative new study analyses challenges and opportunities to fund the development of renewable power deployment in Europe. The project will leverage experience from IHS CERA, IHS Emerging Energy Research, and IHS Herold.
A Clean Slate, through interaction with study members and ongoing primary research, will trace the evolution of the renewable power industry’s risk environment that has produced the current configuration of financing strategies and their value chain implications.
A series of short term and long term deadlines loom for players in Europe’s renewable power industry—deadlines for project registrations before incentives are cut, bid submission dates for capacity awards under current support schemes, and project activation due dates to meet delivery obligations with uncertain prospects for future development. Pressure continues in the longer term for industry players to shift away from fossil-fuel based generation, optimize existing conventional assets, and comply with de-carbonization measures.
A Clean Slate, through interaction with study members and ongoing primary research, will trace the evolution of the renewable power industry’s risk environment that has produced the current configuration of financing strategies and their value chain implications. This analysis will ground an in-depth review of the business model archetypes, and their financing implications, that are likely to shape the future development of the market.
Who can benefit from this study? How? Strategic Planners for Utility Companies By sizing the opportunity and risks of renewable power capacity investment, utilities will gain key insight into understanding the drivers behind the anticipated build-up of renewable power. IHS will assess the utility player business model, including its financial capacity and value chain position, as key inputs for strategic plans. Senior Managers and Economists for Governments and Regulatory Agencies IHS Clean Slate offers a reality check for existing policies, and evaluates the challenges and likelihood of implementation to meet targets. With a focus on the market’s perspective, policymakers will gain crucial insight into the perceived risk their decisions produce with repercussions on cost of capital. Power and gas utilities Business Developer/Market Analyst for Original Equipment Manufacturers OEMs will gain actionable insight regarding the key pressures and drivers of customer demand. IHS Clean Slate will analyze the shifts occurring within utility, IPP, developer customer models, in the context of well-defined scenarios, that will produce important realignments of equipment procurement strategies. Business Developer/Strategic Planner for Engineering/Construction Companies, Service EPC will be evaluated within the context of project financial risk, as well as the evolution of competing business models within this key link in the value chain, adapted to specific technology and country contexts. Marketer/Financial Analyst for Investors/banks This study will assess the investment opportunity in terms of power capacity, infrastructure and opportunities available for private investment, by country and technology.