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Finance and preparation

Investors and developers face a diversity of challenges when preparing a hydropower project, while governments want to ensure that it aligns with national priorities and adheres to good practice in sustainability.

When preparing a project, hydropower companies must consider the location, regulatory environment, financing arrangements and infrastructure in which they will operate.

Preparation facility model

A significant barrier to private sector investment in hydropower is the financial risk associated with rigorous and complex planning and assessments, with no certainty for investors that a project will be given permission to proceed.

We are promoting a new hydropower project preparation facility model, which could help investors, developers and governments get new projects off the ground, by ensuring that each one is selected according to recognised sustainability criteria and national and regional development needs. Read more.

Green bonds

An innovative new investment instrument, green bonds are fixed income loans for the finance and refinance of projects and assets that help address environmental and climate risks. 

We are working with partners to agree recognised eligibility criteria for green bonds to fund hydropower projects. Read more.

Latest associated content

  • 2017 congress focus session

    Climate resilience

    Many countries are seeking a better understanding of climate change impacts – both positive and negative – and are beginning to build strategies and approaches to climate resilience into their plans for the development of new hydropower facilities

    Type:
    Programme item
    Date:
    13 October 2016
  • 2017 congress plenary session

    Hydropower Preparation Support Facility: Plenary

    Properly planned hydropower projects can provide grid stability, energy storage and flexibility for balancing more variable renewable energy sources.

    Type:
    Programme item
    Date:
    13 October 2016
  • 2017 congress focus session

    Climate bonds for hydropower

    Climate bonds and green bonds are examples of the emerging instruments for green finance and investment in the energy sector that could be used for hydropower.  They are fixed income loans created to specifically finance and refinance projects and

    Type:
    Programme item
    Date:
    13 October 2016
  • 2017 congress focus session

    Renewable energy storage

    It is widely recognised that the transition towards cleaner and more sustainable energy systems will require a significant increase in the flexibility of power systems.

    Type:
    Programme item
    Date:
    13 October 2016
  • 2017 congress focus session

    Benefits of hydropower

    Single and multipurpose hydropower facilities can make substantial contributions at local, regional and national levels.

    Type:
    Programme item
    Date:
    13 October 2016

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