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 (e.g. hydrology), regulatory environment, financing arrangements and the local 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.
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
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Etalin Hydro Electric Power Company Limited, a Joint Venture company of Jindal Power Limited & Hydro Power Development Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh Limited, is inviting application for pre-qualification from interested bidders under InternType:News postDate:20 July 2014
Roger Gill is an international consultant and company director. He speaks about the sustainability challenges in a highly communicative world.Type:Blog postDate:30 June 2014
On Tuesday 1 July we teamed up with our REN Alliance partners and the International Renewbable Energy Agency (IRENA) to host a webinar on renewables integration.Type:Blog postDate:30 June 2014
An independent scientific study has shown that the impact of run-of-river hydroelectric projects on salmon has been minimal based on the monitoring data provided to date.Type:Blog postDate:30 June 2014