The renewable energy boom shows no signs of abating, and neither do the long-term risks for developers, investors and portfolio owners. The competition to acquire projects and the shortening tenor for utility and corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) is causing the profitability of projects to depend more on non-contracted revenue and the merchant tail. The success of investment decisions and project financings in the current market relies on accurately evaluating market and project risk over a long horizon—an increasingly challenging task that can create tension between sponsors, regulators, and debt and equity investors.
The Renewable Energy Project Valuation Master Class will conduct a deep dive into valuation approaches in today’s market, and how to use them to meet IRS, investor and regulatory requirements. It will step through the rigorous application of valuation approaches, helping develop a depth of understanding and appreciation of how to incorporate market volatility in valuations that rely on varying forward energy price projections provided by competing market sources and often spotty market transaction data.