The objective of the competence centre "project structures and financing approaches" is to collect and condense all available knowledge of renewable energy projects in Europe and their success factors derived from several research projects on Green IPPs including the accumulated experiences of leading industrial players. The dependence of project success on alternative project structures and financing schemes in European renewable energy projects will be evaluated. Financing renewable energy projects in a proper way may represent a success factor of similar importance like an adequate technical plant layout.
Another task of the competence centre focuses on innovative supra-national project approaches. First, existing projects under the CDM umbrella and / or emission trading schemes will be evaluated and their applicability to Southeast Asian energy markets will be discussed. Compiling and evaluating experiences from existing renewable energy projects in Southeast Asia will build an important experience basis for future project development activities in Southeast Asia and will be considered within this thematic block.
The main results of this competence centre will be a structured set of project models combined with new insights on their corresponding advantages and disadvantages derived from project experiences in Europe as well as in Southeast Asia. So this competence centre will give for example an overview about different legal forms, financing schemes, capital sources, assurances, and model contracts.
IIP and CEERD are the two partners working on this competence centre. IIP focuses on Europe, while CEERD does the same for South East Asia.