Update From The Field July 2019:
Development Finance Institutions and energy storage


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Table of contents

Executive Summary (2)

New regulations and initiatives discussed this month (5)

Americas (5)

United States (5)

Europe (5)

United Kingdom (5)

Italy (5)

Projects updates and announcements (6)

Overview of the 2019 market for utility-scale energy storage projects (6)

Projects announced or contracted this month (6)

Projects commissioned this month (8)

Tenders this month (9)

Focus of the month: Development Finance Institutions and energy storage – perspectives and strategies (10)

DFIs promote energy storage uptake by adapting their financing strategies to local constraints (11)

Multilateral versus bilateral institutions (11)

Sources of financing (12)

Guarantees (15)

Despite the ever-growing adoption of energy storage, some regulatory, technical and market barriers have to be surmounted (16)

Expenditure volumes for energy storage projects (16)

DFIs don’t discriminate amongst energy storage market segments (16)

Strategies and priorities for DFI-led investments in storage (17)

Main limitations for energy storage investments (19)

Future DFI perspectives (20)

Table of Figures

Figure 1: Utility-scale energy storage projects announced/contracted and commissioned in 2018 and 2019 (ongoing) (6)

Figure 2. Main characteristics of bilateral and multilateral DFIs (11)

Figure 3. Pool of interviewed DFIs (12)

Figure 4. Comparison between debt and equity financing (13)

Figure 5. Capital structure for DFI-led energy storage investments (13)

Figure 6. Financing models of DFI-led power projects in developing countries (14)

Figure 7. Project financing structure (15)

Figure 8. Level of investment in energy storage (17)

Figure 9. Environmental impact assessment procedures applied to energy storage projects (18)

Figure 10. Regulatory and market-related barriers to energy storage in developing countries (19)

Figure 11. Technical and technological barriers to energy storage (19)