The Value of Renewable Energy and Subsidies: An Investor’s Perspective

Alexander Kronies

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I provide a novel theoretical approach to value wind energy investments. It allows to adjust for a number of risk parameters, including wind speeds, electricity price forecasts, discount rates, and uncertainty in subsidies. I use this approach to model wind energy investments under two different subsidy schemes in Denmark through a numerical Monte Carlo simulation. Moreover, I model wind energy investments under the assumption of a subsidy-free asset class. I compare the three systems and expose them to various sources of uncertainty through which I provide more clarity on which risk parameters matter most to wind energy investors and how the three systems compare to each other.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventThe 80th Annual Meeting of American Finance Association. AFA 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 3 Jan 20205 Jan 2020
Conference number: 80


ConferenceThe 80th Annual Meeting of American Finance Association. AFA 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
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  • Energy finance
  • Valuation
  • Project finance
  • Subsidies

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