PhD Candidate at ETH Zürich in Energy & Environmental Economics,
Climate Studies Coordinator, IPC,
Program Coordinator, Mercator-IPC Fellowship,
Mehmet Erdem Yasar
Principal banker, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD),
Manager, Economic Research Department, TSKB,
President and CEO, GE Turkey,
Head Representative, European Investment Bank in Turkey,
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At this event we discussed the paper “Estimating the cost of capital for wind energy investments in Turkey”, written by Gustav Fredriksson, Simone Tagliapietra, and Georg Zachmann.
The paper proposes an estimation of the cost of capital for wind energy investments in Turkey. Seeing as wind energy, like all renewable energies, is highly capital intensive compared to investments into conventional energy, the cost of capital represents a crucial element in every wind energy investment decision. Simply put, the high cost of capital substantially increases the cost of investing in wind power plants, putting investments at risk. Given the primary role of wind in Turkey’s 2023 energy strategy, it is therefore important to have a better understanding of this factor.
The event was organised in collaboration with the Istanbul Policy Center and with the support of Stiftung Mercator.
presentation by gustav fredriksson
Presentation - Estimating the cost of capital for wind energy investments in Turkey