Derisking Renewable Energy Investment
Guidance Materials and Tools
The DREI framework has been designed to be applied flexibly and to be tailored to a specific renewable energy technology and national context.
The framework is organised into four stages: (i) risk environment, (ii) public instruments, (iii) levelised cost and (iv) evaluation. Each of these four stages is in turn divided into two steps. Chapter 2 of the original DREI report provides a comprehensive overview of the main aspects of each of the framework’s four stages and eight steps.
In addition, in order to support the practical application of the DREI framework, a number of more detailed guidance notes (PDF), materials (PowerPoint) and tools (Excel) are available for download on this page.
· Additional Guidance – Introduction to Applying DREI in Practice (PDF).
STAGE 1: RISK ENVIRONMENT
· Additional Guidance, Stage 1, Step 1 - Barrier and Risk Table (PDF).
· Additional Guidance, Stage 1, Step 2 – Financing Cost Waterfalls (PDF).
· Standard Barrier and Risk Table (Excel). This is a standard table for large-scale renewable energy.
· Standard Interview Materials (PPT). This is a standard set of slides to guide the structured interviews with
· DREI Financing Cost Tool (Excel). This Excel tool automatically generates financing cost waterfalls based on
data obtained from interviews.
STAGE 2: PUBLIC INSTRUMENTS
· Additional Guidance, Stage 2, Step 1 – Public Instrument Table (PDF).
· Additional Guidance, Stage 2, Step 2 – Costing and Effectiveness (PDF).
· Standard Public Instrument Table (Excel). This is a standard table for large-scale renewable energy.
· DREI Instrument Cost Tool (Excel). This Excel tool estimates the public cost of policy derisking instruments
over the modelling period. It is available in USD and EUR versions.
STAGE 3: LCOE AND STAGE 4: EVALUATION
· The main tool for these stages is the DREI LCOE financial tool. This is available for download on the main
DREI page, here.