The European Commission published on August 29th 2011 a Study on “The structuring and financing of energy infrastructure projects, financing gaps and recommendations regarding the new TEN-E financial instrument”.

The report, written by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants aims to answer three key questions :

1. What was the structure of energy transmission infrastructure investments in the last five years in terms of investment volumes, financing structures, financing sources and the financing capacity of operators, and what do we expect to see in the future?

2. What challenges arise regarding the financing of such infrastructure projects, and where are the financing gaps?

3. What measures and instruments should be implemented to over come such challenges and gaps?

Source: Energy Studies