Investment risks can have significant impact on the costs of renewable energy. Within the DiaCore project, the following nine risk categories have been identified specifically for RES investments:

  • Country risk
  • Social acceptance risk
  • Administrative risk
  • Financing risk
  • Technical & management risk
  • Grid access risk
  • Policy design risk
  • Market design & regulatory risk
  • Sudden policy change risk

The Policy Toolbox offers policy options for mitigating RES investment risks. For each risk category, several policy options are described. In order to be most effective, the policy options should be tailored to serve the specific needs and circumstances of each Member State.