What we offer

WP is a Technical Advisor who is able to provide the complete spectrum of services required and who has demonstrated competence in many successful projects. Key to delivering the required services is the technical advisory team and the methodology. In order to best address the key challenges, we have best experts, all of whom possess world-leading knowledge and experience in RES projects including many who have been involved in acquisition and bank finance due diligence.  

Role of Lenders or Bank Advisors in Renewable Energy Projects

Lenders or bank advisors play a crucial role in the development, financing, and operation of renewable energy projects, including wind farms and photovoltaic (PV) systems. Their involvement ensures that projects are financially viable, compliant with regulations, and structured to mitigate risks. This guide outlines the key responsibilities and contributions of lenders or bank advisors in renewable energy projects.

Key Responsibilities of Lenders or Bank Advisors

  1. Project Evaluation
    • Financial Assessment: Conducting a thorough financial analysis of the project, including cost estimation, revenue projections, and financial modeling. This helps in determining the project's return on investment, payback period, and overall financial viability.
    • Risk Analysis: Identifying and evaluating potential risks associated with the project, such as construction delays, operational inefficiencies, and market fluctuations. This includes assessing the creditworthiness of the project developers and sponsors.
  2. Due Diligence
    • Technical Due Diligence: Reviewing the technical aspects of the project, including site selection, design, technology, and equipment. This ensures that the project is technically sound and capable of achieving the expected energy yield.
    • Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring that the project complies with all relevant regulations and standards. This includes verifying that all necessary permits and approvals have been obtained.
  3. Financing Structuring
    • Debt Structuring: Advising on the optimal debt structure for the project, including the types and terms of loans. This helps in securing favorable financing terms that align with the project's cash flow and risk profile.
    • Equity Participation: Assisting in the arrangement of equity financing, if required. This involves identifying potential investors and negotiating terms to ensure a balanced and sustainable capital structure.
  4. Contract Review
    • Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs): Evaluating the terms and conditions of PPAs to ensure they are favorable and provide sufficient revenue security. This includes reviewing the creditworthiness of the off-takers.
    • EPC and O&M Contracts: Reviewing engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts, as well as operations and maintenance (O&M) agreements, to ensure that they are comprehensive and protective of the project's interests.
  5. Risk Mitigation
    • Insurance and Guarantees: Advising on appropriate insurance policies and guarantees to protect against unforeseen events, such as natural disasters, equipment failure, and political risks.
    • Hedging Strategies: Recommending financial hedging strategies to manage risks associated with interest rates, currency fluctuations, and commodity prices.
  6. Construction Monitoring
    • Progress Oversight: Regularly monitoring the construction progress to ensure that the project is on schedule and within budget. This includes conducting site visits and reviewing construction reports.
    • Quality Assurance: Ensuring that construction quality meets the required standards and specifications. This involves checking that all construction activities comply with the design and regulatory requirements.
    • Issue Resolution: Identifying and addressing any issues or delays that arise during construction, coordinating with project developers, contractors, and other stakeholders to find timely solutions.
  7. Monitoring and Reporting
    • Ongoing Monitoring: Continuously monitoring the project's financial and operational performance to ensure compliance with loan covenants and other agreements. This includes regular site visits and progress reports.
    • Reporting Requirements: Ensuring that the project meets all reporting requirements set by lenders and regulatory bodies. This includes financial reporting, technical performance reports, and environmental impact assessments.


Lenders or bank advisors are integral to the success of renewable energy projects. Their expertise in financial assessment, risk analysis, regulatory compliance, and construction monitoring helps ensure that projects are viable and sustainable. By providing valuable insights and support throughout the project lifecycle, from initial evaluation to ongoing monitoring, lenders and bank advisors help developers and investors navigate the complexities of renewable energy projects, thereby enhancing the likelihood of achieving long-term success and profitability.