E&S Guidelines for Wind Projects in Emerging Markets

The scale of wind farm developments in emerging markets and associated risks often necessitate co-financing by bilateral or export credit agencies, development and multilateral financial institutions, and Equator Banks. The key environmental and social guidelines (and good practice notes) for wind projects these financial institutions - and their independent engineers - use to benchmark environmental and social risks, and define monitoring and mitigation requirements are listed in this blog entry.

Shortlink: http://wp.me/p27qSt-GC

WBG Wind Energy EHS Guide Aug 2015 (NEW)

  • or download directly here (PDF, 451 KB):

IFC Wind Energy EHS Guide 2007 (replaced with 2015 version)

WB Greening the Wind 2011

IDB Bird and Bat Collision Risks & Wind Energy Facilities Dec 2012

OPIC Environmental Guidance Wind Projects Jan 2012

EU Guidance on wind energy development in accordance with the EU nature legislation Oct 2010

This is in addition to more 'generic' guidelines such as the IFC Performance Standards, EBRD Performance Requirements, and the Equator Principles (EPIII or EP3). Have you come across other valuable guidelines used by ECAs, DFIs, EPs and MFIs (such as IFC, FMO, OPIC, IDB, EBRD and others) which should be listed here? Please provide a link and I will update this entry from time to time.


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