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The different characteristics of real options in contracts of wind power in Brazil

Vanderson Aparecido Delapedra-Silva

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Abstract:: This paper investigates the existence of uncertainties in different wind power commercialization contracts in Brazil and their correlation with the Real Options associated with unmitigated risks in the Back up Energy and New Energy contracts. From a documentary review of existing contracts from 2009 to 2018, it was found that the Real Options on New Energy contracts are more susceptible to market uncertainties related to energy price in the short-term market. The Real Options associated with risks not mitigated in Back up Energy contracts are more linked to uncertainties regarding the power generation efficiency and the project plant expansion capacity in order to generate the anticipation of its supply.


Renewable energy, Real options, Project Finance, Wind power


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