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Investment Opportunities in Hydro Energy

  • April 2014
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 57 pages

Smart Water Grid Works its Way into the Heart of Venture Capital with a Powerful Rival in M&A

Executive Summary

This analysis outlines at the key factors that determine the success of any hydro energy venture. This analysis holds relevance for organizations looking to expand in the field of existing technologies, exploratory research, and greater energy security.

- Active private sector participation will ensure better funding.
- Easy 1st initiatives and simple technologies that succeed will inspire investor confidence.
- Optimal use of resources and robust management is critical because projects are unique.
- The stability of regulatory norms will boost investor confidence.
- Human capital and training is essential for better energy management.
- Clear dividend policies are needed because investors are interested in stable dividends from established projects.

•This study will provide an investment analysis of the hydro energy market over the course of the next decade and beyond.
•The study will also provide insight into growth opportunities with a concise analysis of what constitutes excellence in a financial management strategy in the hydro energy market.


The hydro energy market is classified by region in this study. Different market segments such as smart water grids, wave energy, pumped hydro power storage, and large hydro turbines are first introduced and then considered in greater detail in the regional funding patterns sections.
Next, the industry is studied in terms of its growth since 2008 and the fundamental challenges that face the industry.
Each segment is further studied in terms of its attractiveness to investors in the financial analysis section in order to understand the interest evinced by initial public offering (IPO) investors, venture capitalists, and asset management firms as well as the likelihood of mergers and acquisitions (M&As). The conclusion to this study includes opinions and recommendations for retail investors, fund managers, CEOs, and other members of the investor community.
This research is supported by in-depth interviews with the top-level management of hydro energy companies globally. Additionally, vast secondary research on market trends has been performed to support the analysis.

Table Of Contents

Investment Opportunities in Hydro Energy
Executive Summary
Technology Landscape
Business Models
Global Footprint
Growth Capital Investment Opportunity in Hydro Energy—Looking Through the Investor's Microscope
The Frost and Sullivan Story

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