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    Closing the gap: Drought threat to Uruguay‘s reliance on hydropower (PDF, 353kb)

    18 May 2018

    Uruguay is fortunate to have four river basins within its borders, two of which feed its hydroelectric plants. Hydropower can supply up to 90% of the country‘s electricity demand in a humid year. A dry year, however, can be costly.

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    World Energy perspective: The road to resilience. (executive summary) (PDF, 1.14mb)

    27 September 2016

    This report investigates how cyber risks can best be managed, taking into account the changing nature of the energy industry and energy infrastructure. Drawing on insights from a network of energy industry experts, the report assesses the ways in which vulnerabilities in current and new energy infrastructures are changing. The
    report recommends actions that energy decision makers and stakeholders can take – individually and collaboratively – to improve the sector’s response to rising cyber threats, as part of a wider move toward greater resilience.

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    World Energy perspective: The road to resilience - Managing cyber risk (PDF, 1.92mb)

    27 September 2016

    This publication by the World Energy Council is developed in cooperation with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Marsh & McLennan Companies. Cyber is the third risk dimension investigated as part of the Financing Resilient Energy Infrastructure initiative (besides extreme weather and energy-food nexus). Drawing on insights from a network of energy industry experts, the report assesses the ways in which vulnerabilities in current and new energy infrastructures are changing. The report recommends actions that energy decision makers and stakeholders can take – individually and collaboratively – to improve the sector’s response to rising cyber threats, as part of a wider move towards resilience.

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    World Energy Perspective: The road to resilience (PDF, 200kb)

    07 September 2016

    This publication by the World Energy Council is developed in cooperation with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Marsh & McLennan Companies with a goal to identify key risks and challenges in financing resilient energy infrastructure. It examines emerging risks such as extreme weather, energy-water-food nexus and cyber, and proposes measures to respond through improved financing conditions for investments in energy infrastructure, including financial risk management.

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    World Energy Perspectives 2016 (PDF, 3.46mb)

    18 March 2016

    This partner publication with the World Energy Council and Marsh & McLennan Companies outlines the challenges posed to the energy industry by water shortages in the future. While stakeholders are driven by diverse motives, everyone has a role to play, and there are some common obstacles to be overcome together to ensure that energy supply is secure.

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    The road to resilience − managing and financing extreme weather risks (PDF, 6.98mb)

    30 September 2015

    This partner publication with the World Energy Council and Marsh & McLennan Companies explains why increasing energy infrastructure resilience to extreme weather events is not an option - it is a must. While stakeholders are driven by diverse motives, everyone has a role to play, and there are some common obstacles to be overcome together to ensure that energy supply is secure.

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    Wildfires – a burning issue for utilities in times of climate change (PDF, 3.94mb)

    28 August 2015

    More than AUD 500 million was the cost to utility companies to settle claims after power lines, blown over in a hot windstorm, were linked to
    Australia’s Black Saturday bushfires in 2009. In times of climate change, events of this kind are set to happen more often – endangering not only lives and homes but also utilities – in Australia and many other parts of the world.

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    Supporting low-carbon energy generation in Uruguay (PDF, 575kb)

    15 July 2014

    To decrease the country’s financial exposure in times of drought, in January 2014 Uruguay’s state-owned electric company entered into an 18-month, USD 450 million weather coverage agreement with the World Bank Treasury. Highlighting the strength of public-private partnership, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions took on a material part of the risk.

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