Comparative Analysis of the Financial Stability of Renewable-based Electricity Companies: The Case for Hydroelectric Organizations

Authors

  • Oksana V. Savchina Department of Finance and Credit, Faculty of Economics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Dmitriy A. Pavlinov Department of Finance and Credit, Faculty of Economics, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Alexander L. Bobkov Department of the Theory of Management and Business Technologies, Higher School of Management, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, Russia.
  • Natalia Konovalova Finance and Accounting Department, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics, University of Latvia, Latvia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.13575

Abstract

Hydroelectricity remains the dominate RES (Renewable Energy Source) and the most developed, reaching growth rate peaks in some countries in the 20th century. However, the share of it has fallen over the last few years, as other renewable sources have received rapid development. Despite this, growth for hydroelectricity has remained stable, with China, India, Japan, Russia, Turkey, France, Norway, Canada, USA and Brazil as market leaders. This article analyzes the key trends of development of the hydroelectricity market as a whole, as well as the financial stability of its organizations using bankruptcy likelihood prediction models. The Brazilian and Russian companies were chosen to assess as both countries are classified as developing markets. The bankruptcy prediction models indicate that overall, the financial stability of hydroelectricity giants of Brazil and Russia is at a high level, though profitability ratios are very low. During the COVID-19 pandemic, several financial support measures were implemented by governments, along with the already existing instruments for stimulating renewable energy growth. Authors’ forecasts show that current trends on the market indicate that net addition capacity growth in the next few years will not be enough to meet Net Zero goals for the renewables market.

Keywords:

hydroelectricity, “green” energy, renewable energy sources, bankruptcy likelihood prediction models, financial stability, net-zero economy

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Published

2022-09-27

How to Cite

Savchina, O. V., Pavlinov, D. A., Bobkov, A. L., & Konovalova, N. (2022). Comparative Analysis of the Financial Stability of Renewable-based Electricity Companies: The Case for Hydroelectric Organizations. International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy, 12(5), 392–408. https://doi.org/10.32479/ijeep.13575

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