Podcast

Podcast: Battery storage and the infrastructure investment sector

This episode of our infrastructure – risk perspectives podcast explores the growth in battery energy storage system projects and the challenges and opportunities they present.

Growth in battery energy storage system (BESS) project numbers is driven by advancing technology and investor appetite.

What challenges and opportunities does this growing asset class present to developers, equity investors and lenders?

This episode of our Infrastructure Risk Perspectives podcast series explores this theme, with Marsh’s Martin Bennett, Tom Burrell, Darren Popham, Chris Taylor, and Sabbir Khandokar.

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Key takeaways

Technology risk: insurers are still developing their understanding and underwriting response to rapidly-advancing BESS technology.

Insurance will be key to financing larger projects through debt.

A risk engineering-led approach at project development stage will best support positive insurance outcomes through lifecycle.

About our speakers

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Martin Bennett

Managing Director, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Marsh Specialty UK

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Tom Burrell

Infrastructure and Energy, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Marsh Specialty UK

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Chris Taylor

Partner, Marsh

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Darren Popham

Head of Sales, Power and Renewable Energy

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Sabbir Khandokar

Senior Vice President