HOW TO FINANCE ENERGY MANAGEMENT PROJECTS
Solving the "Lack of Capital Problem", 1st Edition
Part II covers some practical applications of financing such as performance contracts, power purchase agreements, and other items like PACE financing. Part III contains articles that have helped many engineers get more projects implemented as they include information that can be used to present projects and get them approved.
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Toggle navigation Additional Book Information. Description Table of Contents. After repayment of loans and project payments to the ESCo, the owner earns the realized savings from their energy bill which effectively constitute the investment returns. It is also possible that the lender requires a guarantee from the ESCo for its payments. In the shared saving model see Figure 2 , it is the ESCo who invests in the project and assumes higher risk than the facility owner.
This type of model is particularly helpful in case where the creditworthiness of the facility owner is an issue. One mitigation arrangement is to create a separate escrow account under the contract. The owner pays up all accrued saving into this account and all repayments of finance are channeled through it.
Third party, who may lent to the ESCo, would normally have the first access to this account. Thereafter, ESCo receives its payment an agreed percentage of the savings and any excess is availed by the owner. However, unlike the first case, this last share of accrued savingsto the owner is not guaranteed.
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When energy efficiency project involves installation of tools and equipment, lease finance as an option can be explored with the ESCo as the lessor See Figure 3. As with any other lease, lesse i. The ESCoavails secured loans for purchasing tools and equipment and the balance of lease rent and loan repayment are its returns. Surplus in the savings on energy bills of the facility ownersare retained by them. Lease aggregation see Figure 4 is possible if individual facilities do not amount to significant investment.
In such cases, theESComay float a special purpose vehicle SPV which aggregates the leases and channels the repayments. Equipment manufacturers and third party investors may also acquire holdings in the SPV. Development finance has played an important role in encouraging the markets for energy efficiency in India. This has particularly been noteworthy in supporting small, micro and medium enterprises with access to soft capital through a number of refinancing institutions see Figure 5.
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A facility owner or the enterprise procures soft loan under favorable conditions and this helps covering their capital expenses. The performance contract between the owner and the ESCo can be structured on lines of the regular models such as guaranteed or shared saving as discussed earlier in this article. This particular model has typically been used in relatively mature markets such as the US where a lender or investor takes the center stage in the energy efficiency project implementation and saving realization.
In this model, the lender or investor executes an energy service agreement ESA with the facility owner to fund their entire cost of energy saving installation, upgradation and maintenance.