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Wind farm investment model

Wind farm investment model


The purpose of the model is to enable the user to assess the viability of a wind farm project or investment



Integrated Financial Statements including Income Statement, simplified Balance Sheet and simplified Cash Flow

Results also include day 1 investment requirements split by equity and debt, valuation and IRR



The model has an annual timeline that runs for 30 years

A flexible model start date

The ability to enter historical Opening Balance sheet



The ability to update the model units

The model provides check and commercial alert messages (see debt assumptions below)



Includes the sale of energy and renewable energy subsidies

Volume is based on entering megawatt (MW) capacity, economic life and production efficiency of the site

User enters the real energy prices in MWh

Inflation is applied

Subsidies are entered per MWh, by unit price, in terms of availability over the life of the project and with inflation applied



Include fixed cost per MW and variable costs per MWh

Cost inflation can be applied


Fixed assets

Depreciation is calculated on a straight-line basis ovfer the remaining life of the project


Working capital

Includes debtors and creditors

Working capital assumptions are calculated based on a days assumption



Enter an effective tax rate

Tax is paid in the year in which it accrued

Interest deductability limits can be entered and are based on a percentage of EBITDA


Senior debt

Entered for the acquisition

The user enters the debt term, drawdown, margin, upfront fee and any proportion that might be hedged

The user has the option to enter sizing limits based on a maximum percentage of net value of fixed assets and/or based on minimum debt service cover ratio (DSCR). When these limits are exceeded the commercial alert will be triggered in F2 on the Assumptions sheet to warn the user of a breach


Acquisition assumptions

User enters the acquisition costs and the equity investment required

  • T&Cs

    Refer to T&Cs page for Terms and Conditions of sale

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