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Financial Modelling for Renewables

Course summary
4 days
1,259 - 1,900 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Corporate Training for Teams
Next available date: 9, 21, 26 & 28 October (9am-3:30pm UK time) - Online courses
Course Dates
Online courses
1,259 GBP
9, 21, 26 & 28 October (9am-3:30pm UK time)

1,900 GBP
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1,900 GBP
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1,900 GBP
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Financial Modelling for Renewables

Course description

Financial Modelling for Renewables

Financial Modelling for Renewables focuses on the challenges that arise in preparing financial models for renewables projects: construction vs operations, seasonality, monthly timelines, P90 / P50 forecasting and financing (including equity bridge loans and cash sweeps). It is a modular course for analysts and financiers in the renewables sector who need to build, modify, or run financial models. It is available as a 2-day intensive and immersive classroom course, or as interactive tutor-led distance learning over approximately 30 hours.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suited to participants who already have some basic Excel skills and aspire to, have recently started or know they are going to start building financial models in the renewable energy sector. We also assume that participants have a basic familiarity with the layout of financial statements (income statement, balance sheet and cash flow) but not necessarily how they are modelled.

Based on a template financial model with a monthly timeline, participants will cover – step-by-step – the construction phase (costs, income and financing), model optimisation for lenders and sponsors, equity bridge loans, cash sweeps and debt refinancing.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

This course will teach you:

  • The concepts of P90 and P50 and how to apply those within the model’s financial forecasts
  • Approaches for taking annual inputs and implementing those into a monthly financial model and how to aggregate monthly models into broader timelines
  • Methods for selecting different draw down options and how construction phase revenues can impact funding
  • How to optimise financial models under both P50 and P90 cases
  • How to model Equity Bridge Loans, Cash Sweeps and Debt Refinancing, all integral parts of typical renewable project financings
  • About the challenges of converting a bid model into an operational model

Training Course Content


  • tariff and power generation
  • timeline / time sheet design and construction
  • seasonality
  • degradation


  • operating costs
  • P50 vs P90 scenario selection

Construction costs

  • sources and uses of funds
  • construction finance: approaches to debt draw downs
  • concept of funding circularity

Fees during construction

  • financing fees
  • interest during construction

Linking construction and operations

  • conversion of the senior debt from construction debt to term loan
  • term loan calculations
  • accrued interest balances

Term loan

  • principal repayment profiles
  • debt service cover ratios
  • debt sculpting

Model optimisation

  • equity rate of return
  • model optimisation: concepts and objectives
  • optimising the model under P90 and P50
  • introduction of Visual Basic / macro coding
  • checks / check sheet

Refining the model

  • aggregation of monthly data for financial summaries
  • track sheet
  • pre-completion date revenues
  • bid model vs operational model

Adjusting the financing

  • equity bridge loan
  • term loan cash sweep


Course fee is £1,295

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Average rating 4.8

Based on 12 reviews.

M. Klepper
Very good instructor and teaching assistant. The audience was a very inhomognous group ranging from excel-illiterate to VBA programmer to head of project finance. Instructor and teaching assitant managed to overcome these obstacles very well!
J. Quint
In my opinion you could tell, that both Toby and Marcwere experts in the topics (the Excel part as well as the renewable energy sector) and were able to answer any arising questions. The requirements and difficulty of the topics/tasks were adequate and the instructor had a pleasant pace, so that we were able to get a lot of input but still under...
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S. Thomas
very good course with a lot of useful explanations. Course was easy to follow.
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