Sign Up – IPP Financial Model
Welcome to the IEC IPP Financial Model which is a screening tool for IPP power project economics.
The Model allows Users to quickly enter technical, fuel, O&M and financial inputs for a power project and determine the levelized tariff (ie. the fixed price per MWh that the plant would need to charge over the project life), in order to meet the target hurdle rate.
Some guidance is provided on key inputs but Users should note that assumptions can vary widely between projects. Upon request, IEC may assist Users with further advice but the selection of input assumptions is ultimately the User’s responsibility. Users should also be aware that the Model makes some simple assumptions regarding certain construction, operating and financing characteristics eg. mortgage-style debt, no price escalation, no plant degradation, etc
In addition to calculating a tariff, the Model can also be used to calculate annual fuel consumption, carbon emissions, fuel netback values and project returns. The Model is very useful for quickly determining the impact of changes in heat rate, fuel cost, capex, taxes, debt, etc. on project returns or tariffs.
Based on IEC’s experience, the Model generally delivers an answer that is accurate to within a few percent of the result that might be obtained using a more sophisticated financial cash flow model. Nevertheless, “real-life” projects are usually complex and Users are advised that the Model should be used for screening purposes only.
To use the Model today, sign up for a free 7-day trial period. You will be asked to enter your payment details but will only be charged if you do not cancel during the trial period. If you decide to cancel – for any reason – just go to My Account, select Payment methods and Delete your card information. Otherwise, after 7 days, you will automatically be billed AS149 + GST (if applicable) for a 1 year subscription.
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