Project Finance Models – Model Structure

July 31st, 2012 Posted in financial models

Project Finance Models – Model Structure

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Generation model (capacity, capacity factor, generation)

Plant heat rate and fuel consumption model

Fuel cost model

Lube oil & grease consumption model


Less: Expenses

Variable (fuel cost, lubes, chemicals, utilities, DOE 1-94)

Fixed (maintenance, personnel, lease, other services)

Debt service reserve fund (DSRF) monitoring expense

Gross Margin


Depreciation & amortization

Loan interest

Net profit before tax


Corporate income tax

Net profit after income tax

Add Back:

Depreciation & amortization

Working capital (at end of project)

Salvage value (at end of project)

DSRF interest income


Loan principal repayment

Profit sharing

Social benefit fund to host community


Carbon emission reduction (CER) credits net of monitoring cost by CDM EB

Net Cash Flow


Total Investment (project cost x 100% equity)

Project Cash Flow

Calculate Project IRR (% p.a.)

Calculate Project NPV ($)

Calculate Project Payback (years)

Net Cash Flow


Equity Investment (project cost x 30% equity)

Equity Cash Flow

Calculate Equity IRR (% p.a.)

Calculate Equity NPV ($)

Calculate Equity Payback (years)

Calculation of cash flow for debt service

Calculation of debt service cover ratio

Calculation of dividends payable (free cash flow)

Calculation of free cash flow IRR, NPV and payback

Balance Sheet Accounts:

Loan Amortization Table (70% debt)

Depreciation Table (FA, CE, WC, IDC)

Cash needed for operations




Total Investment (project cost):

Land Cost (LC):

Installed Equipment Cost (PPE):


Customs Duty on CIF

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Local Freight

Installation Cost

Balance of Plant (BOP):

Power Plant Control System

Power Plant Building

Civil Works

Condenser Cooling System

Substation, Transformers & Transmission Line System

Fixed Assets (FA): depreciable

Total EPC (PPE, BOP)

EPC Contingency

Documentary Stamps (DS) – for EPC Contract

Capitalized Expenses (CE): depreciable

Project Development Costs (consultants, financial modeler)

Other Costs, Txes and Contingencie

Carbon Emission Reduction (CER) Registration & Consultancy

Working Capital (WC): depreciable

Fuel Costs


Chemicals & Materials

Utilities (electricity, water)

DOE 1-94 (government impost per kWh)

Maintenance of installation

Personnel expenses

Land Lease

Other Services (janitorial, security,transport)

Interest During Construction (IDC): depreciable

Legal fees (contracts)

Loan arranger fees (investment banker, financial modeler)

Commitment fees (bank for undrawn funds)

Interest during construction (bank for drawn funds)

Total Investment (project cost) = LC + FA + CE + WC + IDC

Debt Service Calculation (principal, interest, balance)

Debt Service Reserve Fund (6 months worth of principal and interest)

Balance Sheet before and after Dividends Payment (assets, liabilities, equity)

Calculation of Dividends Payable and by shareholder

Cash Flow Statement (operations, investment, financing, cash flow, balance)

Levelized Price and Generation Cost Breakdown (discounted)

Financial Ratios (current, quick, turnover, return on assets, return on equity)

2) CDM (kg CO2 per kWh gross generation by type of fuel)

3) NREL (levelized cost of energy using US NREL formula)

4) GRAPHIC (gross margin, net profit after tax, cash flow for debt service, debt service vs time)

5) FINANCIAL (bank proforma income statement, balance sheet and cash flow)

6) TOU Rate (week days, week ends) per hour

7) Tariff Rates (peak and off-peak) per day


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