Biogas (Waste to Energy) – Project Finance Model

Project Finance Model providing forecast and profitability analysis of a development and operating scenario for a Biogas Plant.

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Project Finance Model providing forecast and profitability analysis of a development and operating scenario for a Biogas (Waste to Energy) Plant.

The main purpose of the model is to enable users to get a solid understanding of the financial feasibility of a Biogas project and to evaluate the return to investors.

The model includes calculations of development and construction costs, electricity and waste heat production, revenue, and operating expenses, financing through Debt & Equity, and project return metrics (IRR, NPV, MOIC, Payback, etc.)

The structure of the template follows Financial Modeling Best Practices principles and is fully customizable.

Model Structure

• Setup Assumptions
This section is used to input all the assumptions for the project:
– Project Timing
– Development & Construction Budget
– Electricity Production and PPA Agreement metrics (Term and Tariff Rate)
– Supplementary Revenue Sources (Waste Heat, Digestate, Tipping (Gate) Fee)
– OpEx & CapEx Assumptions
– Financing & Reserve Accounts Assumptions

• Monthly Operating Model
Calculation of project operating cash flows over monthly periods from construction to operating phase (EBITDA).
It allows users to control the timing and how the cash flows over that time.

• Annual Operating Model, Project Returns & Performance Dashboard
Presentation of Project results in Annual Periods. Sections include:
– Annual Development & Construction Cash Flow
– Annual Operating Model
– Pre-Tax and After-Tax Cash Flow to Equity
– Project Return Metrics (IRR, Cash-on-Cash, Payback, NPV)
– Levelized Cost of Energy
– Debt, Reserve Accounts, CapEx & Depreciation Schedules

• Business Performance Dashboard
Presentation of Project results through sophisticated charts & graphs

• Investor Returns (Waterfall)
A standard 4-tier IRR hurdle waterfall model to distribute proceeds between investors.

• Project Executive Summary
Professional Executive Summary (can be used for investment decisions) containing all of the high-level relevant information for review and is designed to be easy to read, print, and save to pdf. It includes Project General Info, Timing, Sources, and Uses of Cash, Production and Purchase Power Agreement info, Financing, Project and Investor return metrics.

The model is available in 2 versions (Standard & Premium)

Standard Version includes:

• Set up Assumptions
• Monthly Operating Model
• Annual Development & Construction Cash Flow
• Annual Operating Model
• Debt, Reserve Accounts, CapEx & Depreciation Schedules

The Premium Version includes all the features of the Standard Version plus:

• Pre-Tax and After-Tax Cash Flow to Equity
• Project Return Metrics (IRR, Cash-on-Cash, Payback, NPV)
• Levelized Cost of Energy
• Business Performance Dashboard
• Investor Returns (4-tier IRR hurdle waterfall)
• Project Executive Summary

Instructions on the use of the model are included in the Excel files.

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