Johannesburg, 26-28 Nov 2018

3 day Masterclass

Renewable Energy Modelling



The 3 Day Masterclass in Renewable Energy Modelling teaches you how to create and analyse financial models for renewable energy projects for a variety of technologies including solar, wind, hydro, biomass and tidal. The course looks at different business models and funding structures.

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develop new skills

Create and analyse financial models for renewable energy projects

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get practical

Estimate project benefits and returns for all participants – developer, investors and debt providers

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gain strategic advantage

Assess and analyse project risks


You will learn how to develop a financial model that allows in-depth quantitative analysis of projects based on renewable energy technologies.

This course will assist developers and investors with structuring finance, assessing risks numerically and building a convincing business case for investors including analysis of sensitivities, scenarios and uncertainties.


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In just 3 days you will:

  • Discover the markets for renewable energy sources
  • Measure renewable energy projects
  • Establish the drivers for renewable energy projects
  • Build financial models to assess renewable energy projects
  • Delve into the technologies of renewable energy
  • Compare investors’ and lenders’ term sheets to decide on the best equity partners and debt providers;
  • Drive pricing strategy for PPA-price or bid prices;
  • Help lenders and investors in deciding to participate in the project and how.

Meet your instructor

Joachim Baumgaertner teaching Renewable Energy Modelling for Terrapinn Training

Joachim Baumgaertner is a specialist management consultant in the renewable energy sector, advising technology start-ups, growth companies, financial institutions and strategy consultants on a broad range of issues across the whole clean energy value chain, including complementary areas of business planning, technology strategy, financing and carbon management.

Organisations that will benefit:

  • Energy Companies
  • Investment Banks
  • Fund Managers
  • Investors
  • Project Developers
  • Power Companies
  • Utilities
  • Renewable Energy Services

Who will attend:

  • Investment Analysts
  • Business & Strategy Analysts
  • Business Development Managers
  • Debt Analysis

Course Agenda

  • Introduction to renewable energy sources and technologies: estimation of annual energy production.
  • Measures in renewable energy to compare projects and technologies
  • Revenue models: price finding mechanisms, quantity determination
  • Operational costs: fixed costs, variable costs, insurance, major maintenance
  • Financing instruments: Equity, loans, bonds, leasing, guarantees, tax credits
  • Modelling debt: repayment schedules, interest calculations, multi-currency
  • Case study: waste-to-energy plant in Nigeria
  • Creating a cash-flow based financial model in Excel: objectives, basic principles, key metrics
  • Development and construction phase vs operational phase
  • Pro-forma financial statements
  • Cash flows to project, debt and participating investors.
  • Structuring the project by varying leverage (debt sizing), share allocations and development fee.
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Scenario Analysis
  • Case study: 75MW solar power plant in South Africa
  • Using model output in investment and lending decisions: what makes a project “bankable”?
  • Application of uncertainty in annual energy production in lending decisions.
  • Debt re-financing
  • Secondary equity sale
  • Risk analysis: identifying risks and determining implications on financial model. Risks including credit risk, supply risk, market risk, interest rate risk, currency risk, completion risk, political risk and modelling risk.
  • Case studies: Off-grid hybrid solar-diesel in Ghana, hydro in Malaysia, biodiesel in Canada.
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For further information please call: +44 (0)207 092 1045

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  • “The depth and knowledge of my trainer was extremely impressive. In 3 days I have had, without a doubt, a masterclass on the industry. Truly world class.”

    - Gordon Dowall Potter, Past Delegate

  • “Well worth 3 days of study!”

    - Syed Hamza, Past Delegate

  • “The training was excellent! I give it a 10 and will get my trainer's support for my next challenges.”

    - Head of Partnerships & Customer Loyalty at Avis Budget, Past Delegate

  • “Extremely constructive course with a very good dynamic and passionate trainer.”

    - Managing Director at BNP Paribas, Past Delegate

  • “Impressive and cooperative trainer who wanted to make sure the delegates understood.”

    - Budgeting, Planning & Reporting Manager, Past Delegate


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