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Model for Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans (FINPLAN)


The Model for Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans (FINPLAN) is used for financial analysis of electricity generation projects by taking into account financing sources, expenditures, revenues, taxes, interest rates and weighted average capital costs, etc. Since financial constraints are often the biggest obstacle to implementing an optimal energy strategy, the model is particularly helpful for exploring the long term financial viability of projects by preparing cash flows, income statements, balance sheets and financial ratios.

Key questions addressed:

  • What is the financial viability of expanding my power generating system by one power plant or a network of power plants?

Sample data inputs:

  • Investment program for capacity additions and operating expenses
  • Economic and fiscal parameters (inflation, escalation, exchange rates, taxes)
  • Financial parameters (credits, bonds etc)

Sample quantitative outputs:

  • Cash flows
  • Balance sheet
  • Statement of sources
  • Application of funds
  • Working capital ratio
  • Leverage ratio
  • Debt repayment ratio
  • Global ratio

Access the Model for Financial Analysis of Electric Sector Expansion Plans (FINPLAN).

Resources:

IAEA Tools and methodologies for energy system planning and nuclear energy system assessments brochure.

Tool Summary

Cost:
  • Not specified
Expertise Required:
  • Moderate
Geographic Scope:
  • Sectoral
Activities/Scale:
  • Project
Impacts Assessed:
  • Economic
    • Balance of Payments
    • General