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ProForm


ProForm is a software tool designed to support a basic assessment of the environmental and financial impacts of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.

ProForm can assess renewable energy projects that generate electricity and/or produce non-electric energy, as well as fuel switching projects, methane gas capture projects, co-generation projects, and energy efficiency projects that save electricity and/or fuels.

These projects may involve a single installation of technology (such as a power plant) or they may include many units of equipment over one year or several. ProForm calculates basic financial indicators and avoided emissions of CO2 and local air pollutants expected from a project.

Key questions addressed:

  • What financial and environmental impacts can I expect for my renewable energy or energy efficiency project?

Sample data inputs:

  • Baseline technology
  • Electricity production
  • Baseline fuels used
  • Fuel carbon intensity
  • Capital upgrades
  • O&M costs
  • Electricity price received,
  • Value of carbon offsets
  • Tax rate
  • Discount rate

Sample quantitative outputs:

  • Internal rate of return
  • Net present value
  • Debt service coverage ratio
  • Payback period
  • Annual cash flow
  • Emissions of CO2 and local air pollutants

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Tool Summary

Cost:
  • Free
Expertise Required:
  • Simple
Geographic Scope:
  • Local
Activities/Scale:
  • Project
Impacts Assessed:
  • Economic
    • General
  • Environmental
    • Air
    • Greenhouse Gases