Energy Project Finance

Course Code
FIN 583
Hours
1.5 hours
Type
Elective
Offered
  • Winter 18 (A)
  • Winter 19 (A)
  • Winter 20 (A)
Prerequisites
FIN 503 or 513 or 551 or 591 or 603
Energy Project Finance --- The energy industry is undergoing its biggest transition since the widespread adoption of electricity. A convergence of factors - Global warming, new technologies, resource constraints, shifting global demographics, and unpredictable global policies - has put in motion what will be the largest industrial transition in history. Harnessing and using energy productively is enormously capital intensive. Deploying capital into energy projects is complex, requiring investors to manage the diverse range of policy mechanisms, identify or develop the necessary supporting infrastructure and understand volatile markets and politics. The 6-week Energy Finance course will examine the economic drivers for energy investments and the fundamentals of financing energy projects. It will also cover traditional financial modeling tools used in the oil and gas industry, project finance models popular in the renewable energy industry, and new innovative financial mechanisms used by corporations involved in energy efficiency and demand response. Every week a guest speaker from the energy industry will lead students through a new financial model used to address a real world energy issue, allowing students to fine tune their analytical tools through interaction with professionals who use these tools on a regular basis. It will include three Excel based modules on modeling energy projects.

The 6-week Energy Finance course will examine the economic drivers for energy investments and the fundamentals of financing energy projects. It will also cover traditional financial modeling tools used in the oil and gas industry, project finance models popular in the renewable energy industry, and new innovative financial mechanisms used by corporations involved in energy efficiency and demand response. Every week a guest speaker from the energy industry will lead students through a new financial model used to address a real world energy issue, allowing students to fine tune their analytical tools through interaction with professionals who use these tools on a regular basis. It will include three Excel based modules on modeling energy projects.

Taught By
Lauren Bigelow
  • Intermittent Lecturer of Finance
Dr. Lauren Bigelow has been the CEO of the Growth Capital Network (GCN), which provides strategy, analytic, and impact evaluation services to the...