Recommendations - Decision Matrix
PROSPECT Recommendations-Decision Matrix tool for selecting financing schemes
(The PROSPECT Recommendations-Decision Matrix was developed during the H2020 project PROSPECT and will be updated in the context of the H2020 project PROSPECT+)
This self-assessment tool contains a set of questions, which help to determine which financing scheme will be the most suitable for the local authority to implement for local sustainable energy and climate project investments. It consists an easy-to-grasp checklist that assists a local authority in its first decision-making steps to decide against a set of financing alternatives (EPC, Third-party financing, Revolving funds Cooperative and Crowdfunding, Guarantee funds, Soft Loans, Green bonds), it compares them and proposes the most suitable one.
There are 4 sectors of recommendation:
• Public Buildings
• Public Lighting
• Private Buildings
For each sector, there are specific innovative financing schemes that could be best adopted in. For each financing scheme, the user should answer the questions by selecting one of the pre-determined (YES/NO) answers provided. These questions represent the pre-requisites for implementing each innovative financing scheme at the local level.
PROSPECT Recommendations-Decision Matrix tool provides an ease of implementation rate (%) for each financing scheme with regard to general framework conditions.
The financing scheme with the majority of positive answers (YES) is likely to be a suitable choice for your city/region.
More information to help you make a choice based on project-specific characteristics is also available in the PROSPECT Learning Handbooks.
Financial Indicators Calculator
Template for calculating financial indicators
This template will help you to calculate financial indicators for your energy projects. You will need to have an understanding of the capital investment costs, the operating and maintenance costs and the expected returns of your project. By entering the costs and returns in the respective tabs the dashboard will show the expected cash flows for your project and calculate the most important financial indicators – the net present value, the payback period and the internal rate on return. For a definition of these indicators please see the glossary on financial terms. You can download the template in order to fill in your values.