Financial Analysis of Energy Efficiency Projects: Intermediate


$ 0.00 $ 149.00

Format: Online, on-demand streaming
Length: ~ 2.5 hours
CEUs: Coming soon

This session delves more deeply into the financial concepts learned in the beginning session. Students will learn how to model expected cash outflows and inflows over time, how to calculate a project’s present value and other financial metrics, and how to generate compelling capital budgeting requests.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND: (See Eligibility Criteria below)

Anyone attempting to evaluate and/or lobby for expense-reducing capital projects; project development roles (e.g., engineers, vendors, manufacturers’ reps); program managers; utility and/or regulator staffs attempting to set metrics for encouraging/approving energy projects; etc.


  •  Understand the differences between simple payback period (SPP), return on investment (ROI), internal rate of return (IRR), modified internal rate of return (MIRR), savings-to-investment ratio, net present value (NPV) and life-cycle cost analysis
  • Know which of these financial metrics are appropriate for mutually exclusive versus non-mutually exclusive decision-making settings
  • Understand when and how to migrate the discussion from “popular metrics” (e.g., SPP, ROI, IRR) to “proper metrics” (e.g., MIRR, SIRR, NPV) and how to explain the advantages of “proper” over “popular” to your prospects so that they appreciate the distinction and enthusiastically embrace proper metrics
  • Calculate various financial metrics in the context of individual expense-reducing projects or packages of projects
  • Explore the financial analysis of expense-reducing capital projects in landlord/tenant settings 


    0. Introduction
    1. Moving From "Popular" to "Proper" Metrics to Drive Better Decisions
    2. Relationship Between Present Value and Future Value
    3. Finding the Right Numbers and Putting Them in the Right Place
    4. Building Intuition and Sanity-Checking Financial Analyses
    5. Applying the Metrics to Simple Scenarios
    6. Generating Financial Analyses for Packages of Projects
    7. Commercial Real Estate Effects: Who Pays/Benefits
    8. Funding Projects
    9. BONUS: Incorporating Business Acumen when Preparing Financial Analyses


    The Sacramento Municipal Utility District, or SMUD, has engaged EEFG, Inc. to provide this online/on-demand training to the following eligible stakeholders:

    1)  Customers of Sacramento Municipal Utility District

    2)  Professionals working in support of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District or its customers (e.g., a consultant helping a SMUD customer with their utility bills, benchmarking, or other efficiency initiatives)

    If you are not eligible for registration because you are neither a customer of Sacramento Municipal Utility District, nor a professional working in support of Sacramento Municipal Utility District or its customers, you will be invoiced the full price of $149. If you have any questions, please contact EEFG, Inc. at 

    Registration is for a license to use these course materials on a PER-PERSON basis for one year.  If you are registering for more than one person, please select the correct quantity of people and provide email addresses for each attendee in the notes field when completing registration. Account log on information will be sent to each attendee individually within 24 hours (Monday - Friday). Access by unlicensed registrants is strictly prohibited.  As the licensed registrant for this training, you are accountable for any illegal distribution of course content including sharing your log-on information with others, group viewing, posting copies of this material on the Internet or on a company server or intranet, and any other form of unauthorized sharing.  If you need additional help registering people for this course or using these training materials for your team, please email  so that they may be properly registered. All training materials are covered by U.S. Copyright law and under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.



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