Pivotal180 Newsletter September 2022

By Alison Leckie | September 10, 2022

In this newsletter:

  • Team News
  • What is News – IRA 
  • Course Updates
  • Course Portfolio and Classes 
  • Pricing and Discounts
  • Free Resources
  • Financial Model Audit 

Please feel free to check out all our videos on Pivotal180 YouTube.

Kind regards,

Team at Pivotal180

Team News

Fiona Wilson 

We are pleased to introduce you to Fiona who is working with us to create more content material for all our courses and is the lead on our new interview series.

Fiona is a renewable energy professional with over a decade of experience, most recently serving as Associate Director at the Clinton Foundation’s Islands Energy Program, supporting island nations’ renewable energy transition.  Her work has focused on project finance and IPP development, initially from a private sector perspective at an environmental finance firm, and more recently in government advisory, supporting public sector stakeholders in de-risking energy projects and ensuring project bankability. She has significant experience developing and executing energy projects across a range of technologies, including land-mounted and rooftop solar PV, floating solar PV, biogas, and biomass. Her favorite Excel shortcut is Ctrl +F4.

What is News

Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

The Inflation Reduction Act arrived unexpectedly, but in the view of most participants in this sector, it was a pleasant(ish) surprise. The best thing undoubtedly from the Act is that we have some transparency as to what the future holds with respect to tax credits. Gone (for a while at least) is the nervous wait at the end of the year to see what is in store for the following year or two.

However, as with all sudden changes in law, there is a lot to unpack and to consider. For example:

  1. Where do the new investment opportunities lie?
  2. How will this impact the number of investors in the sector?
  3. Do we still need tax equity?
  4. What do the provisions in the Act mean? When will the IRS provide clarification?

Luckily for you we have been (and will continue) creating content specific to these topics. The first blogs highlighting key changes from the Inflation Reduction Act and impacts on Green Hydrogen are on our website. We publish these regularly via LinkedIn so please follow us.

We are also in the process of updating our tax material in our renewable energy and tax equity courses to reflect the changes.

Exciting times ahead!

Course Updates 

We have been busy developing new online material for new courses and we are excited about the new content we will launch in 2022

We have moved into our new offices which includes our own film studio. This will enable us to regularly film and provide additional material for our current online courses. We will be adding a number of new videos over the next few weeks

Please see some of the new topics being added to our courses:

  • Seasonality
  • Reserve accounts and major maintenance
  • Excel shortcuts, tips and tricks
  • Interest rate day count
  • Deferred tax assets/liabilities
  • HLBV intro
  • Interest rate swaps
  • Alternative renewables offtake structures
  • Battery plus solar modeling

Course Portfolio

The courses in our existing portfolio have been developed to emphasize why things work and how the multi-faceted pieces fit in the broader context of a transaction.

We look forward to seeing you enroll in one of our up and coming courses.

We are back in the classroom in-person, reserve a place now.

Renewable live-streaming class beginning October 6, 2022. Register today

Renewable in person class beginning December,2022. Reserve a place 

A Project Finance and Infrastructure Modeling

Learn the concepts to develop a financial model related to PPP/P3s for both social and economic infrastructure.

A mining financial model will be added to this course soon. Watch this space!

Tax Equity Modeling

Gain an overview of the tax equity structures commonly used in U.S. renewable energy investments, with a focus on the development of a financial model. Dive deep into tax capital accounts, deficit restoration obligations, stop loss allocations, and HLBV accounting.

Renewable Energy Project Finance Modeling

Learn how to develop a best-practice financial model and optimize it for both debt and equity investors for a renewable energy project finance deal. Using a case study, participants learn the concepts required to develop a financial model related to wind and solar.

Introduction to Battery Storage

This course covers topics related to battery storage including energy markets fundamentals, types of battery storage, uses of storage capacity, battery terminology, economics behind batteries, risks associated with the storage investments.

Pricing and Discounts

Price increase existing courses.

  • It has been over two years since we launched our online courses and up until now we have not increased our prices, despite rapid inflation.
  • We wish to advise that the cost of our existing courses will increase on October 1, 2022. Renewable Energy, Tax Equity and Project Finance courses will be $900. Please be sure to register before the price increase.
  • Introduction to Battery Storage discount for existing customers expires on September 30, 2022.
  • All our other % discounts remain the same.
  • Annual subscriptions on these courses will remain at $100

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