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FIN 583 Energy Project Finance
  1.5 hours Elective Terms Offered: W15(A), W16(A)
  Course Prerequisites: FIN 503 or 513 or 551 or 591 or 603 

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.