Financing strategy - 100% Renewables

Financing Strategy

In addition to developing your net zero strategy, you will also be planning how to best finance and resource the implementation of your strategy to achieve your goals. Your plans to reduce emissions will need to align with your business’ strategic and operational plans and budget cycles, and you may want to consider a range of options to finance your net zero projects, given your circumstances and objectives.

Like many businesses, you will most likely finance many projects through your capital and operating budgets. You may want help to prioritise the projects that offer the best return and secure support from key stakeholders. Another key strategy you should pursue is to stay abreast of grant funding and other incentives that are available. For larger or more complex projects, you may want to evaluate loan-financed, leasing, BOOT or EPC approaches to delivering your savings.

There are also other, more innovative options to fund your net zero strategy, such as establishing an internal carbon price, an onsite solar PPA, or creating a revolving energy fund.

With these different financing options, varying degrees of skills, human resources, internal systems and processes are required to help set them up and maintain them.

How can we help you with your financing needs?

We can help you define your optimal financing strategy to deliver your net zero strategy. Specifically, we can support you with:

  • Pre-evaluating possible financing options and selecting a shortlist
  • Relating each option to your current situation
  • Determining the risks and opportunities of each financing option
  • Workshopping the best options with key organisational stakeholders
  • Developing a draft financing pathway – determining when to finance what project
  • Model scenarios based on different inputs
  • If needed, help with establishing an internal price on carbon or setting up a revolving energy fund
  • Obtaining feedback from your leadership team
  • Refining your preferred financing options and scenario modelling
  • Developing a final pathway for implementation

What will you get throughout the project delivery?

  • Cumulative cash flow of your action plan
  • Comparison of financing options
  • Scenario and budget modelling

For further information, please download our Financing Strategy brochure.

What Our Clients Say
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“We have worked with 100% Renewables on a number of important energy strategies for our organisation. What we liked best in the recent project delivery was how 100% Renewables engaged with our team in collaboratively developing the plan within a tight timeframe.”

Dr. Roger Attwater Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability, Western Sydney University

“What I like about 100% Renewables is their flexibility of approach, acceptance and response to feedback, as well as their willingness to understand client needs.”

Manager Urban Sustainability Inner West Council

“I would say that the team at 100% Renewables are extremely professional and talented, and they made an initially daunting task manageable, and we worked with each other every step of the way. The team have great technical skills as well as engagement approaches that work well together. They were easy to deal with, always contactable and delivered our strategy on time, thank you!”

Jessica Marsh Sustainability Officer – Strategic & Environmental Planning, Kempsey Shire Council

What our clients say about us

Julia Seddon General Manager Corporate Affairs, Inghams

100% Renewables are professional, engaging renewable energy and carbon experts, the right sort of people to work with if you want to achieve transformational change in pragmatic steps. They spend time understanding the organisation's current state and it's readiness for change before identifying options for the future and steps to get there.”

Dr. Roger Attwater Senior Manager, Environmental Sustainability, Western Sydney University

We have worked with 100% Renewables on a number of important energy strategies for our organization. What we liked best in the recent project delivery was how 100% Renewables engaged with our team in collaboratively developing the plan within a tight timeframe.

Shannon Khalifeh Sustainability Manager Warrigal Aged Care

The 100% Renewables team are great at listening to our needs as their customer. The strategy was tailored to our organisational needs and strategic directions while also incorporating their expert advice.”

Dennis Frost USC Operations Manager, University of the Sunshine Coast

The best part of our experience with 100% Renewables was their personal, professional and partnership approach. Their team is focused on professional output..”

Michael Mathias Manager, Environmental Sustainability, Uniting

100% Renewables is responsive, proactive and effective communicators. I cannot fault the service.”

Deb Matthews Environmental Sustainability, Anglican Care

100% Renewables is always easy to work with. Great people to work with who get results.”

Matt O'Hara Chief Executive Officer, Oak Flats Bowling and Recreational Club and Illawarra Yacht Club

At times during our sustainability journey, we have needed leadership and guidance to achieve our goals. To this end, we are very proud to be Australia's first and only Climate Active certified Carbon Neutral Registered Club. We could not have achieved this without the expertise, leadership and guidance we received from 100% Renewables over the past years. I would have no hesitation in recommending 100% Renewables as your sustainability partner.

Emma Brannigan Commercial Director, Hartmann

The team at 100% Renewables helped us clearly identify what we needed to do, and the best way to approach it, all while setting up a framework and working document that laid out the information required. The 100% Renewables team is extremely knowledgeable, happy to challenge, and so positive and realistic- it has been a pleasure working with them!”

Dan West Manager Sustainability, Environment and Waste, City of Bayswater

100% Renewables know their stuff and bring independent expertise and experience to help you achieve your emission reduction objectives. What we liked best is their customer focus and interest to understand and work with us.

Jessica Marsh Sustainability Officer – Strategic & Environmental Planning, Kempsey Shire Council

I would say that the team at 100% Renewables are extremely professional and talented, and they made an initially daunting task manageable, and we worked with each other every step of the way. The team have great technical skills as well as engagement approaches that work well together. They were easy to deal with, always contactable and delivered our strategy on time, thank you!

Ken Wilson Waste & Sustainability Coordinator, Clarence Valley Council

Barbara and Patrick made our experience with 100% Renewables so easy, they quickly assessed our needs and were able to deliver advice is a practical, friendly and professional manner. 100% Renewables have the knowledge, expertise and capacity to deliver high-quality advice presented in a way that meets the brief and is meaningful to the client organisation.

Gary Murphy General Manager, Lismore City Council

Lismore City Council has set itself the ambitious goal to be self-sufficient in electricity use by 2023. Sustainable Business Consulting was selected to analyse our energy situation, consult with staff and Councillors and to deliver our Renewable Energy Master Plan. They were professional and engaging in their delivery and provided great value to Council. I would recommend them to any organisation who are looking for a long-term renewable energy plan

More information:

Below is an example for a cumulative cash flow model of the implementation of a net zero plan using a combination of a revolving energy fund, loan-funding and financing from the budget. Savings from emissions reduction projects are put back into the fund to enable further projects to be implemented.

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Watch this video, in which we talk about Revolving Energy Funds, what they are and what the benefits are. We also talk about how to operate them. Most importantly, we demonstrate the usage of the tool that we’ve developed for the New South Wales government.

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How one dollar spent can fund emissions reduction projects multiple times

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