It is written to serve as a self study guide for energy engineers, technicians and technical managers who either lack formal training in the finance, accounting and engineering economics or simply need a means to refresh their knowledge in these subjects. Many technical managers feel inadequately equipped to understand certain important finance and accounting principles, yet these principles are important in interfacing and conducting business with accountants, financial analysts and upper management.
This book provides a resource to fill this gap, and to equip energy engineering professionals with the ability to employ decision making skills founded on financial calculations and quantitative analysis.
2 – Break-Even Analysis Concepts & Analysis
3 – Energy Engineering Economics
4 – Financial Reporting Requirements
5 – Income Statements & Balance Sheets, Cash Flow & Working Capital
6 – Financial Metrics & Ratios: Payback Period, Future Value, Present Value, Time Value of Money Conversions
7 – Depreciation Alternatives
8 – Inventory Concepts
9 – Electric & Gas Bill Schedules, Calculations & Analysis
10 – Types of Costs, Life Cycle Costs & Repair vs. Replace Decisions & Analysis
11 – Energy Performance Contracting & ESCOs: Business, Economic & Financial Perspective