ProForm is an Excel spreadsheet that assists in the calculation of environmental and financial benefits of renewable energy projects that involve either electricity generation or non-electric energy production, as well as for energy efficiency projects that save electricity and/or fossil fuels.
When to Use This Tool
This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:
Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).
Internal rate of return and net present value with and without revenue from carbon credits. ProForm also calculates emissions of CO2 and several local air pollutants that may be avoided as a result of a project.
How to Use This Tool
Manual and other walkthrough materials are provided; Basic finance knowledge required
Level of Expertise
Basic performance and cost data per technology used, number of units to be installed in a year, fuel use or electricity offset