We provide and develop financing solutions across the clean energy sector spanning renewable energy, low-emissions technologies and energy efficiency. We seek to catalyse and leverage funding for commercialisation and deployment of clean energy technologies necessary for Australia's transition to a carbon constrained economy.
Using a full range of financial instruments, the CEFC co-finances and invests, directly and indirectly, in clean energy projects and technologies. Read about our investments
The CEFC focuses on projects and technologies at the later stages of development which have a positive expected rate of return and have the capacity to service and repay capital. We can also look at earlier stage projects which have significant support and a risk profile appropriate for CEFC. See our case studies.
Typically we expect a private sector co-financier will participate with the CEFC to support projects. This demonstrates that the risk profile to be assumed by the CEFC is broadly market based.
To support the sector and achieve its purpose the CEFC may provide concessional finance but does not make grants. The nature and terms of such concessional finance takes into account the external benefits we assess the project generates. Concessional finance may be in the form of lower pricing, higher risk and/or longer duration.
One of the CEFC's core objectives is to address financial impediments that reduce the availability of private sector finance. The CEFC seeks out innovative structures to address such impediments which prevent investments in the clean energy sector.
Our commercial approach means that we assess investments on a case-by-case basis, looking to provide funds on the least generous terms possible for a project to proceed (i.e. as close to market terms as possible).