|Title||Accessing Secondary Markets as a Capital Source for Energy Efficiency Finance Programs: Program Design Considerations for Policymakers and Administrators|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Chris Kramer, Emily Martin Fadrhonc, Peter J Thompson, Charles A Goldman|
|Institution||State and Local Energy Efficiency Action Network (SEE Action)|
Efficient access to capital from secondary markets—reselling energy loans to investors to replenish program funds—is being advanced as an important enabler of the energy efficiency industry “at scale.” However, the role that secondary markets can play in bringing energy efficiency to scale is largely untested. Only a handful of secondary market transactions of energy efficiency loan products have been executed to date, and it is too soon to draw robust conclusions from these deals. At the same time, energy efficiency program administrators and policymakers face near-term decisions on whether and how to access secondary markets as part of their energy efficiency deployment strategy.
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