​​Advance Payment Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Advance Payment Bond - All States


Coverage:
Provides utility, project owner or EPC contractor with financial protection in the event modules are not delivered per supply contract terms, resulting in the advance payment being subject to refund.

Underwriting considerations:
Financial strength and track record of panel manufacturer.

Terms and conditions of supply contract.



Engineering, Procurement, Construction Payment Bond
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Engineering Procurement Construction Payment Bond - All States

Coverage:
Provides guarantee of payment to EPC contractor pending financing being in place to assume progress payment obligations.

Facilitates for long lead items to be secured.

Underwriting considerations:

Status of project

Status of financing being negotiated

Long lead items must be commercially available and marketable, and on approved list of manufacturers.

Notification to surety of nonpayment of monthly invoices must be timely, and within 30 days of nonpayment.

Term and premium earn:
Short term, premium fully earned first year unless otherwise negotiated

The EPC bond will provide default protection, with the following understanding:

The bond backs a contract, so the underlying contract terms and conditions identifies what is covered by the bond, and the default provisions.

In the event there is a default by project owner (principal), and the cure has not been resolved, then the surety will cure the default by:

     Taking over responsibility for the long lead items ordered but not delivered.

     Pay the outstanding invoices for work performed.

To be most effective:

The underlying contract should be clear and precise as to what is covered under the bond, both in terms of long lead items and scope of work subject to invoices.

Invoices for work should clearly identify the work being performed as part of the itemized scope in the contract that is covered by the bond
Purchase orders for long lead items should clearly identify and tie to items identified in the contract.

Disputed items on an invoice need to be resolved prior to making a claim under the bond, or have supporting documentation that counters any defenses.

Notification to the surety should be concurrent with notices to project owner, with default cure requirement and timelines.

Simple underwriting requirements



EPC Contractor Payment Bond
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - EPC Contractor Payment Bond - All States


Coverage:
Provides facility owner with financial protection to guarantee payment to all subcontractors, vendors and suppliers, also to include payment of any other obligations that arise under the contract that are the obligation of the Principal.

Underwriting considerations:


Financial Strength and track record of EPC contractor.

EPC Contract terms and conditions

Term and premium earn:
Fully earned first year, pro-rata after first year

EPC Contractor Payment Bond with Design and Performance
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - EPC Contractor Payment Bond with Design and Performance - All States

Coverage:
Provides facility owner with financial protection to guarantee payment to all subcontractors, vendors and suppliers, also to include payment of any other obligations that arise under the contract that are the obligation of the Principal.

Clarifies coverage includes design and performance aspects of the contract

Underwriting considerations:
Financial Strength and track record of EPC contractor.

EPC Contract general terms and conditions

EPC Contract specific terms and conditions regarding design and performance aspects.

Insurance on design risk

Term and premium earn:
Fully earned first year, pro-rata after first year


EPC Contractor Performance Bond
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - EPC Contractor Performance Bond- All States


Coverage:
Provides facility owner with financial protection to guarantee performance of contract through completion, and for the surety to facilitate curing a default..

Underwriting considerations:
Financial Strength and track record of EPC contractor.

EPC Contract general terms and conditions

EPC Contract specific terms and conditions regarding design and performance aspects.

EPC Contractor not responsible or liable for design risk

Term and premium earn:
Fully earned first year, pro-rata after first year


EPC Contractor Performance Bond with Design and Performance
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - EPC Contractor Performance Bond with Design and Performance- All States

Coverage:
Provides facility owner with financial protection to guarantee performance of contract through completion, including the design and performance components, and for the surety to facilitate curing a default.

Underwriting considerations:
Financial Strength and track record of EPC contractor.

EPC Contract general terms and conditions

EPC Contract specific terms and conditions regarding design and performance aspects.

EPC Contractor not responsible or liable for design risk

Term and premium earn:
Fully earned first year, pro-rata after first year


EPC Payment Bond with Solar Module Sublimit - All States
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - EPC Payment Bond with Solar Module Sublimit - All States 

Coverage:
When EPC is already providing a 100% payment bond to a guarantee a prime contract that includes the purchase of modules, the module provider can be specifically named as an obligee for the modules being supplied to the project.


General Contractor Payment Bond
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - General Contractor Payment Bond - All States

Coverage:
Provides facility owner with financial protection to guarantee payment to all subcontractors, vendors and suppliers, also to include payment of any other obligations that arise under the contract that are the obligation of the Principal.

Underwriting considerations:

Financial Strength and track record of EPC contractor.

EPC Contract terms and conditions

Term and premium earn:
Fully earned first year, pro-rata after first year


​​General Contractor Performance Bond
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - General Contractor Performance Bond - All States

Coverage:

Provides facility owner with financial protection to guarantee performance of contract through completion, and for the surety to facilitate curing a default..

Underwriting considerations:
Financial Strength and track record of EPC contractor.

EPC Contract general terms and conditions

EPC Contract specific terms and conditions regarding design and performance aspects.

EPC Contractor not responsible or liable for design risk

Term and premium earn:
Fully earned first year, pro-rata after first year



Interconnection Payment Bond
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Interconnection Payment Bond - All States


Coverage:
During study phase - provides utility with withdrawal fee of 50% of network update estimate if project is withdrawn.

During construction  - provides utility with full coverage of cost of construction estimates.

Underwriting considerations:
Study phase – Amount of estimated network upgrades

Construction phase – Commitment of funds to pay construction costs, and bonded contractor.

Risk mitigated by bonded contractor and funds in place during construction.

Term and premium earn:
One to three year window, premium fully earned first year.




On Bill Finance - Utility Payment Bond

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - On Bill Finance - Energy Efficiency Upgrades - Utility Payment Bond - All States
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - On Bill Finance - Solar Projects - Utility Payment Bond - All States


Coverage:

Provides the utility with protection against a ratepayer defaulting on their utility bill that includes On Bill loan repayment for installation of a solar system or other energy efficiency updates.


Underwriting considerations

Financial strength of utility ratepayer, and payment history with utility.


Program Outline: On Bill Surety Program



Power Purchase Agreement - Surety Payment Bond

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Power Purchase Agreement Surety Payment Bond - All States


Coverage        

Provides for the cost differential incurred by the obligee between the cost of power that was contracted to be delivered, and the cost on the spot market that had to be paid.

Underwriting considerations:

Anticipates outages will be limited and quickly resolved.

PPA cost of total facility power per day, against average spot market conditions if full outage occurs.

Quality of panels, invertors and equipment

Statistical panel failure rate and similar data analytics.

Risk mitigated by insurance, data analytics, quality O&M services and risk transfer where possible.


Term and premium earn:

Up to twenty year annually renewable, premium fully earned first year.


Solar Facility Decommissioning Bond
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Facility Decommissioning Bond - All States


Coverage     
Provides for the removal of all panels and  equipment at the end of the lease term.


Underwriting considerations:
Financial strength and track record of panel manufacturer.

Terms and conditions of decommission plan


Ability to monitor project performance.  


Statistical panel failure rate and similar data analytics.



Solar Facility Operations And Maintenance Performance Bond With Performance Guarantee
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Facility Operations And Maintenance Performance Bond With Performance Guarantee - All States


Coverage:

Provides facility owner with financial protection to guarantee performance of O&M contract, including the performance guarantee components, and for the surety to facilitate curing a default.


Clarifies coverage includes design and performance aspects of the contract

Term and premium earn:
Fully earned first year, pro-rata after first year



Solar Facility Operations And Maintenance Payment Bond
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Facility Operations And Maintenance Payment Bond - All States


Coverage:
Provides facility owner with financial protection to guarantee payment to all subcontractors, vendors and suppliers, also to include payment of any other obligations that arise under the contract that are the obligation of the Principal.

Underwriting considerations:
Financial Strength and track record of O&M contractor.

O&M Contract general terms and conditions

Term and premium earn:
Fully earned first year, pro-rata after first year



Solar Facility Operations And Maintenance Performance Bond
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Facility Operations And Maintenance Performance Bond - All States


Coverage:
Provides facility owner with financial protection to guarantee performance of contract, and for the surety to facilitate curing a default.

Underwriting considerations:
Financial Strength and track record of O&M contractor.

O&M Contract general terms and conditions

Term and premium earn:
Fully earned first year, pro-rata after first year



Solar Module Payment Bond

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Module Payment Bond - All States


Coverage:
Provides panel manufacturer with financial protection in the event payment is not received for panels delivered.


Underwriting considerations:
Financial strength and track record of utility, project owner, or EPC.


Terms and conditions of supply contract.


Solar Module Supply Bond
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Module Supply Bond - All States


Coverage:
Provides utility, project owner or EPC contractor with financial protection in the event panels are not delivered per supply contract terms.

Underwriting considerations:
Financial strength and track record of panel manufacturer.


Terms and conditions of supply contract.



Solar Module Warranty Bond

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Module Warranty Bond - All States


Coverage:
Provides utility, project owner or EPC contractor with financial protection in the event panels are defective per supply contract terms.

Underwriting considerations:
Financial strength and track record of panel manufacturer.

Terms and conditions of supply contract.



Subcontractor Payment Bond
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Subcontractor Payment Bond - All States


Coverage:
Provides facility owner with financial protection to guarantee payment to all subcontractors, vendors and suppliers, also to include payment of any other obligations that arise under the contract that are the obligation of the Principal.


Underwriting considerations:

Financial Strength and track record of EPC contractor.


EPC Contract terms and conditions


Term and premium earn:
Fully earned first year, pro-rata after first year


Subcontractor Performance Bond

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Subcontractor Performance Bond - All States


Coverage:
Provides facility owner with financial protection to guarantee performance of contract through completion, and for the surety to facilitate curing a default..

Underwriting considerations:
Financial Strength and track record of EPC contractor.

EPC Contract general terms and conditions

EPC Contract specific terms and conditions regarding design and performance aspects.

EPC Contractor not responsible or liable for design risk

Term and premium earn:
Fully earned first year, pro-rata after first year




Wind Facility Decommissioning Bond

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Wind Facility Decommissioning Bond - All States


Coverage 
Provides for the removal of all panels and  equipment at the end of the lease term.

Underwriting considerations:
Financial strength and track record of panel manufacturer.

Terms and conditions of decommission plan

Ability to monitor project performance.  

Statistical panel failure rate and similar data analytics.

XBRL / FIBO for Surety

Data Analytics for Innovations and Improvements of the surety product

XBRL Extension for Construction, Energy and Transportation  

Surety Bonds Tailored for the Smart Grid


2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Advance Payment Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Engineering Procurement Construction Payment Bond - All States
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - EPC Contractor Payment Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - EPC Contractor Payment Bond with Design and Performance - All States
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - EPC Contractor Performance Bond- All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - EPC Contractor Performance Bond with Design and Performance- All States
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - EPC Payment Bond with Solar Module Sublimit - All States 
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - General Contractor Payment Bond - All States
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - General Contractor Performance Bond - All States
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Interconnection Payment Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - On Bill Finance - Energy Efficiency Upgrades - Utility Payment Bond - All States
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - On Bill Finance - Solar Projects - Utility Payment Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Power Purchase Agreement Surety Payment Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Facility Decommissioning Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Facility Operations And Maintenance Performance Bond With Performance Guarantee - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Facility Operations And Maintenance Payment Bond - All States
2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Facility Operations And Maintenance Performance Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Module Payment Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Module Supply Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Solar Module Warranty Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Subcontractor Payment Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Subcontractor Performance Bond - All States

2018 09-22 XBRL-CET - Wind Facility Decommissioning Bond - All States