Leases (Eneco as lessee)

A lease where Eneco, as lessee, has in fact all the benefits and risks of ownership is designated as a finance lease; otherwise, such agreements are recognised as operating leases.

Property, plant and equipment acquired on a finance lease are recognised, when the lease commences, at the lower of fair value of the leased asset and the present value of the lease instalments. These assets are then recognised pursuant to the accounting policies for property, plant and equipment. Lease instalments are broken down into interest and repayment components. The interest component is based on a constant periodic rate of interest on the carrying amount of the investment. The interest component is recognised through the income statement in the relevant period. The repayment component is deducted from the lease obligation.

Operating lease instalments are recognised in equal amounts through the income statement over the term of the lease.