Leases (Eneco as lessor)

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

Property, plant and equipment made available to third parties by means of an operating lease is recognised in accordance with the accounting policies for property, plant and equipment. Lease instalments are allocated to the various periods so that a constant annual return is made on the net investment.

Property, plant and equipment made available to third parties by means of a finance lease is recognised as a receivable for the net investment in the assets. Lease instalments are then broken down into interest and repayment components based on a constant periodic rate of interest. The interest component is recognised through the income statement in the relevant period. The repayment component is deducted from the lease obligation.