Exhibit 10.17






This Fourth Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement is entered into as of March 29, 2017 (the "Amendment"), by and among TELKONET, INC. and ETHOSTREAM LLC (together, "Borrowers" and each, a "Borrower"), and HERITAGE BANK OF COMMERCE ("Bank").




Borrowers and Bank are parties to that certain Loan and Security Agreement dated as of September 30, 2014 and as amended from time to time, including pursuant to that certain First Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement dated as of February 17, 2016, that certain Second Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement dated as of October 27, 2016 and that certain Third Amendment to Loan and Security Agreement dated as of January 25, 2017 (collectively, the "Agreement"). Following the sale of certain assets of Ethostream, LLC (to which Bank has separately provided its consent), Borrowers have requested, and Bank has agreed, to amend the Agreement in accordance with the terms set forth herein.




NOW, THEREFORE, the parties agree as follows:


1.            Section 6.9(b) of the Agreement is amended and restated in its entirety to read as follows:


(b)       EBITDA. Measured as of the end of each fiscal quarter, the maximum year-to-date EBITDA loss for Telkonet, Inc. shall not exceed the amounts set forth below:


Fiscal Quarter Ending Year-to-Date EBITDA Loss
March 31, 2017 ($845,000)
June 30, 2017 ($1,486,000)
September 30, 2017 ($2,023,000)
December 3I, 2017 ($2,651,000)


Notwithstanding the foregoing, if Telkonet, Inc. deviates from its projected EB1TDA by an amount that is less than $100,000, Borrowers shall be deemed in compliance with this Section 6.9(b).


2.            Borrowers represent and warrant that the representations and warranties contained in the Agreement are true and correct as of the date of this Amendment, and that no Event of Default has occurred and is continuing,


3.            Unless otherwise defined, all initially capitalized terms in this Amendment shall be as defined in the Agreement. The Agreement, as amended hereby, shall be and remain in full force and effect in accordance with its respective terms and hereby is ratified and confirmed in all respects. Except as expressly set forth herein, the execution, delivery, and performance of this Amendment shall not operate as a waiver of, or as an amendment of, any right, power, or remedy of Bank under the Agreement, as in effect prior to the date hereof. Each Borrower ratifies and reaffirms the continuing effectiveness of all agreements entered into in connection with the Agreement.


4.            This Amendment may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one instrument. In the event that any signature is delivered by facsimile transmission or by e-mail delivery of a ".pdf' format data file, such signature shall create a valid and binding obligation of the party executing (or on whose behalf such signature is executed) with the same force and effect as if such facsimile or ".pdf' signature page were an original hereof.


5.            As a condition to the effectiveness of this Amendment, Bank shall have received, in form and substance satisfactory to Bank, the following:







(a)       the original signed Amendment and all other Loan Documents being executed in connection herewith, duly executed by Borrowers;


(b)       payment of an amendment fee in the amount of $5,000 plus all Bank Expenses incurred through the date of this Amendment; and


(c)       such other documents, and completion of such other matters, as Bank may reasonably deem necessary or appropriate.

















IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have executed this Amendment as of the first date above written.


  By: /s/ Jason L. Tienor
  Name: Jason L. Tienor
  Title: CEO
  By: /s/ Jason L. Tienor
  Name: Jason L. Tienor
  Title: CEO
  By: /s/ Karla Schrader
  Name: Karla Schrader
  Title: VP












The undersigned authorized officer of Telkonet, Inc., on behalf of all Borrowers, hereby certifies that in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Loan and Security Agreement between Borrower and Bank (the "Agreement"), (i) Borrower is in complete compliance for the period ending ____________ with all required covenants except as noted below and (ii) all representations and warranties of Borrower stated in the Agreement are true and correct as of the date hereof. Attached herewith are the required documents supporting the above certification. The Officer further certifies that these are prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and are consistently applied from one period to the next except as explained in an accompanying letter or footnotes.


Please indicate compliance status by circling Yes/No under "Complies" column.


Reporting Covenant Required Complies
Borrower prepared financial statements Quarterly within 45 days Yes     No
Compliance Certificate Quarterly within 45 days Yes     No
Wells Fargo bank statements Monthly within 15 days Yes     No
AIR & A/P Agings Within 5 days of 15th and last day of each month Yes     No
Customer deposit listing Within 5 days of 15th and last day of each month Yes     No
Borrowing base certificate Within 5 days of 15th and last day of each month Yes     No
Inventory report Monthly within 15 days Yes     No
Offsite Inventory listing Monthly within 15 days Yes     No
Deferred revenue schedule Quarterly within 15 days Yes     No
Annual financial statements (CPA Audited) FYE within 120 days Yes     No
Annual financial projections and budget Annual within 30 days before FYE Yes     No
Federal Tax Returns Annual, within 15 days of filing Yes     No
10K and 10Q (as applicable) Yes     No
A/R Audit Initial and semi-annual Yes     No
IP Notices As required under Section 6.10 Yes     No


Financial Covenant Required Actual Complies
Minimum Asset Coverage Ratio (Monthly) 1.25: 1.00 ____:1.00 Yes     No
Telkonet, Inc. YTD EBITDA Loss as of      
March 31, 2017 ($845,000) $__________ Yes     No
June 30, 2017 ($1,486,000) $__________ Yes     No
September 30, 2017 ($2,023,000) $__________ Yes     No
December 31, 2017 ($2,651,000) $__________ Yes     No


Comments Regarding Exceptions: See Attached.   BANK USE ONLY
Sincerely,   Received by:    
TITLE   Date:        
  Compliance Status   Yes       No