Power Purchase Agreements

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Power Purchase Agreements (PPA)

Power Purchasing Agreements

What is a Power Purchase Agreement or a PPA? In its simplest form, a Power Purchase Agreement is a contract between an energy generator and an energy supplier for the purchase of energy. An energy generator would be any business that has a generation asset. For example, a solar, wind or CHP solution that generates more energy than is required on-site and as such have an excess that they can sell. As with all energy, the excess generation is a commodity and there is a market for its purchase within the energy industry. The Power Purchase Agreement is the contract between the generator and the supplier for the purchase of the generated energy.

Physical / sleeved PPA vs virtual

There are three parties involved in any PPA – the generator / producer of the energy, utility / energy firm and offtaker (recipient of the energy).

Excess energy from a generator can be sold to the grid and purchased by a company. There are two types of PPA – a sleeved agreement and a virtual PPA. The main differences with a sleeved PPA (also known as a corporate PPA) and a virtual PPA (VPPA) is how the energy is managed at the grid and how the distribution is structured.

Within a sleeved PPA, the generator will send the energy to the grid and the power will be sent to the offtaker. It’s a direct relationship and agreement for a company to purchase the energy producer by a generator.

A virtual PPA would mean the energy is not being physically delivered to the offtaker / recipient and there’s no necessity for both parties to be connected to the same distribution network. A virtual PPA is effectively a financial arrangement, where the generated energy isn’t transferred directly to the recipient. The energy is sent to the supplier and the offtaker agrees to purchase an agreed amount of energy. Certificates and REGOs are transferred to confirm you’ve purchased renewable energy.

Benefits of a PPA

If you’re an energy intensive business then a power purchase agreement could be advantageous. Some of the benefits that exist are

  • You can protect your company against market price volatility. You are “locking-in” a deal for typically 10-20 years.
  • Forecast your pricing for the long term and avoid unexpected fluctuations
  • Enhance your green credentials
  • Reduce your carbon emissions
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Sell your energy as an offtaker

If you have a renewable energy solution that’s generating excess electricity and would like to discuss how you can sell your energy, please get in touch.

We have clients keen to partner directly with energy generators and we could help mediate a relationship. Alternatively, we can simply advise you on your options and explore avenues to expand your energy generation. We have assisted businesses as they start their asset-generation business and supported them through their growth and expansion.  We can support you in every stage of the journey, including all metering aspects of the generation asset. If you wish to generate and sell energy, please get in touch and speak to our PPA specialists.

How can we help?

As with any import supply, you are free to choose which supplier you contract with. Our industry leading knowledge and experience means we are well placed to source the right solution for your requirements. Our end-to-end project management approach will ensure that we always cover all aspects and that you are supported and confident in the solution you are pursuing.

We work with a range of suppliers that offer a host of different products that suit different needs and technologies. So, whether you are exploring the export market for the first time or have an existing agreement which you would like to review, eyebright can offer you the assistance you need.

Contact our expert energy services team for more information on 0141 530 4152.

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