A POWER Purchase Agreement is a legal contract between an electricity producer (supplier) and an electricity buyer (buyer, usually an electricity supplier or a large electricity buyer/distributor). Contractual terms can take between 5 and 20 years during which the buyer buys energy and sometimes also capacity and/or ancillary services from the electricity producer. These agreements play a key role in financing assets of own property producing electricity (i.e. not held by a utility company). The seller under the AAE is usually an independent electricity producer or a “PPI.” The buyer generally requires the seller to guarantee that the project meets certain performance standards. Performance guarantees allow the buyer to plan accordingly when developing new facilities or when executing application plans, which also encourages the seller to keep appropriate records. In cases where the supplier`s delivery does not meet the buyer`s contractual energy needs, the seller is responsible for restructuring the buyer`s debt. Other guarantees can be contractually agreed, including availability guarantees and performance curves. Both types of safeguards are more applicable in regions where the energy used by renewable technologies is more volatile.  It is essential to know how much energy you bring with them to negotiate an AEA. This is the key to a successful negotiation. RWE Renewables is one of the largest players in the field of renewable energy.
We are one of the world`s leaders in the development, construction, operation and ownership of renewable projects on a supply scale. We understand the needs of our partners and offer specially designed and customized products. We know that Corporate PPAs can be complex and, in partnership with us, we can help make it simple and simple. With PPAs, your business can benefit from a stable and predictable cost while improving your carbon footprint and promoting your green image. Electricity prices are agreed as the basis for an AEA. Prices can be flat, degenerate over time or otherwise negotiated, as long as both parties agree to the negotiations. In a regulated environment, an electricity regulator will regulate the price. An AEA will often indicate how much energy the supplier must produce each year, and the excess energy generated will have a negative impact on the rate of sale of the electricity the buyer will purchase.  This system is designed to encourage the seller to properly assess the amount of energy produced over a period of time. In the case of decentralized production (where the generator is on a construction site and the energy is sold to the building occupants), commercial PPAs have developed as a variant allowing companies, schools and governments to source directly from the generator and not from the distribution company.