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Hans Royal

About Hans Royal

Hans works with large institutions to source long-term PPAs. He’s an experienced renewable energy pro, with a background in origination, wind & solar M&A, and project development.
30 01, 2017

The Value of an Independent Advisor

By | 2017-02-08T12:09:02+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Business Blog, Industry Trends|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable energy In the wake of our announcement that Renewable Choice has been acquired by Schneider Electric, we’ve received questions from the community about implications for service offerings for corporates, and in particular, whether we will maintain our independence as a renewable energy advisor. [...]

28 10, 2016

What is the Difference between Direct and Financial PPAs for Corporate Buyers?

By | 2016-10-28T10:34:08+00:00 October 28th, 2016|PPA|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable energy. As the market for voluntary renewable energy buyers matures, commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) buyers desire a deeper understanding of how corporate renewable energy procurement differs from traditional energy sourcing strategies. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are the most impactful route large corporations with [...]

29 09, 2016

Why Wind? – Energy Goes Green in the Private Sector

By | 2016-09-29T11:45:06+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, Industry Trends|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable wind energy. As of May 2016, 28 corporations had publicly announced that they have entered into long-term offsite renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs).  As an increasing number of diversified corporations are entering into these contracts in order to realize both the financial and environmental [...]

26 07, 2016

Connecting The Dots: Common Questions About Corporate Power Purchase Agreements

By | 2016-09-27T11:05:13+00:00 July 26th, 2016|connect the dots, Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable wind energy. This blog is the first in our “Connect the Dots” series, intended to provide insight into how clean energy solutions connect companies to a variety of business advantages. In today’s installment, we will answer the most common questions about how corporate power [...]

23 06, 2016

The Call for Climate Action: Environmental Impact of PPAs

By | 2016-06-30T11:21:34+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|PPA|

Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable energy.  Responding to CDP in 2016? If so, you’ve probably seen that CDP has increased its emphasis on the value of climate action and how that translates into disclosure leadership.  CDP respondents are now being asked to set science-based goals and utilize renewable energy [...]

25 02, 2016

The Uncertain Cost of Energy: PPA Risk and Opportunity

By | 2017-09-20T15:04:16+00:00 February 25th, 2016|PPA|

This blog is the first in a four-part series on mitigating risk through your power purchase agreement (PPA) procurement process. Each blog in the series focuses on a different risk: market risk (this blog), regulatory risk, execution and operational risk, and reputational risk.  Author: Hans Royal helps the largest institutions and corporations transition to renewable wind [...]

11 02, 2016

What’s the Difference Between a Traditional and Renewable PPA?

By | 2016-03-03T10:44:40+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Business Blog, PPA|

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is a broad term which covers many types of contracts involving the purchase of energy between two parties. When we talk about renewable PPA deals, we're specifically talking about long-term, on- or off-site purchases of energy and RECs from a renewable energy project which is not yet built. Conversely, traditional power purchasing [...]