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9 08, 2017

Renewable Retail: Target Hits the Mark

By | 2017-08-16T14:56:16+00:00 August 9th, 2017|News, PPA, Press Release|

Target, one of the leading and largest retailers in the U.S., is expanding its investment in renewable energy and sustainable operations. The company recently signed a long-term contract for 100 megawatts (MW) of new electricity generation capacity from the Solomon Forks wind farm in Kansas — enough energy to meet the average power needs of [...]

1 08, 2017

6 Common Pitfalls to Large-Scale Renewable Energy Procurement Success—and How to Avoid Them

By | 2017-07-28T14:53:50+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Adopting renewable energy at scale via power purchase agreement can be both challenging and rewarding. Renewables can add tangible brand and PR value, increase an organization’s resiliency to climate change, mitigate current and future risks such as energy price volatility and climate regulations including carbon taxes, achieve publicly committed renewable energy and carbon reduction goals, [...]

6 04, 2017

The Value of Running a Competitive PPA process

By | 2017-05-15T10:33:54+00:00 April 6th, 2017|PPA|

Author: Sarah Wolf coordinates client PPA activities and RFP processes for Renewable Choice's Strategic Renewables team Your company just tasked you with finding ways to meet your company’s aggressive energy or environmental goals while minimizing costs. What do you do first?  The best initial step is to consider all your options. Energy efficiency is a tried-and-true [...]

7 02, 2017

The Importance of Internal Stakeholder Engagement in Executing a PPA

By | 2017-02-07T14:29:42+00:00 February 7th, 2017|PPA|

Author: Misti Groves works directly with project developers & purchasers to execute strategic customized contracting solutions In this Q&A, Misti Groves, Senior Director of Business Development, addresses 4 primary stakeholder engagement considerations that commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) energy buyers face regarding power purchase agreements (PPAs). 1. Who and what departments are involved? Executing a successful [...]

20 12, 2016

Weighing the Co-Benefits of Renewable PPAs When Selecting a Project for Your Organization

By | 2016-12-21T12:59:55+00:00 December 20th, 2016|PPA|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and corporate sustainability. Corporate, industrial, and institutional (C&I) buyers are choosing renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs) for three primary reasons.  First, current federal subsidies and technology improvements make both wind and solar PPAs financially attractive.  Second, PPAs can help companies manage risks associated with carbon, climate change, [...]

8 12, 2016

The Outlook for Corporate Renewables in a Volatile Energy Market

By | 2016-12-08T11:30:21+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Industry Trends, PPA|

Author: Jay Pawlak has more than 9 years experience helping corporations enter the renewable energy market. Since the 2016 election, there have been concerns as to what the future holds for cleantech and the renewable energy market.  It’s becoming evident, however, that the sweeping changes proposed for the power sector under a Trump administration may [...]

29 11, 2016

Power Purchase Agreements—Not Just for Fortune 500 Giants Anymore

By | 2016-11-29T13:23:30+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Industry Trends, PPA|

Author: Jason Wykoff contracts for green power, including offsite PPAs, EACs, and carbon offsets, with some of the largest companies in the world. In 2010, Walmart and Google became the first commercial, industrial, & institutional (C&I) organizations to engage in a power purchase agreement (PPA).  Their landmark deals put corporate PPAs on the map, and [...]

7 11, 2016

We’re Not an Energy Company…So Why Would We Want to Do a PPA?

By | 2016-11-18T10:14:32+00:00 November 7th, 2016|PPA|

Author: Jason Wykoff contracts for green power, including offsite PPAs, EACs, and carbon offsets, with some of the largest companies in the World. Periodically, our prospective clients ask us this question, or a variation on: “We’re not an energy company, so why would we want to do a PPA and find ourselves so intimately tied [...]

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 [...]

6 10, 2016

Engaging Your Supply Chain on Renewable Energy

By | 2016-10-06T11:01:36+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: James Lewis is an expert in international renewable energy markets, with an emphasis on emerging markets in India Since Climate Week 2016 in New York City, the total number of RE100-pledged companies increased to 81.  Apple is one of the most recent – and interesting - additions.  Apple’s approach to achieving 100% renewable energy [...]

9 09, 2016

Why a Renewable Energy PPA is one of the Most Powerful Tools in Your Sustainability Toolbox

By | 2016-11-18T10:15:17+00:00 September 9th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Amy Haddon shares her expertise in communications and corporate sustainability. If you’ve been paying attention, you know that seismic shifts have been underway in how we’re generating energy worldwide, and how those actions play into international goals around carbon emission reductions.  What you may not know is the important role businesses have played in [...]

25 08, 2016

The Risk of Oversupply: Contracting for a Smart Renewable PPA

By | 2016-08-25T11:57:37+00:00 August 25th, 2016|PPA|

Author: Misti Groves works directly with project developers & purchasers to execute strategic customized contracting solutions. Why might the rapid penetration of renewables pose risks to corporate renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) buyers? We hear this question frequently within the commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) energy buying space. As the market for clean energy [...]

17 08, 2016

The Price of the PPA Learning Curve: Why Use a Renewable Energy Advisor

By | 2017-06-27T09:30:27+00:00 August 17th, 2016|PPA|

Author: Erin Decker is an industry-leading sustainability expert with extensive renewable energy and PPA experience. Executing a successful renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) is a nuanced process that involves education, internal approvals, project selection and evaluation. With corporate energy buying on the rise, companies are increasingly interested in exploring how to secure a long-term contract for [...]

11 08, 2016

Accounting Considerations for PPAs: Q&A with John Powers

By | 2016-11-18T10:17:18+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Business Blog, PPA|

In this Q&A, John Powers, VP of Strategic Renewables at Renewable Choice Energy,  addresses the primary accounting considerations that commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) energy buyers face regarding power purchase agreements (PPAs). While we strive to provide the best and most up-to-date information, we’re advisors, not accountants or lawyers.  None of the following is intended [...]

9 08, 2016

The Truth on Global Energy Markets: Corporates Shift Mindset Toward PPAs in New Regions

By | 2016-08-10T13:58:12+00:00 August 9th, 2016|International, PPA|

Author: James Lewis is an expert in international markets for renewables, with an emphasis on emerging markets in India. Comparing corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) in emerging global energy markets to opportunities in the United States is like comparing apples and oranges. Global energy markets have significant differentiators from U.S. markets that can benefit corporate energy [...]

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 [...]

21 07, 2016

Across the Pond & Beyond: Corporations Move PPA Efforts Overseas

By | 2016-11-07T10:27:43+00:00 July 21st, 2016|International, PPA|

Author: Jenna Bieller assists Renewable Choice in providing market-based insights and analysis, as well as sustainability communications. 2015 was a hallmark year for renewables in North America. U.S. corporate buyers surpassed all previous records of green power purchasing, and renewable energy goals became more ambitious than ever. Corporations are looking to extend this momentum across U.S. [...]

12 07, 2016

PPAs in India: Renewable Energy Opportunities on the Sub-Continent

By | 2017-07-11T11:54:54+00:00 July 12th, 2016|International, PPA|

Update, July 2017: the window is closing for corporations to secure this rewarding energy opportunity in India.   Author: James Lewis's expertise is in international renewables, with an emphasis on emerging markets in India. India is the largest democracy on the planet, and home to many multinational companies’ Asian operations. With a population of approximately [...]

5 07, 2016

Mexico’s Energy Reform: 3 Reasons to Act Now on Renewable PPAs

By | 2016-11-16T17:14:10+00:00 July 5th, 2016|International, PPA|

Author: Ian Law is Renewable Choice's in-house expert on emerging markets for renewable energy in Mexico.  In January of 2016, the Mexican government began the process of deregulating its electricity market, previously mandated by a law (Ley de la Industria Electrica) passed in August, 2014. Until this year, the state-owned utility CFE owned the rights [...]

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 [...]

9 06, 2016

The Economic Case for Offsite PPAs

By | 2016-07-15T11:17:31+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Jason Wykoff has extensive experience contracting for green power, including offsite PPAs, EACs and carbon offsets, with some of the largest companies in the United States. Power purchase agreements (PPAs) are the best way for a company to support the development of new clean energy while meeting its corporate sustainability targets. But organizations are [...]

2 06, 2016

The Role of RECs in a Utility-Scale PPA

By | 2016-07-15T11:17:46+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Author: John Powers has sold more renewable energy to companies than anyone working today. This is the second blog in our 3-part series on the articulation of the role of RECs and additionality in green power purchasing. To start with the first blog in the series on additionality claims, click here. While corporate, industrial, [...]

9 05, 2016

Five key considerations when working with non-traditional energy buyers

By | 2016-12-08T10:52:39+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: John Powers leads the Strategic Renewables Division at Renewable Choice Energy and has helped corporate, industrial, and institutional (C&I) clients achieve their renewable energy goals for over 12 years. This is the second in a 4-part series of blogs on the explosive renewable growth currently underway in the commercial & industrial market sector. Everyone [...]

21 03, 2016

Growing your Brand Reputation from Renewable Roots

By | 2016-09-29T09:32:40+00:00 March 21st, 2016|PPA|

This blog is the final installment in a four-part series on mitigating power purchase agreement (PPA) risk. Each blog in the series focuses on a different risk: market risk, regulatory risk, execution and operational risk, and reputational risk (this blog). Author: Erin Decker is an industry-leading sustainability expert with extensive experience with renewable energy In a [...]

14 03, 2016

Favorable Electricity Markets are Good News for Corporate PPA Buyers

By | 2016-03-17T13:47:28+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

Author: Misti Groves is a Senior Director of Strategic Renewables at Renewable Choice where she works directly with project developers and purchasers to execute strategic, customized contracting solutions. Renewables are surging in the US and abroad as traditional fossil fuel markets begin to lose ground.  Corporate buyers, in particular, are playing an increasingly powerful role [...]

10 03, 2016

3 Ways Business Buyers Can Mitigate PPA Operational Risk

By | 2016-09-29T09:33:37+00:00 March 10th, 2016|PPA|

This blog is the third in a four-part series on mitigating power purchase agreement (PPA) risk. Each blog in the series focuses on a different risk: market risk, regulatory risk, execution and operational risk (this blog), and reputational risk. Author: John Powers is an industry-leading authority on commercial renewables purchasing When approaching any long-term contract, [...]

3 03, 2016

Navigating Energy Market Regulation for the Savvy PPA Buyer

By | 2016-09-29T09:33:59+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|PPA|

This blog is the second 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, regulatory risk (this blog), operational and execution risk, and reputational risk. Author: Misti Groves works directly with project developers & purchasers to execute strategic [...]

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 [...]

1 02, 2016

Market Predictions Come True for Renewable Energy

By | 2016-04-11T11:20:05+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Industry Trends, PPA|

Early predictions of what is to come for the renewable energy industry resonate clearly today, as wind energy rides the tailwinds of success from 2015 into the new year. Almost 6 months ago to a T, Renewable Choice Energy CEO Quayle Hodek spoke on a panel with Chadbourne about the prospects for corporate PPAs. In [...]

5 01, 2016

Cloud Computing Company Salesforce Signs First Major Renewable Energy Transaction

By | 2016-07-12T13:58:19+00:00 January 5th, 2016|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

2014 was a record-breaking year for corporate renewable energy procurement and 2015 has already nearly tripled last year's total. Now, to cap what is already a banner year, a company recently signed another major PPA deal for 125,000 megawatt-hours of electricity annually. This “virtual” PPA contracts for energy from a wind farm being developed in [...]

28 10, 2015

Top Three Benefits of Long-Term Power Purchase Agreement for Your Business

By | 2017-04-04T13:33:57+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, PPA|

A power purchase agreement (PPA) is the energy source of the 21st century. But what is so alluring about these agreements for large commercial, industrial, and institutional (C&I) buyers? Why are businesses like Google, Amazon, and Walmart placing PPAs at the center of their energy strategy? PPAs create an energy delivery agreement between C&I buyers [...]

17 07, 2015

Amazon gets serious on wind power

By | 2016-03-03T10:55:54+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Corporate Renewables, News, PPA|

Amazon.com announced this week that it would purchase its electricity from a new 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina, the largest wind farm in the entire southeastern United States. The deal confirms two things: First, that Amazon is serious about its goal to power its Amazon Web Services division with 100% renewable energy, and [...]