Power Purchase Agreements 2017

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Date(s) - 30/01/2017 - 31/01/2017
All Day

Park Inn by Radisson

Master the drafting requirements of Power Purchase Agreements

The global trend of the electricity sector is moving from government controlled monopoly services to liberalized market places and is creating a highly complex regulatory scene, where all technical, operational, regulatory, market interfacing and commercial requirements for long-term basis should be captured in the Power Purchase Agreement. There are different models for power purchase agreements. The earlier models are evolving to cover diverging generation types and the increasing technical complexity required to operate and dispatch generation capacity of renewable and dispersed micro generation. Learn to navigate this multi-faceted landscape by attending our comprehensive and highly practical 2-day course.

Benefits of Attending

  • Understand the complexity of power purchase agreements to assess the impact for your business
  • Evaluate your current power purchase agreements and position yourself to influence the stakeholders involved.
  • Broaden your knowledge of power purchase agreements on a global scale to evaluate opportunities
  • Review to what extent the power purchase agreements will be beneficial for various market conditions
  • Boost your practical knowledge through actual case studies taken from real-life scenarios

Course Agenda DAY 1:

Overview of Power Purchase Agreements Types

The structure of the electricity supply industry – variations of power purchase agreements

  • Evolution of the power purchase agreement
  • Regulation of the power purchase agreement
  • Variations of power purchase agreements
  • Power purchase agreements and what the benefits are
Practical Session: Power purchase agreements and associated electricity market regulation from our four different countries

The power purchase agreement role and objectives of electricity network regulation

  • The role and benefits of an independent economic regulator
  • The regulator as a proxy for a competitive market
  • Promotion of investment
  • Allowing investors freedom to manage their own risks and returns
  • Maximisation of economic efficiency
  • Taking into account social considerations and government policies

The power purchase agreement and the stakeholders

  • Identification of the stakeholders for power purchase agreements
  • What should and should not be comprised in long-term power purchase agreements?
  • Subsidy schemes and the impact on power purchase agreements
  • Environmental regulation, economic outlook, government credit rating, taxation
  • Feedstock delivery agreements and responsibilities
  • Supply guarantees and contractual commitments in Power Purchase Agreements
Practical Session: Power purchase agreement stakeholder mapping

Power purchase agreement types

  • Base generation, renewable, dispatch able
  • Subsidy impact on power purchase agreement
  • Impact of co-generation deliveries from power generation source, district heating, desalination
  • Capacity payments versus free market Spinning reserve
  • Supply guarantees and contractual commitments in power purchase agreements

Incentive Based Power Purchase Agreements

Efficiency regulation

  • How to encourage efficient operations
  • CO2 regulations, politics, incentives
  • Who should share benefits from improved efficiency
  • The role of efficiency benchmarking
Practical Session: Efficiency based power Purchase Agreement development identification

Course Agenda Day 2:

Details of Electricity Network Regulation

Power purchase agreements and forecasting robustness

  • Forecasting demand short term, and non-controlled power generation supply gap
  • Capacity payment ratio versus power supply payments – adapting fossil generation to reduced operation.
  • Forecasting energy usage as a component of forecasting of revenue
  • Forecasting demands for maintenance undertaking
  • Forecasting capital and operational expenditure How to assess forecasts

The power purchase agreement and financing

  • Power purchase agreement for competitive bidding processes
  • The relevance and importance of regulated cost of capital in electricity network regulation
  • How to determine the cost of capital
  • Benchmarking of operational costs
  • Renewable guaranteed off take pricing
Practical case study: Renewable impact on power generation market in Europe, how not to repeat

Interfacing challenges for the establishment and services for a generator for the power purchase agreement

  • Custody transfer complexities, independence of
  • How to handle shared assets and interconnection
  • Own consumption metering
  • Regulation of prices vs. revenue
  • Pricing of non-core services, additional regulation requirements

Who Should attend

All those involved in setting up power purchase agreements. Participants include:

  • Network operators
  • Governments and regulators
  • Renewable power suppliers
  • Large power users
  • Independent power producers
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Consultants
  • Market operators


Group booking discounts:

Group bookings of 2 – 4 participants receive a

10% discount

Group bookings of 5+ participants can benefit

from even better rates.

To register or need further information, please contact us directly:


Neal Esau
Sales Manager
Spintelligent Training Academy

+ 27 21 700 3565

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