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In recent years, corporate America has made procuring clean and renewable energy a key part of its sustainability strategy, with numerous Fortune 500 corporations publicly announcing ambitious carbon reduction goals. In 2021 alone, corporations purchased a record 31.1 GW of renewable energy, a record that’s expected to be broken yet again in 2022. Purchasing power via Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (“Corporate PPAs”) with renewable projects can provide corporates with green power, additionality, and much greater control over their future power costs. Equally, servicing these corporate off-takers in this boom has become a large and growing market opportunity for renewable developers.
However, entering into Corporate PPAs presents significant challenges for both sellers and buyers. For corporate energy buyers, understanding how to quantify, manage and transfer significant transactional risk and how to negotiate the terms to protect themselves and their reputations through long-term changing market risks is critical. On the other hand, developers must also manage this market volatility and must incorporate financing and economic protections to manage those risks to successfully build and operate the project. Both sides must understand these critical components to effectively get deals done—and financed–in today’s market. Only those armed with the latest know-how on today’s cutting-edge structures in Corporate PPAs, including the latest market trends to navigate these market risks will be able to get the best possible outcomes in this challenging arena.
This course has been designed by the industry’s top market participants to bring attendees 100% up-to-speed on the latest developments in corporate renewable energy procurement, as well as providing detailed explanations and examples of the solutions being utilized in today’s advanced Corporate PPA deals. Infocast has fully updated our extraordinarily well-received Master Class on Corporate PPAs to demonstrate how structuring, negotiating, and documenting corporate renewable procurement from beginning to end should be done in today’s market and under today’s economic conditions. It will take developers and offtakers through the entire process from a look at emerging trends in corporate renewable energy procurement structures, risk allocation, incorporating energy justice, ESG and procurement strategy, and lessons learned from the front lines, to negotiating exceptional terms and fully executing viable and bankable deals to help corporations meet their carbon reduction goals.
Aaron Binkley, Director, Sustainability, DIGITAL REALTY
Adam Smith, Partner, ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP (London)
Adrian Anderson, Senior Director of Renewable Energy, MICROSOFT
Ashley Walter, Partner, ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP
Danielle Decatur, Director of Environmental Justice, MICROSOFT
Emily Cohen, Chief Development Officer, PRIMERGY
Erin Craig, Vice President, Customer Solutions and Innovation Group, 3DEGREES
Giji John, Partner, ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP
Gilbert Campbell, Founder & CEO, VOLT ENERGY UTILITY
J.T. Ho, Partner, ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP
Jenny Carney, Vice President, WSP
Jessica Johnson, Origination, Environmental Products, SHELL ENERGY NORTH AMERICA
John Richardson, Director, COHNREZNICK CAPITAL
Kelly Hanson-Schaefer, Associate Corporate Counsel, GOOGLE
Kelly Snyder, Senior Director of Origination – U.S. & Canada, EDP RENEWABLES
Kourtney Nelson, Principal Program Manager, MICROSOFT
Lana Le Hir, Senior Counsel, ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP
Lauren Tatsuno, Director, Energy & Climate Practice, 3DEGREES
Louise S. Gibbons, Partner, ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP
Scott W. Cockerham, Partner, ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP
Sidney Chang, Vice President of Origination, BALANCED ROCK POWER
Suzanne Tedrow, Director of Sustainability, Global Store Development, STARBUCKS
Teresa Hill, Partner, ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP
Yinka Bode-George, Senior Manager, VOLT ENERGY UTILITY