Statkraft is The largest renewable energy generator in Europe, founded in 1895 and owned by the Norwegian state. We develop and operate our own power plants and third parties and will market their performance. For our customers, we offer physical and financial energy solutions. We allow a profitable transition to green. Our team in the UK is helping you find your way to net zero. In a virtual AAE, the company that develops the renewable energy project sells the electricity to the grid once the project is completed. To obtain financing, the developer enters into a virtual PPP with a third party – let`s call the ACME Co. ACME Co.dem owner of the renewable project guarantees a certain fixed price for the electricity it sells to the grid. If the electricity is sold for less than the guaranteed amount, ACME Co. will pay the difference; If electricity is sold to the grid for more than the fixed price, ACME Co. will actually earn money. In this arrangement, there are some advantages for all concerned: the developer of the solar installation or wind farm has the price security he needs to get funding for the project, and ACME Co. has the opportunity to earn money.
Under a typical PPP, an offtaker enters into an agreement with a renewable developer that effectively guarantees a fixed price for the electricity it produces. The buyer pays a refund if the price is less than the fixed price. Through our partner Bryt Energy, we supply UK companies with zero carbon, 100% renewable electricity, produced exclusively from wind, hydro and solar power. This financial agreement is a key strategy for many companies to accelerate their sustainable development journeys. In the case of a VPPA, it is not necessary to provide physical energy to the client, it is a purely financial transaction. For large and small businesses, VPPPs allow the use of renewable energy on the supply scale while benefiting from the flexibility of a tailored solution. The purchase of renewable energy off-site protects against financial risks. Spanish renewable energy producer Acciona is talking to some Spanish companies about virtual PPAs, but discussions are mainly underway with U.S. multinationals, said Eduardo Sola, director of Acciona`s global origination.
Like other companies in Europe, Ferrero is increasingly under pressure from investors and authorities to convert to greener energy. But without enough wind or sun on his doorstep to offer a renewable alternative, he is looking for a new financial derivative known as a virtual power purchase contract. An electricity purchase contract (AAE) or an electricity contract is a contract between two parties, one that produces electricity (the seller) and the other that wants to buy electricity (the buyer). The PPP sets out all the terms and conditions for the sale of electricity between the two parties, including when the project will begin operating commercially, electricity delivery schedule, delivery penalties, payment terms and termination. An AEA is the main agreement that defines the revenue and credit quality of a production project and is therefore a key instrument of project financing. Greenpeace has signed a contract to power its Madrid offices with a wind turbine in Barcelona. Under this agreement, which is recorded as a down payment, the supplier gives an hourly guarantee on the origin of the electricity, i.e. if the turbine stops for maintenance silencers, Greenpeace knows that it pays for electricity from another renewable source. For corporate customers, blocking large electricity deliveries for years can protect against rising prices, but can be unfavorable when markets are down. The opposite applies to developers who, if prices rise, can lose revenue.