Revolutionizing Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement: Transactions and Trends Shaping the Energy Transition - Presented by Infocast

The Only Truly In-Depth Master Class on Corporate PPAs, Designed to Show Developers and Corporates How to Negotiate Deals That Offer Additionality, Risk Management and the Ability to Successfully Develop, Finance and Operate New Generation Capacity in This Booming Market

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.

Review our detailed course outline and reserve your place to come up to speed, and come up to the cutting edge—of current best practices in corporate renewable energy procurement.

CLASS TAKEAWAYS

 

Get tangible outcomes for immediate use and application!

  • Recognize the benefits of corporate PPAs to offtakers and generators and effectively account for them in agreements
  • Identify each of the critical documents of a Corporate PPA and their role in financing to ensure the success of the project.
  • Understand the risk customers are willing to take, and how risk mitigation is negotiated in contracts
  • Consider how your renewable energy purchases can advance and support Environmental and Social Justice consciousness in the development and procurement process
  • Learn how to Integrate the best practices for renewable energy procurement into your carbon-neutral and carbon-negative goals
  • Hear directly from leading developers and corporate buyers on their experiences, lessons learned and key takeaways

MASTER CLASS FEATURES

 

14+

Hours of Content

Expert-designed, highly-relevant curriculum

20+

Expert Instructors

Direct access to top industry experts and practitioners

In-Person Learning

Optimized professional learning format and setting

Expand Your Network

Connect with top professionals in your industry

 
 

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INSTRUCTORS

 

  • Lead Instructors

    Teresa Hill
    Partner
    ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP

    Lana Le Hir
    Senior Counsel
    ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP

    Contributing Instructors

    Adrian Anderson
    Senior Director of Renewable Energy
    MICROSOFT

    Aaron Binkley
    Director, Sustainability
    DIGITAL REALTY

    Yinka Bode-George
    Senior Manager
    LIGHTSOURCE BP

    Gilbert Campbell
    Founder & CEO
    VOLT ENERGY UTILITY

    Jenny Carney
    Vice President
    WSP

    Sidney Chang
    Director of Origination
    ENGIE NORTH AMERICA

     

  • Contributing Instructors


    Emily Cohen
    Chief Development Officer
    PRIMERGY

    Erin Craig
    Vice President, Customer Solutions and Innovation
    3DEGREES

    Danielle Decatur
    Director of Environmental Justice
    MICROSOFT

    Kelly Hanson-Schaefer
    Associate Corporate Counsel
    GOOGLE

    Jessica Johnson
    Origination, Environmental Products
    SHELL ENERGY NORTH AMERICA

    John Richardson
    Director
    COHNREZNICK CAPITAL

    Kelly Snyder
    Senior Director of Origination – U.S. & Canada
    EDP RENEWABLES

    Lauren Tatsuno
    Director, Energy & Climate Practice
    3DEGREES

  • Contributing Instructors


    Suzanne Tedrow
    Director of Sustainability, Global Store Development
    STARBUCKS

    Scott W. Cockerham
    Partner
    ORRICK HERRINGTON
    & SUTCLIFFE LLP

    Louise Gibbons
    Partner
    ORRICK HERRINGTON
    & SUTCLIFFE LLP

    J.T. Ho
    Partner
    ORRICK HERRINGTON
    & SUTCLIFFE LLP

    Giji John
    Partner
    ORRICK HERRINGTON
    & SUTCLIFFE LLP

    Adam Smith
    Partner
    ORRICK HERRINGTON
    & SUTCLIFFE LLP

    Ashley Walter
    Partner
    ORRICK HERRINGTON
    & SUTCLIFFE LLP

     

AGENDA

 

August 16, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM PDT

Session 1: Understanding Today’s Corporate Renewable Market
Session 2: Overview: The Evolution of Corporate PPA Structures
Session 3: Focus on Financial Settlements in Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs)
Session 4: Important Corporate Protections to Consider When Negotiating a Corporate PPA
Session 5: Renewable Developers’ Perspectives—Understanding their Needs and Constraints
Session 6: Lessons from the Frontline: What Corporates Have Learned About Renewable Procurement
Session 7: Developing and Executing Your Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement Strategy

August 17, 2022 | 8:00 AM - 5:15 PM PDT

Session 8: Expanding from the US Market to Overseas
Session 9: Amplifying Impact: How to Integrate Environmental and Social Justice into your PPAs
Session 10: Emerging Structures for Integrating Renewable Procurement into your Carbon Goals
Session 11: Carbon Goals in Context: Buyer ESG Program Developments and the Consequences for Renewable Energy Transactions
Session 12: Corporate Tax Equity Investment in Renewable Projects
Session 13: Market Outlook 2023
Session 14: Master Class Wrap up


Nuanced, up-to-date, forward-looking, and contextually presented, the class expanded the depth of our firm’s competency for financial transactions.

- Greg Poulos, CEO, ArcVera Renewables


The Master Class was very efficient, educational, effective and productive, and I will do more of these regardless of if we are traveling and going to in-person.

- Peter Blood, Founder and Managing Partner, CYCLE

 

VENUE

 

This Master Class will be held at the following location:


Offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-2669
Phone: (415) 773-5700

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