This highly specific course will introduce the legal, financial and technical structure and hidden pitfalls of PPAs as a means for Sellers and Buyers to minimise their exposure to the volatility of price and volume. The structure of physical and financial PPAs will be thoroughly dissected and put into context of the overall risk assessment of the project transaction.

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  • Leave this course with a comprehensive understanding of the components of PPAs
  • A step-by-step guide of the basic types and key features of corporate PPAs
  • Put PPAs in the context of the wider contractual framework
  • Learn the best financial practice when working with PPAs
  • Put everything you learn into practice the very next day
  • Analysis case studies and best practice






All sessions will begin at 14:00 CET. Each session will last 3 hours, including dedicated Q&A time with the trainer and short breaks throughout. All sessions will begin at 14:00 CET. You will receive the recordings from each session so you can re-watch them at any time. Once you've booked your place, you will be emailed all the login information required. 


Session 1 Session 2 Session 3
- The Corporate PPA in context
- Basic types and key features of Corporate PPAs
- Overall structure of a PPA
- PPA Timing and Milestones
- Pre-Commercial Operation Date Period
- Post-Commercial Operation Date Period
- PPA Tariff Structures
- Specific considerations for corporate PPAs
- Events beyond Business-As-Usual


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Session 1
14:00 - 17:00

The corporate PPA in context

  • Scale of the corporate PPA market compared to general market size
  • Who is buying who is selling what?
  • Drivers of corporate PPAs
  • Wholesale prices and Interconnection capacity as a mega driver

Basic types and key features of corporate PPAs

  • Existing assets versus newly developed assets
  • Sleeved and synthetic PPAs
  • Contract for difference
  • Bundled, certificates only or electricity only PPA
  • Behind the meter or ‘on-site’ PPAs
  • Fully contracted asset versus partly merchant asset
  • Pooling different load profiles as a buyer group
  • Multiple Corporate PPAs and first right of power

Overall structure of a PPA

  • Definition of commercial terms
  • Risk to bankability
  • Obligations and Undertakings of each party
  • Conditions Precedents to be on the safe side
  • PPA Definitions and Annexes




Christian is an independent financial advisor with some 18 years’ experience in the power & renewable sector. He started out his career in a leading North European Strategy Consultancy, where he made substantial contributions to build the energy practice within the firm. He developed and implemented innovative distributions concepts for utility clients to face the competitive challenges of the newly liberalized German electricity market. In 2002, anticipating the tectonic shifts to arrive in the energy sector by renewables, Christian decided to set-up his own advisory boutique to serve exclusively the renewable energy sector.

In the following years, Christian, supported world leading Utilities, IPPs and Private Equity Investors, such as Iberdrola, AES, RWE, OMV, Englefield Capital and Hudson Clean Energy Partners to thoroughly assess international market opportunities and successfully assemble project portfolios across mature and emerging European renewable markets.

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