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What you can learn at the PPA Academy

Since the first PPA Academy in March 2018, we have organized 20 editions. More than 200 participants joined. The content and format apparently fits with the needs of professionals!

One thing is to show the agenda of the power purchase agreement course, the other thing is to explain in plain words what we are trying to achieve with the PPA Academy.

The 4 Benefits

  1. Outline a comprehensive framework for Energy Risk Management allowing you to approach in a systematic manner the new jobs-to-be-done and challenges faced in a rapidly developing post-FiT.
  2. On the back of our valuation and pricing engine for renewable energy risks, we work through each cost, risk and uncertainty implied in managing energy risk exposure from renewable investments. We show how you can get from market prices for baseload down to the risk-adjusted net sales of power. Along the way you will be tackling price risk, liquidity risk, volume and profile risks, imbalance costs and finally credit risks.
  3. We garner all content with practical insights from our year-long experience on actual PPA negotiations. We have priced and managed PPAs ourselves and built an intuitive feeling for those risks. And we love to share these insights with you.
  4. Our participants are professionals that already have made their experience in the wider renewable industry. They bring so much experience, insights, and good questions to the Academies that we regularly have to update the curriculum. And one gets to deepen his or her own industry network. This keeps us going and motivated on the PPA Academy. That’s one big reason, why we will keep the Alumni up-to-date with access to additional content in the form of video lessons and an annual PPA Academy Alumni event.

The Take-Aways

Last but not least, you will walk home with a 200-page reader.

Pexapark's PPA bookCurrently we are working on new content. We will bring more specific buy-side concerns into the curriculum, namely in relation to accounting aspects, business strategy and the organizational issues in setting up a procurement team and changing current procurement practices.

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