Orrick Collaborates with ACORE on New Renewable Energy PPA Guidebook for Corporate & Industrial Purchasers


A group of Orrick Energy & Infrastructure attorneys led by Paul Zarnowiecki and Christopher Gladbach collaborated with the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) on the November 2016 edition of the Renewable Energy PPA Guidebook for Corporate & Industrial Purchasers.

The growing consumption of renewable energy by corporate end users is rapidly changing the market for electric power sales from renewable energy projects in the United States. Commercial and industrial (C&I) customers are increasingly purchasing renewable energy directly via power purchase agreements (PPAs). In 2015, over 3.2 GW of power were contracted through PPAs by C&I purchasers. Continued growth is all but certain in the remainder of 2016 and beyond.

This report is intended to serve as a guide to the often complex PPA contracting process for successful C&I PPAs.