PPA Valuation & Pricing

PPA Valuation & Pricing

Financial and Risk Dimensions that Influence the Value of PPAs

April 12-13, 2022 | Online :: Central Time


“A valuable course for beginners and highly experienced solar players.”  Attorney, NextGen Solar Energy

“EUCI is interested not just in teaching industry topics, but also encouraging education for both sellers and buyers through facilitated discussion, allowing attendees to share experiences and learn from each other’s perspectives.” Director – Asset Management, Invenergy

“The course provided an excellent overview of PPA seller strategies and buyer considerations. The speakers were top-notch industry thought leaders and addressed practical questions raised by the attendees.”  Vice President, AC Power LLC

This course provides a methodical review of financial and risk elements that influence the value of renewable energy power purchase agreements (PPAs).  It is a companion to the Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreements seminar, which instead focuses on key provisions and central legal concerns associated with PPAs. 

The course will explore the many layers of financial considerations that confer value in these contracts for power.  It will devote a granular look at the dependent relationships that often make the difference between a PPA that accomplishes its objectives over an extended period versus one that can disappoint almost immediately.

The instructors will review and demonstrate multiple analyses and methodologies that provide important financial and risk guidance in the structuring of PPAs for project developers, off-takers, investors, lenders and other transaction parties.  

Learning Outcomes   

  • Review the fundamental financial components of PPA
  • Examine the underlying risk factors that impact the value of a PPA
  • Evaluate fleshed-out PPA terms
  • Assess the relationship between PPA price and value
  • Discuss project production-related guarantees
  • Identify the differences between the standard contractual parameters used for wind and solar contracts
  • Evaluate risk distinctions that especially apply to virtual/financial PPAs


Tuesday, April 12, 2022 : Central Time

12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Log In

1:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Course Timing


1:00 – 1:20 p.m. :: Overview and Introductions

1:20 – 3:00 p.m. :: Market Trends and Externalities Influencing the Trajectory of PPA Prices and Practices

  • Aggregate
  • PPA vs Virtual PPAs (VPPAs)
    • Supply chain disruptions
    • Government policies
    • Inflation

    Changing Market Fundamentals and Effects on the Valuation of Renewable and Storage PPAs

    • How renewable generation affects electricity markets
    • Understanding basis risk under mass renewable deployment
    • Buyer motivations for renewable procurement
      • Annual RECs versus 24-7 clean energy
    • Reliability and economic implications of storage paired with renewables

    3:00 – 3:15 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

    3:15 – 4:45 p.m. :: Finance & Risk Fundamentals of PPAs

    • What drives a PPA?
    • What are typical returns?
    • What is in a pro-forma?
    • What drives returns? What are levers?
    • Example
    • What are investor concerns?
    • Concept of risk and return
    • Translating PPA legal terms into financial terms
    • Role of consultant(s)

    4:45 p.m. :: Program Adjourns for Day


    Wednesday, April 13, 2022 : Central Time

    8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
    Log In

    12:45 – 1:30 p.m.
    Lunch Break

    9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Course Timing


    9:00 – 10:45 a.m. :: Examining the Underlying Risk Factors that Impact the Value of a PPA

    • Curves
      • How market projections impact contract economics
      • Traded curves (forwards) vs consultant curves (forecasts)
      • Components of curve generation
    • Shapes
      • Timing of generation and delivery
    • Hub
      • Types of contracts available
      • What happens when the same project offers to settle at a different hub?
    • Penetration
      • Relationship of value to installed renewable generation base
    • Timing
      • On-line date and tenor
      • Generation and delivery schedule
      • Relationship to all power generation in service pricing area
    • Negative co-variance
      • How does historical back-cast impact contract value?

    10:45 – 11:00 a.m. :: Morning Break

    11:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. :: Term Sheet Review – Key Commercial Terms

    • Examples
    • Business acquisition perspective
    • Off-taker perspective

    Examining the Relationship Between Price and Value

    • Price of the carbon benefit
    • Net settlement
    • Single project vs portfolio contract position(s)
    • Mark-to-market (MtM) value of PPA over time as market conditions evolve

    12:45 – 1:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

    1:30 – 2:45 p.m. :: Impact on PPA Risk and Price of Project Production-Related Guarantees

    • Availability
    • Output and performance
    • Forced curtailment

    Impact on PPA Risk and Price of Standard Contractual Parameters and Terms

    • Liquidated damages and termination rights
    • Force Majeure
    • Differences between wind and solar contracts

    2:45 – 3:00 p.m. :: Afternoon Break

    3:00 – 4:45 p.m. :: Panel Discussion: Innovations on the PPA Landscape

    4:45 p.m. :: Program Adjournment


    Steve Birndorf is Director – Renewable Energy Consulting at NextEra Energy. He is a seasoned solar and renewable energy executive with more than 20 years of professional experience. With a foundation in consulting, finance, and business development, he has developed projects, led teams and built organizations. Steve has developed, financed and advised on more than $500M of utility scale and C&I solar projects, largely to private industry, municipalities, school districts and water agencies. Before joining the company in 2020, Mr. Birndorf’s industry career has included stints at Edison Energy, Valor Analytics, Sungevity Solar, Borrego Solar and AMSOLAR. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and earned his MS and MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. 

    Annie McClelland is Director of Origination & Regulatory Affairs at Renewable Energy Systems (RES), Americas.  She assumed that position in 2021 after serving as Senior Manager of Origination.  She has worked on the RES Americas origination team since 2017.  In that capacity, she secures off-take agreements for utility-scale wind/solar projects, innovates deal structures to match client needs and works collaboratively across the company to achieve sales targets and ensure that development investments reflect market interest.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. McClelland served three years at the Citizens Campaign for the Environment.  She earned her B.A. degree from Cornell University and MBA degree from the University of Colorado.

    Brock Mosovsky, PhD is Vice President of Analytics for cQuant.io. He has more than a dozen years’ experience developing, validating, and maintaining analytical models, with an emphasis on energy risk management, market analysis, and renewable energy valuation. Dr. Mosovsky has worked with some of the country’s largest utilities and independent power producers to help forecast value and mitigate risk for their diverse portfolios of physical and financial assets. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and received a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship for study in the Netherlands.

    Nicolas Muszynski is Vice President of Energy Storage at Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Americas, where he has worked since 2008.  Before  moving to this current position in late 2021, for the previous several years he served as Director of Energy Storage as well as Senior Development Manager for Renewables and Transmission and Development Manager of Wind Energy.  Before he joined RES Americas, he was Development Manager at Wind Energy at Airtricity (acquired by E.ON Climate and Renewables) and Project Analyst at AWS Truewind. He started his career at Helimax Energie (acquired by DNV-GL – Renewables) as a Wind Energy Project Engineer. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree in Engineering Physics at Université de Montréal – Ecole polytechnique de Montréal.

    Supria Ranade is Senior Director – Power Marketing and Origination at SoftBank Energy.  She has more than 12 years of experience in the North American power, gas, and environmental markets. Prior to joining the company earlier this year, she was Senior Director – Power Marketing and Wholesale Operation at Lightsource BP.  Previously, she worked on structured transactions at Direct Energy, BGC Partners, and Evolution Markets. Ms. Ranade received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science at Columbia University. She currently serves on the Board of the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS).

    Online Delivery

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    PPA Valuation & Pricing

    April 12, 2022 | Online
    Individual attendee(s) - $ 1195.00 each

    Volume pricing also available

    Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

    Pack of 5 attendees - $ 4,780.00 (20% discount)
    Pack of 10 attendees - $ 8,365.00 (30% discount)
    Pack of 20 attendees - $ 14,340.00 (40% discount)

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    Individual attendee(s) - $ 895.00 each

    Volume pricing also available

    Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

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    Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,265.00 (30% discount)
    Pack of 20 attendees - $ 10,740.00 (40% discount)

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    Course CPE Credits: 12.0
    There is no prerequisite for this Course.
    Program field of study: Specialized Knowledge
    Program Level: Basic
    Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
    Advanced Preparation: None

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