Some notes on the Webinar about Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) hosted by AEE

On July 23, 2020 the Spanish Asociación Empresarial Eólica (AEE) hosted the webinar «Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) – A European Perspective» presented by Alistair Carrington, PPA Structuring Manager Europe and SSA at General Electric (GE). The links to the webinar and to the slides presented can be found on AEE webpage and below:
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Tough times for renewable energy insurances

If 2019 was a bad year for renewable energy projects seeking insurance coverage, the global turmoil created by COVID certainly does not bode well for the renewable insurance marketplace in 2020.

Currently the renewable insurance marketplace continues in a state of transition created by several years of poor loss ratios, that pushed several insurers off the market and reduced the capacity of the remaining players. This is evidenced by the increased premiums and the heightened deductible structures seen when renewing insurance policies.

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Virtual PPA based on electricity futures

On June 24th, OMIP, the Iberian Energy Derivatives Exchange, announced the launch of electricity futures, forwards and swaps in the Iberian markets with maturities extending up to 8, 9 and 10 years.

On July 2nd, the first virtual 10-year PPA was announced. It consists of 3x “SPEL Base Futures” yearly contracts from 2021 to 2030, each one comprising the delivery of baseload electricity at a constant power of 1MW during all hours of the delivery periods at a price of 40,40 EUR/MWh, for a total supply of 263GWh throughout the 10-year term. These contracts are marked-to-market daily, and cleared and settled at OMIClear, the Iberian Energy Clearing House.

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