Corporate Renewable Power Purchase Agreements: Scaling up Globally


World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Andrew Hedges
Simon Currie
Tim Baines
Anna Nicols
Cat O’Donovan
Phil Dominy
26 October 2016

A business case has been made for corporations to procure renewable energy, and Fortune 500 companies and others have set targets for procurement of renewable energy, energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions reduction. This report guides companies through the opportunities that power purchase agreements (PPAs) offer in relation to these targets. It also addresses the obstacles corporate buyers and developers face as they plan and negotiate PPAs, and the authors propose solutions for corporate buyers and developers. The report takes a global approach, highlighting countries that present the best potential for corporate renewables, such as Chile and Argentina or India.