FREE Solar PPA Toolkit Webinar – April 23, 2015, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
IREC’s new PPA toolkit is designed to help overcome the common challenges and costs associated with PPAs by providing a full suite of resources in a highly user-friendly format. With the free webinar (register above) and forthcoming toolkit workshops, IREC will supplement the toolkit with hands-on training to empower municipal entities that seek to utilize solar PPAs. The end goal, in line with the DOE SunShot Initiative goals, is to simplify, streamline and reduce costs for solar.
“The toolkit is intended to provide local governments with the information they need to accomplish their solar procurement goals in a manner that suits their unique needs, and reduces the prospects for unpleasant surprises,” says IREC Regulatory Director Sara Baldwin Auck. Towards this end, the Toolkit includes:
- Background information on the PPA model and the associated contractual elements;
- Annotated model PPA and site right agreement documents, supplemented with numerous examples of how different provisions were addressed by individual local jurisdictions, and possible alternative language;
- “Clean” templates that may be customized for local use (for informational purposes, with each user expected to seek independent legal and tax counsel);
- General guidance on procurement design and implementation, also supplemented with numerous local examples;
- Short case studies of individual projects surveyed and links to project documents;
- Summaries of existing resources, such as previously published reports and fact sheets, other model PPAs, and prior webinars.
The Solar Power Purchase Agreement Toolkit is a project of IREC, as part of the Solar Outreach Partnership, in coordination with ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA and with support from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative. The Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs) is designed to help accelerate solar energy adoption on the local level by providing timely and actionable information to local governments. SolarOPs achieves its goals through a mix of educational workshops, peer-to-peer sharing opportunities, research-based reports, and online resources.