Power Purchase Agreements

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Course Overview

This special and customized 3-day programme has been designed to ensure delegates learn how to use, prepare and negotiate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for projects in the electricity industry. Although PPAs can take various forms it is essentially an agreements for the sale of electric power between a power generating company and a wholesale purchaser such as a distributor and commonly used as an offtake agreement to facilitate project finance for construction of a power plant. They are essential for a successful liberalized and competitive electricity industry.

In this 3-day programme, the delegates will gain the knowledge and business acumen on the key subjects:

  • The purpose and types of Power Purchase Agreements especially in the context of unregulated and competitive wholesale electricity markets.
  • The structure and operation of a Power Purchase Agreement in the context of a power project.

By the end of programme delegates will:

  • Understand the purpose of PPAs, the various types of PPAs and the purchasers involved
  • Have a total grasp of the basic risks which a PPA must allocate, the part a PPA plays in independent power projects (IPPs) and its relationship with other project agreements relating to construction, the project company, operations and maintenance, financing, transport and feedstock fuel supply and insurance
  • Understand the use and function of a PPA especially in the context of deregulated markets
  • Know usual pricing structures and how to negotiate the pricing in competitive markets
  • Understand the key provisions of a PPA and its impact on project financing
  • Have a grip on issues arising from contracting (in the form of PPAs) with government entities and state-owned enterprises

Whatever your position or function in the design or implementation of a power project, you will come away from the programme with superior knowledge and confidence in relation to the use of Power Purchase Agreements which will enhance your value and that of the organisation you represent.


This dynamic and interactive programme is designed to encourage delegate participation through a combination of group discussion, and practical case studies. The concepts presented here are tied together with short videos highlighting the critical operations, environmental and safety considerations to reinforce new knowledge and skills.

Organisations that will be benefit:

  • Power and other energy sector companies
  • Companies serving the power and energy sector with services, plant or equipment
  • Resource and infrastructure companies
  • Professional firms and consultants
  • Investors
  • Lenders
  • Regulators
  • Governments

Who should attend

  • Business analysts
  • Business development and marketing managers
  • Commercial managers
  • Consultants
  • Contract managers
  • Corporate and project financing personnel
  • Economists
  • Engineers
  • External legal counsel
  • In-house legal counsel
  • Project managers
  • Regulators
  • Government officials

Attendance is a must for senior personnel involved in power projects.

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