Power Purchase Agreements

3 days 18-20 Sep 2017, London UK £3,450.00 + VAT* Download brochure Add to basket

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This 3-day course is designed to introduce both lawyers and nonlawyers alike to the understanding of how to arrange and manage Power Purchase Agreements (‘PPAs’) and how to set up dispute resolution processes.

The emphasis of the conference will be to provide a practical understanding of the contracting process and PPA’s in general. This will include contract selection, terms of art when entering into a PPA, differentiating the interests of buyers and sellers, and contract preparation, together with a section on the effective management and resolution of disputes.

This course is aimed at those who are interested in acquiring a detailed understanding of how to draft and negotiate PPAs, what the clauses and industry terms are for and how you can best use them together with the knowledge of the legal environment which facilitates such a process. This course is delivered by providing an overall view of the worldwide industry and specific examples of deals that have been completed.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will have:

  • A firm, substantive and practical understanding of PPA contracts
  • A firm understanding of how to deal with disputes related to PPA contracts


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.


We work with a series of expert instructors, please select the course location of interest to review the credentials of who will be delivering the programme.

David Byron
David is a mechanical engineer who has worked as a commercial Manager/Director in the onshore and offshore construction industry for the past 40 years. He worked for major oil companies in the UK, the Middle East and the Far East on a large number of offshore oil and gas projects. In particular he has spent ten years working for Shell in the UK and in the Far East. Additionally he has worked for ten years in the heavy construction Industry, in particular the construction of major suspension bridges in China. He was a Commercial Director of a major construction company with responsibility for world- wide procurement and all projects in China. For the past ten years David has worked as a Commercial director for various companies working in the onshore and offshore Renewable Energy Industry, in particular the offshore and onshore wind energy sector. He has a lot of experience in working on dispute resolution, having been involved in several arbitrations and adjudications.



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All courses are held at four or five star venues in Central London, Zone 1. We strive to provide you with a training environment of the highest quality, to ensure that the whole learning experience exceeds your expectations.

Your training venue will be confirmed by one of our course administrators approximately 3-4 weeks before the course start date.

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Day 1

What is a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)?

  • A PPA defines the commercial terms for the sale of energy between two parties
  • Explanation of range of situations in which a PPA is used
  • International examples of commercial deals using PPAs both short and long term

Drafting a PPA: part I

  • General interests of buyer versus seller
  • Drafting the technical scope of work and construction milestones
  • Pricing structures
  • Timing
  • Payment terms and credit arrangements
  • Liquidated damages
  • Damages for delays
  • Programmes (time schedules)
  • Force Majeure clauses

Drafting a PPA: part II

  • Curtailments
  • Maintenance
  • Risks related to changes in law
  • Environmental risks 

Day 2

Effective contract management

  • Understanding the rights, roles, responsibilities and obligations of the parties
  • Ensuring the parties fulfil their obligations
  • Record keeping and document control
  • Management of change and speedy resolution of technical disputes
  • Programme management
  • Claims management
  • Time bar and limitation- International examples of commercial deals using PPAs both short and long term

Negotiation art or science?

  • Principles of negotiation
  • Understanding the needs of the buyer v. the seller
  • How to avoid the usual pitfalls of negotiation
  • Understanding and drafting to accommodate disputes arising in the early stages
  • Technical dispute resolution clauses and appointment of arbitrators for technical issues
  • Choice of venue

Day 3

Understanding arbitration and how its used in PPAs

  • What is arbitration and how does it apply to PPAs?
  • Types of arbitration
  • How it works
  • How to use arbitration effectively
  • The relationship between in-house and outside counsel: how to maintain, or ruin, the relationship
  • Cost estimates, fee arrangements, and budgeting
  • Establishing dispute resolution objectives – goal setting

Practical training and case study

Course summary and close

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