Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) will give you a free, fully maintained solar PV system on your roof or a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) system to produce electricity and heat for 20 to 40 years, and allow you to purchase the generated electricity produced for the system between 20%-40% cheaper than your current energy supplier.

When considering renewable energy for a business, purchasing a system outright often gives you the best returns, however, raising capital for the initial outlay can be a concern.

With a PPA, your system is provided and installed at zero cost and in turn, any generated electricity you use, is then purchased from the financing partner at a pre-agreed cost that is lower than your electricity provider,locked in for life, therefore saving you money on your energy bills.

The energy produced will be discounted for the duration of the PPA contract and when the contract term is finished, the renewable system will be gifted to the landlord/owner of the property. This is usually after 20 years!

What are the benefits of a PPA?

As outlined above, there are no costs to your business other than the purchase of the generated electricity you use every month at the agreed discounted rates. The price for electricity you are charged will never exceed what you would pay from the grid, allowing you to save money on your energy bills and be protected from electricity price rises.

Furthermore, there is no responsibility from you for the operation of the system, as the maintenance and associated costs are all covered by The Energy Guys investment partner.

Looking longer term, the PPA contract can be transferred if the building is sold, with the new owner continuing to benefit from cheaper electricity and reduced bills.

IS MY ROOF or building SUITABLE FOR A PPA?

One of our qualified surveyors will conduct detailed analysis of your roof size, type, building heating, gas requirements in addition to assessing your current electricity pricing and bills to ensure you are a suitable candidate for a PPA.

In addition, for a PPA to be considered, your roof needs to have enough space for a minimum system size of 30 kWp (approx. 120 panels) that is not affected by shading. It is also recommended that your building has a half-hourly electricity meter and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). For CHP the building needs to have a requirement for a large usage of electricity, and the heat generated from the system is a by product, meaning this can be used by the business free of charge.

HOW THE PROCESS WORKS

After we have assessed your suitability for a PPA and gathered data about your current electricity pricing and usage, if an agreement looks feasible, we will make an offer to lease your roof or an agreement to install the CHP in a suitable position, in addition to a proposed electricity tariff rate to give you instant savings on your future bills.

With your agreement in principle, we will then proceed to secure any relevant permissions which may include planning or grid connection.

Given any required permissions are accepted, you will then sign an official PPA agreement to lease the roof space and we will then install the solar PV or CHP system, designed by our highly skilled in-house design and technical team.

Following the installation, you will benefit from reduced energy bills for the length of the term with no ongoing maintenance fees. After the end of the term, the system is then gifted to the landlord to enjoy continued use and maximum benefit of free, green electricity generation.