Espresso live class: Renewables public purchase agreements



The 04 June 2024 from 10:30 until 11:30



Renewables public purchase agreements can be a great tool to increase local RES deployments and progress towards your municipality’s climate and energy targets. Join our live class on June 4th to learn more about how public buyers go about them, what are the challenges for cities and ask questions to our experts! 

A power purchase agreement (PPA) is a contract used by a purchasing entity to procure electricity from a project developer. This contract specifies the volume and price of the energy purchased and the duration of the agreement. “Renewables PPAs” specifically procure electricity from renewable energy projects, such as wind and solar PV and are typically signed for durations between 5 and 20 years.

While these types of contracts are normally concluded between two private companies, they have recently started to be used by municipalities as an instrument to foster renewable energy deployment at local level. What is the difference with corporate buyers, which challenges come with a PPA and what are the recipe for success? Learn and discuss this with peers in a truly interactive virtual class.

This live class is part of the online Espresso Community training.


So if you are not yet enrolled, please do so here. It’s free, quick and easy ! And it gives you access to 5 self-paced modules around community energy: from communication and financing to public procurement and asset mapping.

By the way, the Espresso is a first step for your local authority to get accredited: Join the LIFE LOOP accreditation scheme. If not yet, don’t hesitate to share the information with your municipal team: