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Empty office floor, full of possibilities?

Retrofitting buildings after Covid-19 emptied many commercial properties can boost efficiency and sustainability- but doing so will take coordination, patience and strategy. 

Can Engineers Tune Properties for Safety & Equity in a Post-Covid Context?

Investments in efficient energy systems can save millions for every diligent manufacturer, tenant and landlord. They can also drive down carbon emissions, helping states reach clean-energy targets. They can help lower energy costs and with them energy bills, which can help resuscitate urban property markets. And they can coincide with...
The lights in this landmark shine sustainably

Investors who enter purchase power agreements, like the landlords of the Sydney Opera House, can use hedges to avoid high drama. 

Navigating Risk: A Corporate PPA Guide

Corporate buyers who learn to weave power purchase agreements into their finances have drawn on research and hedges to manage electricity's risk. With the Covid-19 disaster roiling electricity markets and project schedules, we survey risk management strategies and test their resilience. Some new takes on risk- and takes on new...
New flavors of PPA can help new entrants lock in renewable supply.

Power purchase agreements can spur megawatts' worth of energy transition- once more companies learn how to find, operate and improve them. 

What's the Next Phase for PPAs?

One of the world's biggest corporations evolved a form of power purchase agreement that houses risk within a project. A startup down the road has developed ways to streamline procurement and clarify terms for smaller companies. This article, wrapping our series on power purchase agreements' heft and potential, details these...
Get to know the power purchase agreement

How can electricity customers route electricity economics in a greener direction? Two forms of long-term power commitments provide promising vehicles. 

Virtual or Physical, the PPA Is Prime

Power purchase agreements come primarily in two flavors: physical and virtual. In the physical deal, a buyer takes electricity on specified green terms. In the virtual arrangement, a buyer commits capital for renewable projects that will light somebody else's territory. This piece lays out the logic, risks and potential in...
Cleaning this up can happen more quickly when a corporation enters a PPA

Power economics look volatile after the shutdown, but power purchase agreements can provide security, predictability and a production pathway for non-polluting fuels. 

Introducing the ABCs of PPAs

Though operating in distinct markets, each with unique business needs, companies from Sprint to Gap to the Clorox Company have all taken on a novel technique for energy procurement in the past year: the power purchase agreement (PPA).