While energy prices fluctuate based on changes in supply and demand, extreme weather and economic conditions, price fixing and engaging in long-term renewables procurement based on that pricing is an important long-term strategy for reducing an organization's footprint and energy costs. This bootcamp will provide participants with an understanding of techniques for projecting energy costs and basic approaches to power purchase agreements with third-party owned and operated renewable projects, including best practices and lessons learned from case study projects.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyzing an organization's energy needs and aligning with opportunities for procurement of renewables
  • Leveraging tools and approaches to understanding future energy costs
  • Understanding various power purchase agreements
  • Identifying the key elements and language of a PPA
  • Navigating stakeholder engagement, including risk managers, accounting professionals, site strategy and interfacing with utilities

Course Architects

  • Eric Coffman – Chief, Energy and Sustainability, Montgomery County (Maryland)
  • David Feldman – Senior Financial Analyst, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Duncan McIntyre – Managing Director, Market Analytics, Altenex
  • Greg Pool – Managing Director, Power Purchasing Programs, Altenex
  • Paul Schwabe – Senior Finance and Policy Analyst, Market and Policy Impact Analysis Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Karl van Orsdol – Principal Consultant, Sustainable Buildings and Communities, DNV