The Alignment II section of the Procurement Alignment Tool is designed to help groups align on legal, accounting, and risk management issues. After each participant has filled in their section individually, the group should discuss any potential legal barriers and the desired accounting methodology.
Groups should also align on whether to request specific risk mitigation strategies in the RFP. These include retailer-firmed generation, production guarantees, proxy generation, hub/node settlement, and price floors, ceilings, or collars. More information about these and other risk mitigation strategies are included in A Local Government’s Guide to Off-Site Renewable PPA Risk Mitigation.