This sample contract provides an example of how a group of local governments and public entities can develop an aggregated power purchase agreement for off-site renewable energy. This could be used as an attachment to an aggregated request for proposal (RFP).
RMI’s report introduces a vision for the next generation of community solar. Community Solar+ is a whole-systems approach to deliberately plan and deploy community solar projects to embrace added value streams, capture greater economies of scale, and advance additional community-wide sustainability and equity goals. Community Solar+ is a way to do more with less by designing projects to also help build out electric vehicle charging infrastructure, align the grid for an electrified future, mitigate urban heat island effects, and more. The report is targeted at state and local governments, utilities, developers, and community members.
This guide outlines how local governments can pursue buyer-led aggregated PPAs for utility-scale renewable projects. It includes the benefits of aggregation, off-site procurement options available to aggregation groups, and case studies of five successful aggregated renewables procurements. The guide also presents a seven-step process to guide local governments to pursue an aggregated procurement.
This RMI report helps local governments understand and mitigate key risks involved with virtual and physical off-site power purchase agreements (PPAs). It describe six specific risks: price, basis, non-energy market, shape, operational, and volume. The report then summarizes nine mitigation strategies for the two primary types of PPAs: virtual PPAs and physical PPAs.
This Google Sheet tool is designed to help renewable energy procurement groups align on key details for a joint off-site PPA RFP, including electricity procurement needs, resource details, PPA details, co-benefit requirements, and risk mitigation strategies. (Note: You will need to save a copy of the tool to be able to edit and use it for your procurement group’s work).
This workbook is a searchable database of community solar RFP clause examples sorted by topic. This tool is intended for use by local governments, municipal utilities or tribes who aim to:
• Solicit community solar projects through a competitive bidding process,
• Learn how to write a RFP from other local governments and municipal utilities’ RFP examples, and
• Develop their own community solar RFPs.
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This case study outlines the steps the City of Cincinnati followed to execute a 100 MW renewable energy transaction that will result in the largest city-led solar installation east of the Mississippi by the end of 2021.
This guide is a comprehensive resource to assist local governments and stakeholders in designing and implementing a strategic local solar plan. It includes examples and models that have been field-tested in cities and counties around the country.
This pitch deck can be utilized to help secure buy-in from key decision makers for an off-site solar or wind project. It includes customizable slides that help explain how these types of projects work, as well as calculate or speak to the economic, climate, jobs, and health benefits of an off-site project.
This webinar is about the key considerations for various ownership financing structures and how to perform an on-site solar economic assessment using NREL’s REopt Lite web tool. It was presented as part of the American Cities Climate Challenge Renewables Accelerator program.