Renewable Energy PPA Ancillary Agreements

Negotiating the Multitude of Complex Provisions Between Power Generators and Buyers

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Course Materials

This CLE course will provide provide counsel for parties involved in renewable projects with an examination of ancillary energy-related agreements, including the potential risks and benefits and guidance for negotiating better deals. The panel will examine key terms, provide sample provisions, and outline strategic approaches.


Parties in a renewable energy project create a relationship through the power purchase agreement, or PPA. Once the PPA is in place, the project still requires a number of ancillary agreements, including the deals controlling fuel supplies and interconnections.

Both buyers and sellers must consider a number of factors involved, including the standard of care, transmission arrangements and security responsibilities to name just a few.

Negotiations for the ancillary agreements are sophisticated and complex. Counsel for companies involved must carefully guide the bargaining process to address property and logistics concerns—and to anticipate and allocate risk among parties.

Listen as our authoritative panel of experienced practitioners delves into energy-related ancillary agreements, examining the obligations, risks and benefits the agreements present for the parties, as well as important considerations for successful negotiations.



  1. Fuel supply
    1. Lease or license
    2. Purchase agreement
  2. Operations agreements
    1. Maintenance
    2. Interconnection
    3. Transmission
    4. Distribution
  3. Strategies for negotiation


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the critical provisions that parties should include among energy-related ancillary agreements?
  • What are the common issues parties encounter when allocating risks and benefits, and how can problems be avoided?
  • How do different forms of energy impact the terms of operation and maintenance agreements?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Kristen Thall Peters
Kristen Thall Peters

Cooper White & Cooper

Ms. Peters co-chairs the firm's Green Practice Group and practices real estate, land use and environmental...  |  Read More

Gregory D. Chafee
Gregory D. Chafee

Of Counsel
Morris Manning & Martin

He advises on renewable energy projects, cleantech innovation and investment, and sustainability programs, policies and...  |  Read More

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