Buying Clean Electricity: How Cities Benefit from Power Purchase Agreements

September 2018

By: Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Jessica Leung
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This briefing paper explores the power purchase agreement (PPA) model as an approach to purchasing renewable energy. A PPA is a contract used by an energy consumer to purchase power from an electricity generating project. The briefing paper provides an overview of the PPA, case studies from cities who have used this model, and additional resources.