Wrap-up: Corporate PPA Training ‘Bootcamp’ Melbourne, 10 – 11 October 2023

This October, we held our Corporate PPA Training Bootcamp featuring experienced energy buyers and industry experts sharing knowledge with participants through scenario-based activities to support renewable energy procurement. The attendees of the 1.5-day bootcamp came from a diverse pool of sectors including Dairy, Finance, Construction, Education, Government, Research and Packaging.

It was a fun and educational day-and-a-half, and we’d like to extend our thanks to our experienced Buyers Faculty members – from BUPA, Newcrest Mining, Fulton Hogan, Barwon Water, Sims Ltd, City of Melbourne, the Victorian Energy Collaboration (VECO) and Monash University.


Sessions also featured BRC-A member experts from EnergeticsSchneider Electric, CORE Markets, Presync, Octopus Investments and Baker McKenzie. Thanks to all for generously sharing your knowledge and time.

To continue bridging the gap between buyers and suppliers, we held Ask a Retailer / Ask a Developer session featuring BRC-A members Octopus Investments, Atmos Renewables, Tilt Renewables, Red Energy, Diamond Energy, Flow Power and Smartest Energy – who bravely took questions from our corporate energy buyer participants. Thanks to all of you for joining the conversation!

With out Bootcamps wrapped up for 2023, we are now gearing up for more Bootcamps in 2024, so if you are interested in this course, please express your interest.


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What is a Buyers Bootcamp?

Our Buyers Bootcamp is Australia’s peak Corporate PPA training and involves scenario-based learning with Australian companies that have executed or are in the process of executing PPAs.

Delivered 2-3 times each year, participants learn from our Buyers Faculty – experienced people from buyer organisations in a wide range of sectors with in-depth PPA knowledge. Our Buyers Faculty provide real-world takeaways, and this course will allow you to ask those questions you haven’t yet asked in an open environment and build relationships with people in similar roles.

This course is worth 6 CDP Points (Green Building Council of Australia) and covers:

  • Corporate PPA Roadmap.
  • Key PPA types, their benefits & limitations.
  • PPA mechanics: How PPAs work.
  • Energy markets 101.
  • Building internal support.
  • RFP process & the Go-to-Market Strategy.
  • Common challenges & how to manage them.
  • Community benefits & best practice.
  • Aggregation/group buying.
  • Communicating your claims to the market (avoiding green-washing).

The course is suitable for energy buyers in corporate, government and other organisations, including:

  • Procurement/Category managers.
  • Sustainability managers.
  • Accounting/Finance managers and CFO’s.
  • Contracts/Legal managers.
  • Strategic marketing and communications managers.

Training is provided in three modules, delivered across one-and-a-half-days, and caters for both Wholesale and Retail PPA learning streams.

To learn more or register your interest for our next course, click the link below.

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A half day introduction to the basics of offsite renewable energy purchasing. Covers the basics of GreenPower, LGCs & Retail PPAs. Review case studies to understand the basics of the PPAs process and how other organisations have succeeded.



Take a deep dive into how a PPA deal is done with other buyers seeking to do the same thing. Covers both Retail & Wholesale PPAs. BRC-A’s technical experts will give you the tools to ask all the right questions and support your executive team to get the deal done.

This course is worth 6 CDP points (GBCA).



The PPA market is always changing. Once you’ve completed Modules 1-3 of our Bootcamp, our twice-yearly Market Update will ensure you stay on top of market and policy changes that affect your purchase to keep your deal progressing, measured and reported on using the latest information.