Media release: BRC-A launches new portal with over 7,000 MW of projects!

Yesterday the Business Renewables Centre – Australia (BRC-A) launched a new online platform to its 100+ registered members, building on the success of WWF’s Renewable Energy Buyers Forum, as well as the growth in corporate renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) during recent years.

“Our goal is to simplify and accelerate corporate purchasing of renewables and storage.  In Australia, we’ve seen around 30 corporate PPAs for solar and wind energy, and there is potential for many more as corporate clean energy targets grow. The Centre offers an independent, one-stop-shop roadmap for corporate PPAs where buyers, developers and service providers can connect and learn,”said Program Director, Jackie McKeon.

“The 2020 Renewable Energy Target has been met so Corporate PPA’s are currently the main way for new large-scale solar and wind farms to get finance. The BRC is helping connect renewable energy buyers and sellers with over 7000MW of projects listed on the on-line marketplace platform – that’s over 10 times the size of large-scale renewable energy projects that were built last year and almost 3 times the size of projects currently under construction,” Technical Director Chris Briggs said.

So far 67 renewable energy projects have been uploaded by 30 project developers to the BRC-A Marketplace platform, from across Australia.   The new platform is accessible by members only and membership is free for energy buyers and for developers/investors and professional service providers for the first year of BRC-A operations (until October 2019).

BRC-A membership provides access to the following content:

  • Buyers’ Roadmap offers detailed step-by-step practical guidance to organisations interested in the renewable energy procurement process.  Content ranges from understanding needs and options to agreement execution and management.

 

  • Online resource library with 12+ primers, guides and tools including Australian versions of Energy Management Principles Primer and Deal Team Guide, templates, case studies and other useful material relevant to each stage of the PPA process, as outlined in the Buyers’ Roadmap.

 

  • Live marketplace connecting corporate buyers with developers and retailers of available renewable energy projects across Australia.

 

More info on how to join: https://businessrenewables.org.au/how-to-join/

Contact:

Program Director Jackie McKeon  jackie@businessrenewables.org.au

Technical Director Chris Briggs  chrisb@businessrenewables.org.au

Media inquiries to Monica Richter 0488 001 273