In what is shaping up to be another action-packed year for Australia’s clean energy transition I am thrilled to have joined the BRC-A as Program Director. More organisations than ever signed a renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in 2020, showing that despite the stressors applied to our economic system, the corporate PPA market is continuing to thrive.
Our State of the Market 2020 report shows that Covid-19 did little to dampen the appetite of corporates to shift to renewable energy.
For the past 200 years Australia has been a resource powerhouse. We now have the opportunity to become a zero-carbon energy powerhouse. The evidence is overwhelming that Australian companies get this and are leading the charge. 16 BRC-A Buyer Members and Bootcamp attendees have to date signed 18 deals, constituting >650 MW of renewable power contracted and >3,100 MW of wind and solar supported or enabled.
We know that businesses want to ensure that renewable energy is a cornerstone in our national economic recovery. Our internal research clearly shows that BRC-A members are shifting how they position their transition to renewable energy:
- from cost to opportunity
- from an operational to a strategic consideration
- from hidden business input to a profiled business driver
- from accounting department to the boardroom.
In this, the critical decade of action, collaboration has never been so important. If your organisation has renewable energy goals, now is the time to join our growing BRC-A community to position yourself as a market leader. Because….together, we go further, faster.
We’re in deep planning mode at the moment to ensure that 2021 is another record year for offsite renewable energy purchasing. If you have a great idea on how we can work together to make the shift faster and easier then please reach out to me, I’d love to hear from you.
Pip Harley, Program Director, BRC-A
Join our Faculty
Building a community of leaders for a quicker and smarter Power Shift!
Many people play a role in helping to achieve BRC-A’s aim to increase the quantity and quality of renewable energy PPAs in Australia. It is important for me to raise the profile of one group of leaders in particular: our BRC-A Faculty – buyers who have completed a PPA deal. At BRC-A we thank our BRC-A Faculty for showing leadership in the renewable energy transition.
If you have led a renewable energy PPA deal in your company, get in touch and join our Faculty community to amplify the impact of your deal and continue the momentum across the business community.
Webinar: Queensland Renewable Energy Transition – February 24th, 10:00-12:00 Brisbane time.
The first instalment of our webinar series for 2021 is focused on Queensland and the leadership role government can play in driving best practice in the renewable energy procurement market. Delivered in partnership with Trade and Investment Queensland we will be exploring the positive social, environmental and local economic impacts that councils and state government departments and organisations can drive.
BRC-A Buyers Bootcamps: All 2021 dates announced
As our flagship event series, BRC-A Buyers Bootcamps are your one stop shop for finding out all there is to know about buying offsite renewable energy from those in the know. We bend your learning curve by providing you with the opportunity to hear key insights on the opportunities and challenges from those that have led processes themselves. You’ll have the opportunity to join a growing community of buyers helping buyers and participate in rich discussion on:
- Deal structures and their unique risks and benefits;
- Internal processes and external engagement; and
- Project selection and the tender process.
Our first BRC-A Buyer Bootcamp for 2021 kicks off in March and will be online. We are hoping to get back to face to face events soon!
March Buyers Bootcamp 9:30am-12:30pm Wednesday 10th, Friday 12th, Tuesday 16th.
These events are strictly for energy-buying organisations only (i.e. organisations procuring for their own electricity load)