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Tres pasos para comprender el valor y el riesgo de los PPA renovables

Los acuerdos de compra de energía renovable (PPA, por sus siglas en inglés) por mucho tiempo han sido importantes conductos de desarrollo para las energías renovables. Sin embargo, al igual que cualquier transacción estructurada, los PPA vienen con un cierto conjunto de riesgos que el comprador debe comprender completamente antes de comprometerse. Cada instalación eólica o solar tiene características únicas que se muestran tanto en …

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Energy Risk Management Software: Build, Buy or Assemble?

When it comes to energy risk management analytics, the classic dilemma that most energy companies face is “build or buy”.  A dilemma is a situation in which a difficult choice must be made between two equally undesirable alternatives.  Later I will introduce the new alternative of assembling a risk solution.  First, let’s spend a moment describing how most energy companies get themselves into the build …

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J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities: Three Steps to Understanding Value and Risk in Renewable PPAs

This article is based on the author’s recently-published article in the JP Morgan Center for Commodities Global Commodities Applied Research Digest (GCARD). Renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) have long been important enablers of renewable energy development. However, like any structured transaction, PPAs come with a certain set of risks that the buyer should fully understand before committing to the deal. Each wind or solar facility …

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Nine Questions with Devon Williams, Risk Manager at Grant County Public Utility District.

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with Mr. Williams. In the following interview, he provides sage advice on risk analytics and how to grow awareness of risk-based thinking within an organizational culture. Q1:  Mr. Williams, as the Risk Manager for Grant County Public Utility District, what are your primary responsibilities? Chiefly I am tasked with developing our enterprise risk platform and integrating it …

Lifting the Veil on Hidden Risk in Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

Renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) have long been important enablers of renewable energy development. They are a means to both providing the revenue certainty that project developers need to secure financing for capital-intensive wind and solar projects, and giving renewable energy buyers access to the renewable energy they desire without up-front capital outlay or the need for development expertise.This white-paper, the first in a two-part …

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Small-Scale LNG in the Caribbean

Natural Gas demand in the Caribbean is growing.  Yet natural gas supply has not caught up to this demand.  There are structural inefficiencies in the market that have prevented demand from being fully met.  These inefficiencies represent a market opportunity.  This article seeks to identify the underlying reason for the lack of natural gas supply as well as some recent developments to address this problem. …

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GNL a pequeña escala en el Caribe

La demanda de gas natural en el Caribe está creciendo. Sin embargo, el suministro de gas natural no ha alcanzado esta demanda. Existen ineficiencias estructurales en el mercado que han impedido que la demanda se cumpla por completo. Estas ineficiencias representan una oportunidad de mercado. Este artículo busca identificar la razón subyacente de la falta de suministro de gas natural, así como algunos desarrollos recientes …

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Moneyball for Energy Portfolio Analytics

Energy portfolio managers have an on-going dilemma.  When it comes to market and portfolio analytics, when is your analysis good enough?  Unfortunately, financial constraints often drive this decision.  I hear this all the time, “My management will not allow us to add another expensive solution, so we are doing that work on a spreadsheet.” Does this describe your situation? Energy portfolio is increasing in size …

Duck with a Side of Energy Storage: Why batteries pair perfectly with high-penetration solar

In 2013, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) first published the iconic “Duck Curve“, forecasting what would happen to the shape of hourly net electricity demand under high solar photovoltaic (PV) penetration scenarios. Since this initial publication, the situation in California has unfolded in remarkably similar fashion to what was forecasted. Mid-day solar generation has dramatically reduced the net electricity demand that must be supplied …

La curva del pato acompañada con almacenamiento: Por qué las baterias van perfectamente con con la energia solar

En el 2013, el Operador Independiente del Sistema de California (CAISO) se refirió por primera vez a la icónica “Curva del Pato”, pronosticaban qué pasaría con el patrón horario de la demanda neta eléctrica en escenarios de alta penetración fotovoltaica. Desde esta publicación inicial, la situación en California se ha desarrollado al pie de la letra como fue pronosticado. La generación solar durante el día …