Why PPA Transparency Matters to:
Climate & Clean Energy Advocates

Why PPA Transparency Matters To:

Climate & Clean Energy Advocates

Relevance

  • Abundant affordable electricity matters to everyone.
  • Public access to PPAs will support the growing norm of transparency in public procurement to scale-up clean energy deployment and ultimately contribute toward a lower carbon future in emerging markets by making clean energy cheaper, clearing the pipeline for new and better projects, and enabling faster deployment with streamlined contract models.

Problem

  • To achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, annual clean energy investment in emerging and developing economies needs to increase by more than 7 times.
  • Attracting the necessary volume of private capital depends on markets that can accelerate procurement, drive prices down, and provide clarity to investors, developers, and policymakers.
  • But electricity contracts in emerging markets are often negotiated bilaterally on a one-off basis, behind closed doors, and without public knowledge.
  • The opaque status quo constrains the benchmarking, standardization, or competitive forces that have unleashed clean energy in richer countries.