Why PPA Transparency Matters to:
Investors & Project Developers

Why PPA Transparency Matters To:

Investors & Project Developers

Relevance

  • Abundant affordable electricity matters to everyone.
  • Public access to PPAs will support the growing norm of transparency in public procurement to reduce corruption, scale-up clean energy deployment, and ultimately contribute towards ending poverty in emerging markets where electricity demand is exploding.

Problem

  • Nontransparent PPAs lead to increased governance and investment risk because of suspected corruption or subsequent contract renegotiation.
  • Lack of open pricing and other market data allows actors with privileged access undue advantage in getting contracts signed.
  • While individual investors may not be ready to push for transparency in a specific project, applying a new norm of contract disclosure across all market actors would benefit everyone.