Renewable CPPAs

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Choose your generation partner

A Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) acts as a means of connecting the power your organisation consumes to a specific renewable power generator. This can relate to an existing or future renewable generation project.

Why Drax?

At Drax, we buy renewable electricity from around 2,100 generators and have our own renewable generation assets too. This means we’re well-placed to identify a generator that’s both close to you and using the technology type you want to support.

As a licensed electricity supplier, Drax can readily facilitate your CPPA journey – including registration, balancing when consumption and supply aren’t in step, and settlement. It’s also possible for us to ‘sleeve’ power into your existing contractual arrangements if required.

We can structure the options over the long-term or short-term, depending on your appetite. Shorter-term arrangements might embrace the output from our Galloway hydro asset in south-west Scotland.

Benefits of a Drax CPPA

A CPPA pinpoints the source of your energy and offers your stakeholders a tangible sign of your Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitment to sustainability. Other benefits include:

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More power, less risk

We’ll set up a CPPA with one of our generation partners.

Durations of 10-15 years help you confidently manage power price risk.

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Added brand value

A CPPA can improve your environmental credentials.

It also helps drive the UK’s renewable energy industry to new levels.

Generator advantages

Generator advantages

CPPAs provide regular income over the long-term.

They may also help unlock financing that contributes to developing UK-wide renewable projects.

Galloway CPPA

Galloway’s REGO-backed power

Our Galloway CPPA allows you to forge a tangible link to the renewable power generated at Great Britain’s first large-scale hydro complex.

Galloway’s annual generation volume amounts to around 260,000 megawatt hours (MWh) on average. Each MWh is matched by a Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO).

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Galloway benefits

A Galloway CPPA has wider advantages too, including:

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New business

The Galloway Hydro connection helps demonstrate your ESG credentials.

It may also act as a gateway to wider sales opportunities – the public sector, in particular, may apply ESG criteria in its tenders.

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Competitive advantage

REGOs help to show your commitment to sustainability.

When assessing investment decisions, lenders are increasingly looking at the applicant’s sustainability claims and record.

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Drax-assisted marketing

With your link to Galloway Hydro, we can help promote your sustainabilty credentials.

Draw on our expertise in social media, as well as other digital content and printed materials, at no extra cost.

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Discover more about our Galloway CPPA.

CPPA types

You’ll need to decide early in the process which renewable generation technology you want to support, as well as which type of CPPA to adopt:

Direct CPPA

Direct

The generator’s renewable asset is on (or sufficiently near) your site to allow you to buy directly, so you bypass the grid and achieve savings on third party costs.

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Indirect

Also known as ‘buy as produced’, the generator feeds renewable power into the grid, which the energy supplier buys before allocating you the same amount.

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Synthetic/Virtual

The generator feeds the grid, but you don’t necessarily take delivery of the power.

Sound good?

Connect your business to a specific renewable power generator.

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