In 2018, Boston University and the Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) hosted a Renewable Energy Strategy & Procurement Workshop with BU’s technical advisor, Edison Energy, and project developer, ENGIE. The event focused on helping building owners and large tenants address emissions by identifying and evaluating renewable energy solutions that suit their needs.
BU and the GRC brought together representatives from the City of Boston, A Better City, Partners Healthcare, and other buyers and financing parties to share their views of the renewable energy markets and experiences from the buyer’s perspective.
Workshop participants included stakeholders from MIT, Dana Farber, Northeastern University, Mass CEC, Boston Properties, Harvard University, MAPC, and UMass Boston. Topics included market trends, buyers’ experiences, and commercial terms and risk management strategies for a renewable energy contract.
Participants provided their feedback via a survey and came away with a better understanding of how renewable energy Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) work as well as the knowledge and tools needed to assemble a team and engage stakeholders within their organizations.
Download slides from the workshop:
- Carbon Free Boston - Implications for Renewable Energy Purchasing - John Cleveland, GRC
- BU Wind - Dennis Carlberg, BU
- State of the Renewable Energy Market for Corporate, Institutional, and Municipal Buyers - Market Analysis: Phil Hanser, BU Institute for Sustainable Energy
- State of the Renewable Energy Market for Corporate, Institutional, and Municipal Buyers - Utility-Scale Developer: Emily Cohen, ENGIE North America
- State of the Renewable Energy Market for Corporate, Institutional, and Municipal Buyers - Energy Procurement & Integration: John Leidy, Phoenix Energy
- The Buyer’s Experience: Lessons Learned - Gary Nicksa, BU
- The Buyer’s Experience: Lessons Learned - Yve Torrie, A Better City
- The Buyer’s Experience: Lessons Learned - Dennis Villanueva, Partners HealthCare
- Business Case for Renewable Energy - Winston Vaughn, Ceres Renewable Energy