Business energy retailer Flow Power says that businesses signed on to its corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs) have secured total savings of up to $14 million since the start of 2018.
This highlights the significant opportunity for businesses to drive down energy expenditure while benefiting from the long-term nature of these contracts, which serve as a secure platform to achieve sustainability goals. The popularity of PPAs has risen as a hedge against potentially volatile future energy prices.
Unlike most corporate renewable PPAs, which serve as financial tools and require additional energy contracts, businesses entering into these agreements with Flow Power match their load to generation from one or more renewable plants, benefit from wholesale spot pricing and rates tracked against their usage.
“Advanced Manufacturing in Australia is a global race, with product cost being a key factor,” says ANCA CEO Chris Hegarty. “Flow Power is more transparent on costs, came out as far cheaper than the quotes we sourced from traditional energy providers and is sourced from 100% renewable – partnering with them was simply the best choice for ANCA.”
Of its 445MW wind and solar offering, Flow Power has allocated 204MW to Australian businesses, a testament to the growing awareness and appetite for these agreements in the Australian market and Flow Power’s success in meeting this demand.
The remaining 241MW could power more than 200 commercial and industrial businesses for the next 10 years.
“Last year, we set a fairly ambitious target of having ten offtake agreements, and wind and solar in every state,” says Flow Power CEO Matthew van der Linden. “We’re excited to say that we’ve met this goal.
“The savings that businesses can achieve with corporate renewable PPAs is significant. And this is just the beginning. We’re looking forward to seeing these deals gain traction as the market continues to embrace them.
“It’s critical that we support Australia’s growing pipeline of renewable projects, and PPAs are the way to do this.”
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