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Volatile energy markets have not de-railed corporate appetite for green power, but new structures and deal tenors are emerging. We look at 2022 figures on corporate PPA activity from both sides of the Atlantic.

In less volatile market conditions, renewable energy sellers could afford a more relaxed attitude toward off-taker credit. But in the post-Covid, post-subsidy environment, certainty around credit is now key to ensuring that PPAs don’t end up costing more than the seller bargained for.

Caroline is Global Head of Instatrust, New Energy Ventures at DNV GL. She is leading the innovation cycle, development and launch of the Instatrust™ platform, a digital PPA platform that connects buyers and sellers of renewable energy. DNV GL are platinum sponsor of our Financing Wind Europe conference on 31st October in London.

Gill Howard Larsen is Global Director of Due Diligence, Renewables at UL. UL is Host Sponsor at Financing Wind Europe on 31st October in London and Platinum Sponsor at our European Wind Investment Awards. We caught up with Gill to find out more about UL’s expansion plans in Europe, trends in the wind sector and Brexit.

Despite the bold plans, A Word About Wind found Vattenfall’s wind head Gunnar Groebler in cautious mood when we met at the annual conference of WindEurope – where he is chairman – in Bilbao in April.

There’s no doubt that growing corporate interest in the wind industry is a good thing. We commonly see this in the form of corporate power purchase agreements.

What do these various deals tell us about GIG’s strategy in Europe and beyond? We caught up with Ed Northam, head of GIG in Europe and a veteran of UK GIB since it formed in 2012, to help us make sense of it.