Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI’s) Business Renewables Center (BRC) launched its Buyers Roadmap, a software-based educational platform to help buyers of renewable energy better understand the transaction process for procuring wind and solar power. The Buyers Roadmap educates non-utility energy buyers through a standardized process to plan and execute a power purchase agreement (PPA) for renewable power. The Buyers Roadmap includes detailed instruction and advice to fit a range of buyer needs, including determining energy load and company goals, running a request for proposal (RFP) process, and ensuring follow up after the commercial operation date. The BRC’s Buyers Roadmap also includes a number of deep-dive guides on topics such as accounting, risks associated with long-term PPAs, and an RFP template to streamline the request for proposal process with proven best practices. The Buyers Roadmap was developed as part of BRC’s digital Learn|Analyze|Opportunities product suite that includes the Market Analysis Platform (MAP) for identifying project value and the BRC Marketplace, which connects corporate buyers and service providers with available renewable energy projects and project developers.
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