Axpo Response to ACER Consultation on "Voluntary Templates for PPAs"

Dear Sir or Madam, please take a few minutes of your time to complete the following questionnaire.


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ACER Consultation questions - Module A


Have you ever signed a PPA or are you currently in the process of negotiating a PPA?

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What is the order of magnitude of energy contracted (bought and sold) through PPAs over all PPAs and added up over a year (estimated average or last year)?

[Question is targeted at total Axpo volume. You can skip this questions]

Have you ever used (e.g. applied it with minor/major changes, used only for educational purposes, etc.) an existing voluntary PPA template contract? Please recall the following: “existing voluntary templates” refer to the industries associations templates (e. g., EFET, ISDA), and national ones. Such templates are freely available to interested parties willing to enter a PPA agreement. “In-house templates” refer to those templates created and developed internally by companies and not available to the public.

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Has the status (in terms of quality, availability, language, content, etc.) of existing voluntary templates acted as a major barrier for concluding a PPA?

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How have you used an existing voluntary template PPA contract?

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Why have you not used an existing voluntary template PPA contract?

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ACER Consultation questions - Module B


You are kindly invited to state your position on the following statements:

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Based on your experience with the existing voluntary template(s), what do you believe is the most critical issue/difficulty and what mitigation strategy would you suggest to address it?

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ACER Consultation questions - Module C


Is it possible to put in place a template contract which would enable easier trade of PPAs – in pursuit of better electricity market functioning and a smooth and rapid energy transition?

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Is the lack of suitable current voluntary template PPA contracts on the market today a major barrier for further unlocking the PPA market?

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Would you find beneficial, in terms of further unlocking the PPA market, to have additional voluntary template(s) developed by ACER together with the Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs), after consulting the relevant stakeholders, taking into account the following: "(a) the use of those contract templates shall be voluntary for the contracting parties; (b) the contract templates shall, inter alia:(i) offer a variety of contract durations; (ii) provide a variety of price formulas; (iii) consider the offtaker’s load profile and the generator’s generation profile" ?

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Since you believe that the status of existing voluntary templates does not constitute a barrier for further unlocking the PPA market, would you find it beneficial to have other actions, such as:

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Please state your preference(s):

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ACER Consultation questions - General Comments


You are kindly invited to share your views on the topic.

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