The Public-Private Partnership in Infrastructure Resource Center (PPPIRC)’s new Climate Change/Renewable Energy Page (CC/REP) taps a wealth of legal materials on clean energy project development in two significant energy markets: Brazil and the United States.

For example, as the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) gears up for a July 2011 auction for renewable energy generation resources, the CC/REP provides the original texts and annotated summaries of the generic ANEEL Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) used as part of the 2010 auction for small hydro, wind, and biomass generation resources. The 2010 auction resulted in PPAs with 89 projects representing 2.9GW of potential installed capacity.

Wondering about the PPA provisions that seek to ensure that these projects will be developed and brought online in three years? On the CC/REP you can download and print a PDF file of the PPAs in Portuguese or browse the annotated summary in English.

If you’re looking for ways that utility procurement efforts can push investments in renewable energy generation projects—one that can meet renewable energy needs as well as protect the interests of ratepayers—the CC/REP has your answer. There you can access a Request for Proposals for Renewable Energy Resources and associated PPAs issued by PacifiCorp, a large investor-owned utility in the western United States. You can also access a sample PPA for wind power facilities issued by the United States Department of Energy.

The new version of the CC/REP also provides access to valuable information on clean energy public-private partnerships in other parts of the world. Are you searching for the relevant legal documents regarding project development and financing for a large-scale desalination plant? On the CC/REP you can access documents for a reverse osmosis desalination project in Melbourne, Australia, using clean solar energy and other clean energy features.

Sharing Good Practices

The Climate Change/Renewable Energy Page is an open source tool designed as a go-to reference and resource on clean energy PPP projects. It is populated with materials that address the challenges and opportunities in developing and deploying clean energy PPP projects around the world. Materials on carbon capture and sequestration will be added soon.

The Climate Change/Renewable Energy Page is supported by funds from the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), the Norwegian Trust Fund for Private Sector and Infrastructure (NTF-PSI), and IFC.