White papers

White Paper: Making It Count

Updating Scope 2 accounting to drive the next phase of decarbonization Authored by David Luke Oates, Senior Vice President of Power Markets Research, REsurety Dr. Oates holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from Queen’s University, Canada. EXCERPT: Corporations are increasingly focused on… Read more »

Friends Don’t Let Friends Use 8760s…at least not for revenue modeling

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Authored by Jennifer Newman, Vice President of Atmospheric Science Research, REsurety White Paper Executive Summary An “8760” (sometimes known as a “typical meteorological year,” or “TMY”) is a year-long hourly time series of expected generation for a wind or solar project. As the name implies, an 8760 contains generation values for all 8,760 hours of… Read more »

White paper: Locational Marginal Emissions

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A Force Multiplier for the Carbon Impact of Clean Energy Programs EXCERPT: While the impressive growth in clean energy development is an encouraging signal that we can tackle the harms of greenhouse gases and climate change, we should remember that clean energy deployment itself is not the ultimate goal. Tracking environmental goals in traditional units… Read more »

Risk Mitigation for Corporate Renewable PPAs

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REsurety contributes a chapter on how to manage risk in virtual PPAs through Volume Firming Agreements in this new report by RE-Source, a joint platform of WindEurope, SolarPower Europe, the RE100, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. EXCERPT: Corporates have a variety of different drivers for looking to source power from renewables, but the… Read more »

 The “P99 Hedge” That Wasn’t – Updated with 2018-2019 Data

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REsurety and Energy GPS have joined forces again to empirically analyze how wind farms with P99 Hedges would have fared in ERCOT in the record-setting 2018-2019 period.  EXCERPT: In the spring of 2018, REsurety and Energy GPS co-authored a white paper¹ describing the source and impact of a common error in forecasting hedged wind farm… Read more »

Accounting Primer for C&I Renewable Energy Buyers

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For C&I Buyers looking to mitigate risks in their PPAs, CohnReznick provides new accounting guidance on Volume Firming Agreements and Settlement Guarantee Agreements in a whitepaper co-published with REsurety. EXCERPT An important consideration for Buyers is how these contracts, or group of contracts, will be assessed for accounting purposes. Like a traditional vPPA, contracts like… Read more »

Proxy Generation PPAs

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Orrick, Microsoft and REsurety describe the Proxy Generation PPA: what it is and why it represents a necessary evolution of the corporate clean energy buyer’s contract. EXCERPT Beginning as novelty transactions dominated by socially conscious “tech” companies, corporate & industrial (C&I) renewable energy purchases now exert tremendous pull in the electricity market. Since 2013 and in… Read more »

The “P99 Hedge” That Wasn’t

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REsurety and Energy GPS partnered to bring you The “P99 Hedge” That Wasn’t, an empirical analysis of how wind farms with fixed volume swaps (also known as P99 Hedges or “Bank Hedges”) may be underestimating the impact of hourly mismatches in their financial model. Our analysis demonstrates that the commonly used modeling method (which ignores… Read more »

Reports

Q3 2022 State of the Renewables Market Report

A view of Q3 2022 U.S. renewable energy performance REsurety creates the State of the Renewables Market report every quarter to provide readers with data-driven insight into the value and emerging trends of renewable generation in U.S. power markets. We use our domain expertise in power markets, atmospheric science, and renewable offtake to analyze thousands… Read more »

Q2 2022 REmap Report

REsurety creates the REmap-powered State of the Renewables Market report every quarter to provide readers with data-driven insight into the emerging trends and value of renewables in U.S. power markets. We combine our domain expertise in power markets, atmospheric science, and renewable offtake to analyze thousands of projects and locations and summarize key findings here.… Read more »

June 2022 Project Finance NewsWire

How Hedges Have Changed Since Uri, Lee Taylor, REsurety CEO Project Finance NewsWire spotlights developments affecting project finance and the energy sector; you can find Lee Taylor’s feature on page 15. AN EXCERPT: The hedge market is offering the same menu of options a year and a half after a sudden cold snap in Texas… Read more »

Q1 2022 REmap Report

REsurety creates the REmap-powered State of the Renewables Market report every quarter to provide readers with data-driven insight into the emerging trends and value of renewables in U.S. power markets. We combine our domain expertise in power markets, atmospheric science, and renewable offtake to analyze thousands of projects and locations and summarize key findings here.… Read more »

Q4 2021 REmap Report

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REsurety creates the REmap-powered State of the Renewables Market report every quarter to provide readers with data-driven insight into the emerging trends and value of renewables in U.S. power markets. We combine our domain expertise in power markets, atmospheric science, and renewable offtake to analyze thousands of projects and locations and summarize key findings here.… Read more »

Q3 2021 REmap Report

The REmap-Driven Q3 2021 State of Renewables Report was released today! This report reveals the captured value of operational wind and solar projects in major US markets in Q3 2021, and highlights how those values have changed in each market over time. Data is aggregated from millions of data points across public and private sources to shed light… Read more »

Q2 2021 REmap Report

1. Modeled Q2 PPA Performance Across Major Hubs REmap’s new vPPA simulator feature allows users to backcast vPPA settlement at all project locations, enabling analysis of market performance through the lens of a generator or vPPA buyer.  vPPA settlements represent the value (or cost) of the unit-contingent contract-for-difference hedge settlements that result from a virtual Power… Read more »

A Corporate Purchaser’s Guide to Risk Mitigation

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REsurety’s  CEO Lee Taylor offered insight into this new report by The Business Renewables Center (BRC), a program of Rocky Mountain Institute. EXCERPT The US corporate renewable market has grown by leaps and bounds in the past five years. Corporate procurement has rapidly expanded from a niche to a substantial part of the US electricity… Read more »

Customer stories

REsurety Helps Akamai Power and Protect Life Online Sustainably

The most innovative companies worldwide choose Akamai to secure and deliver its digital experiences – helping billions of people live, work, and play every day. With the world’s largest and most trusted edge platform, Akamai keeps apps, code, and experiences closer to users – and threats farther away. With REsurety’s locational marginal emissions (LME) data,… Read more »

REsurety Enables Broad Reach Power’s Grid Decarbonization

Broad Reach Power (BRP) is a leading U.S. utility-scale independent power producer (IPP) that understands the long-term value and rapid growth of energy storage as an infrastructure asset, particularly in those markets transitioning from traditional to renewable generation. BRP’s facilities provide flexibility, reliability, and environmental benefits while generating revenues from both risk-management contracts and spot-market… Read more »

Confidently Partner on Renewable Project Investments Using REmap: Hannon Armstrong Case Study

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We sat down with Rich Santoroski, Chief Risk Officer, and Raj Singamsetti, Market & Regulatory Lead of the climate investment firm Hannon Armstrong, to talk about how they use REmap to conduct investments in renewable projects.  With more than $8 billion in managed assets, Hannon Armstrong’s (NYSE: HASI) core purpose is to make climate positive… Read more »

Marathon Helps Clients Choose the Right Renewable Opportunities Using REmap

REsurety sat down with Joan Hutchinson, Managing Director at Marathon Capital, to talk about how her team uses REmap to inform their corporate clients on renewable energy procurement. ABOUT MARATHON CAPITAL: Marathon Capital is a world-class investment bank with a mission to achieve their clients’ strategic and financial objectives by delivering inspired, knowledge-based solutions to… Read more »

Podcasts

Clean Integration Podcast: Managing Intermittent Power Risks

Listen in as John Belizaire, CEO at Soluna Computing and Lee Taylor, CEO at REsurety discuss the challenge of intermittency in the renewable energy market. The podcast covers REsurety’s impact on the clean energy economy through their innovative tools like Locational Marginal Emissions (LMEs) and hedging strategies. The Clean Integration Podcast features experts in the renewable… Read more »

Currents Podcast: Recent Evolution of the Hedge Market

Listen in as Todd Alexander and Lee Taylor discuss the recent evolution of the hedge market due to the impacts of winter storm Uri. They get into the spectrum of hedging options before the storm, how each of those structures fared, how the hedging landscape has changed and more. The Currents Podcast features in-depth discussions on… Read more »

PODCAST: Climate Torch’s Chris Wedding hosts REsurety’s CEO Lee Taylor

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Listen in as Chris asks Lee about REsurety and what makes the company unique; the recent and historical funding of the company; and some advice on leadership, exercise and reading recommendations. 

PODCAST: Climate Positive’s Chad Reed hosts REsurety’s CEO Lee Taylor

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Hannon Armstrong’s Climate Positive Podcast Listen in as Chad Reed from Hannon Armstrong asks Lee Taylor about REsurety, how he was born and bred to be an environmentalist, and measuring and maximizing the carbon impact of clean energy projects.

PODCAST: EnergyMatters2U hosts REsurety’s SVP of Software Adam Reeve

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Listen in to this podcast where EnergyMatters2U hosts REsurety’s SVP of Software Adam Reeve as he details the company’s mission to empower the clean energy fueled future. 

PODCAST: My Energy 2050 (Ep 46) Weathering Risk: The climatology of energy markets with Aaron Perry

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My Energy 2050’s Dr. Michael LaBelle speaks with Aaron Perry, a Senior Associate in Valuation and Risk Analytics at REsurety. Listen in as they discuss the role that long-term and short-term weather forecasting plays in reducing financial risks. Aaron is a climatologist and takes a long-term view on the impact weather has on renewable energy, like wind and solar.

PODCAST: SunCast episode 403 – Friends Don’t Let Friends Use 8760s with Dr. Jennifer Newman

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A recent white paper from REsurety, with contributions from Hannon Armstrong, a leading investor in climate solutions, offers an in-depth analysis into how using an “8760” energy model can lead to significant errors in revenue modeling — topping 30% in some high renewable penetration markets. Despite their widespread use in the renewable energy industry, using… Read more »

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