Carl Ostridge and Marion Cundari explain how REsurety’s Risk Management tools help buyers and sellers of clean energy manage their financial exposure.

Risk Management

Buying and selling clean energy combines exposures to two volatile and unpredictable risks: the weather and commodity markets. REsurety provides the toolkit that renewable energy leaders rely upon to achieve their goals with confidence.

As the renewable energy industry evolved beyond utility PPAs as the primary form of offtake, so did the scale and complexity of risks faced by the buyers and sellers of clean energy. Our tools help clean energy buyers and sellers manage the financial exposure to these risks. To date, REsurety has supported 7,000 MW of transactions.

For Corporate Buyers

Power Purchase Agreements leave corporate buyers holding financial risks that they either don’t want or can’t manage.

Our risk-transfer products for clean energy buyers bridge the gap between what buyers want and what traditional PPAs – and vPPAs – offer.

Settlement Guarantee Agreement

  • Swap variable PPA settlements for a fixed payment or premium.
  • Lock in revenue or cost certainty for years.

Volume Firming Agreement

  • Match renewable generation to your load profile.
  • Swap a variable generation profile for a financially-firmed shape.

For Clean Energy Sellers

Projects can’t control how much fuel (wind speed or sunshine) is available in a given hour, month or year, or what the corresponding power prices will be.

Proxy Revenue Swap

  • Lock in revenue regardless of resource availability and power prices.
  • Swap variable merchant revenue for a fixed annual payment.

Proxy Generation PPA

  • Lock in $/MWh revenue regardless of power prices.
  • Swap merchant power price exposure for a fixed $/MWh payment.

Balance of Hedge

  • Swap existing Fixed Volume Swap settlements for an annual fixed premium or payment.