We invest in our own inventory of solar power plants and we cover the entire value creation chain. Currently Enerparc has over 400 solar power plants with 1,800 MW in its inventory – developed by the company itself, built with its own team and serviced by its own employees. Enerparc participates in EEG bids, invests in projects with fixed feed-in tariffs and develops non-subsidized solar power plants in Europe with energy supply contracts (PPA) for energy suppliers or large buyers.
- 1,800 MW in the company's inventory
- Planning, installation & operation
- Participation in EEG bids
- Development of non-subsidized solar power plants
A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) is an often long-term electricity purchase agreement, usually between a current purchaser (buyer) and a plant operator (seller) of renewable energies. This contract regulates all the necessary conditions, such as the amount of electricity, the prices negotiated, the balance sheet processing or the contract duration. Since a PPA is a bilateral contract, it can take many different forms that are tailored to the contracting parties. PPAs are found primarily with large electricity consumers (e.g. industrial companies), traders, energy suppliers and operators of renewable energy systems without government subsidy systems. The advantages of a power purchase agreement for players in the energy market include: long-term price security, opportunities to finance investments in new electricity generation capacities or the reduction of risks in the sale and purchase of electricity.
The Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) was introduced in 2000 as a central component of the German energy transition. The goal behind the EEG is to gradually achieve 80% of the electricity supply from renewable energies by 2050 and thus increase the proportion of renewable energies in the German gross electricity consumption (§1 EEG 2017). The EEG guarantees plant operators of renewables a fixed energy buy-back price in ct / kWh for 20 years from the date of commissioning. State funding for the first plants will therefore end in 2021. The so-called Power Purchase Agreements can be a new instrument for the economic operation of these old systems, regardless of the EEG funding.