Electricity purchase contract (AAE) for small rural energy projects as part of a series of documents developed by international law firms for use in small rural energy projects. Documents prepared for the country in Southeast Asia. Under an AAE, the buyer is usually a utility company or a company that buys electricity to meet the needs of its customers. With the production distributed with a commercial variant of PPA, the buyer can be the occupant of the building – for example. B a business, a school or a government. Electricity distributors can also enter into AAEs with the seller. In the case of decentralized production (where the generator is on a construction site and the energy is sold to the building occupants), commercial PPAs have developed as a variant allowing companies, schools and governments to source directly from the generator and not from the distribution company. This approach facilitates the financing of distribution-related production facilities, such as photovoltaics, micro-turbines, alternative piston engines and fuel cells. Kenya – Electricity Purchase Contract (AAE) – Simplified agreement for Kenya A relatively simplified electricity purchase agreement has been developed for Kenya`s electricity regulator for use in „Hydro, Geothermal or Gas” electricity generation facilities.
It expects a capacity load and an energy load. The seller must sell all the net electrical power of the installation to the buyer. The Energy Regulatory Commission also provides a link to a PPP model for large renewable generators over 10 MW and an AAE for smaller renewable energy projects of less than 10 MW on its renewable energy portal. The AAE is considered binding at the time of signing, also known as the reference date. Once the project is built, the validity date ensures that the buyer buys the electricity produced and that the supplier does not sell its production to others other than the buyer.  At DLA Piper, we have experienced first-hand the win-win scenario of these PPAs, having advised lenders, developers and customers of their PPAs – from generators and their backers to end consumers and their licensed electricity suppliers – we have implemented many of the largest European power purchase contracts for businesses in recent years. A POWER Purchase Agreement is a legal contract between an electricity producer (supplier) and an electricity buyer (buyer, usually an electricity supplier or a large electricity buyer/distributor). Contractual terms can take between 5 and 20 years during which the buyer buys energy and sometimes also capacity and/or ancillary services from the electricity producer. These agreements play a key role in financing assets of own property producing electricity (i.e. not held by a utility company). The seller under the AAE is usually an independent electricity producer or a „PPI.” In parallel to this agreement, the purchaser of the company will have in many legal systems a contract to supply electricity with this licensed supplier, under which it will be possible to provide electricity to cover the company`s energy needs from time to time.
The terms of delivery under this delivery agreement take into account electricity purchased under the AEA, which is transmitted to the supplier granted under the authorized supply contract. This ensures that the company will benefit from fixed renewable energy prices under the AAE, but the reliability of a supply agreement with a licensed electricity supplier to cover its daily energy needs.