The climate agreement in Paris is just one more sign to corporate Chief Sustainability Officers that the pressure is mounting to come up with comprehensive and cost-effective carbon management strategies. The challenge is to navigate a complex process of identifying opportunities and to develop approaches that satisfy internal stakeholders with diverse responsibilities and perspectives.
Many companies are inking renewable electricity contracts directly with renewable projects as a way to meet their sustainability and financial goals. Although most of the attention in this area is focused on the mega-deals announced by large IT and social media companies, in fact, the same opportunities are also available to smaller corporations.
Regardless of one’s size, however, direct renewable energy purchases can be challenging: The first hurdle is to locate the right project. Other issues beyond project sourcing abound as well: Among key issues, would-be purchasers need to look at cost, reliability, risk assessment, credit and financing considerations.
Potential problems – many of which are not obvious – abound. Successfully ‘getting to yes’ with minimal difficulty requires a capability that can only be developed through experience. While some companies have chosen to approach the opportunity directly, the majority of corporations with successful renewable energy contracts have chosen to collaborate with an experienced partner.
In this free, one-hour webcast with Altenex you’ll learn:
- The opportunities and approaches available to companies seeking low-cost/low-risk renewable energy; •
- How to enter into long-term contracts for renewables resources such as wind and solar;
- How best to manage the often complex internal approval process;
- What leading companies like 3M, Kohls and REI have done to address their carbon exposure and develop long-term, cost-effective electricity procurement strategies