Public consultation on the introduction of voluntary templates for PPAs

The EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) has announced a public consultation on the introduction of voluntary templates for Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) in the EU energy market.

In accordance with the EU Regulation to improve the Union’s Electricity Market Design (EMD), which was adopted by the Council of the EU on 21 May 2024, Member States shall implement policies and measures to promote the uptake of PPAs by removing unjustified barriers and disproportionate or discriminatory practices. This contributes to improving energy pricing predictability and helps meet national climate and energy targets.

The EMD mandates ACER to assess the need to develop and issue voluntary templates for PPAs. As ACER’s assessment must reflect the needs of the different parties, it is key that this is done in coordination with the relevant institutions and stakeholders.

For this reason, from 20 June to 18 July 2024, 17:00h CET ACER is consulting to gather inputs from interested stakeholders and ensure an informed and inclusive decision-making process.

If the assessment (expected in Autumn 2024) highlights the need to develop templates for PPA contracts, ACER, together with all Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs), will start the process in Winter 2024.

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