Project Developer & IPPs

Renewable Projects in non-subsidized markets

What is our philosophy being a full-stack service provider?

Synchronizing all stakeholders is key to success

Risks such as volatile electricity prices or fluctuating energy yields become even more dominant for renewable energy projects in an unsubsidized market environment.

The interests of market participants diverge. For example, leveraged banks demand long-term offtake solutions (e.g., PPAs), while the Offtaker has sought short- to medium-term terms. Developers/IPPs are looking for high PPA prices with moderate mark-to-market risk.

Our services aim to solve this multi-stakeholder problem. We align all interests at the same time.
What is our approach?

Services that fit everybody's needs!

Power sales management
Merger & Acquisition
Project finance
Power market design

To make the processes manageable, sustainable and transparent for our customers, Think RE divides its portfolio into three phases: Education, Preparation and Implementation.

EDUCATION

Make knowledge sustainable
We help our clients fully understand the complex world of renewable energy development and operations by providing customized workshops on topics such as debt financing, weather risk, and hedging instruments.

PREPARATION

Fundamental decision making
We are supporting Developers/IPPs in the preparation phase for the realization of RE projects. This support includes market reports, identification of suitable targets (e.g., Corporate Offtake), and conducting in-depth market soundings.

Execution

Efficient route to energy markets
With our creative approaches, even critical processes and projects can be completed.We help identify suitable and bankable buyers and synchronize acceptance with project financing with the goal of best PPAs structure.
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Green Brain Academy® - Sustainability Workshops

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Over the last two decades, renewable energies (e.g., wind and solar power plants) have been heavily subsidized. These subsidies have led to a rapidly growing market share with moderate commercial risks. As new technologies become cheaper than their predecessors, existing subsidies are removed, and commercial threats emerge. The Green Brain Academy will help you become familiar with contracts and instruments in this new environment of renewable energy markets.

Questions to be answered:

  • What is the impact on project financing of different PPA types?
  • How do I evaluate the project value in volatile power markets?
  • Will the shift to a liberalized market affect my projects?
  • What is the best off-take scenario for my project? Utility PPA vs. Corporate PPA vs. public auction?
  • How can I mitigate mark-to-market or weather risk?
  • What can I do to increase the gearing under a PPA project?
Power Managment for Power Purchase Agreements

Power Sales management

Merger & Acqusition of renewable energy projects

Merger & Acquisition

Financing of renewable energy projects

Project finance

Power Market Design

Power Market Design

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Education

  • Systemizing various power sales options (Auctions, PPA, Merchant)
  • Risk management of renewable energy projects
  • Buying a single project vs. buying a company (e.g. project portfolio)
  • Modeling fair value of renewable energy projects
  • Modeling debt sizing scenarios (e.g. sculpted debt)
  • How to negotiate term sheets & loan agreements
  • Dispatch models and regulations across various countries
  • Political & country risk assessment
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Power Sales management

  • Systemizing varoius power sales options (Auctions, PPA, Merchant)
  • Risk management of renewable energy projects
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Mergers & Acquisition

  • Buying a single project vs. buying a company (i.e. project portfolio)
  • Modeling fair value of renewable energy projects
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Project finance

  • Modeling debt sizing scenarios (e.g. sculpted debt)
  • How to negotiate Term Sheets & Loan Agreements
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Power Market Design

  • Dispatch models and regulations across various countries
  • Political & Country Risk Assessment
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Green Brain Academy

Education

Market & Strategy Advisory - Renewable Projects

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We are supporting Developers/IPPs in the preparation phase for the realization of renewable energy projects. Our services include market reports, identification of suitable targets, and conducting in-depth market soundings of potential investors or power offtakers In illiberalized markets we are supporting what kind of offtakers (utility / corporate) will be suitable.

Markets and commercial solutions to be identified:

  • What are realistic power price projections?
  • What is a good strategy for entering new markets?
  • How to calibrate the merchant exposure to benefit from increasing power prices?
  • What are suitable off-takers - utility vs. corporate?
  • Which price mechanism is to prefer?
  • What are potential acquisition and sales options for renewable energy assets?
Power Managment for Power Purchase Agreements

power Sales Management

Merger & Acqusition of renewable energy projects

Merger & Acquisition

Financing of renewable energy projects

Project finance

Power Market Design

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Preparation

  • Long- and Shortlisting of optimal off-take scenarios
  • Analysis of commercial risk categories per off-take scenario (e.g. price risk, volume risk)
  • Assessing entry points (Green vs. Brownfield)
  • Long- and Shortlisting of potential targets
  • Assessing exit points (strategic vs. financial investor)
  • Market sounding of available project finance conditions
  • Calibrating financial models according to bankability standards
  • Requirements of credit enhancements
  • Country analysis & market studies (e.g. commercial, regulation, financing)
  • Analyzing major risks per market
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power Sales Management

  • Long- and Shortlisting of optimal off-take scenarios
  • Analysis of commercial risk categories per off-take scenario (e.g. price risk, volume risk)
Green Tariffs

Mergers & Acquisition

  • Assessing entry points (Green vs. Brownfield)
  • Long- and Shortlisting of potential targets
  • Assessing exit points (strategic vs. financial investor)
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Project finance

  • Market Sounding of available project finance conditions
  • Calibrating financial models according to bankability standards
  • Requirements of Credit Enhancements
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power market design

  • Country Analysis & Market Studies (e.g. Commercial, Regulation, Financing)
  • Analyzing major risks per market
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Market & Strategy Consulting

Preparation

Green Advisory Services

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We not only support the execution of critical workstreams, but also help identify suitable and bankable buyers and advise on synchronizing acceptance with project financing. We are focusing  on working on financing & Power Purchase Agreements from beginning as the bankability is key for structuring the ideal PPAs.

Renewable energy projects to be implemented:

  • How to improve capital structures by using hedging products (e.g. proxy revenue swaps)?
  • What are the necessary elements of a share purchase agreement (SPA)?
  • How to evaluate off-takers creditworthiness?
  • How to push through higher PPA prices?
  • How to mitigate risks in PPA transactions?
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power Sales Management

  • RfI and RfP Management
  • Term Sheet and PPA negotiation
  • PPA Pricing and risk optimization by hedging instruments
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Mergers & Acquisition

  • Sourcing of potentail counterparties (buy-side / sell-side)
  • Fair Enterprise Value modelling
  • Term Sheet and SPA negotiation
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Project finance

  • Sourcing of competitive debt providers and d
  • Preparing relevant banking documents (e.g. Info Memo)
  • Support in Debt Sizing Optimization
  • Term Sheet and Loan Agreement Negotiation
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power market design

  • Customized price curves
  • Commercial Due Diligence
Power Managment for Power Purchase Agreements

power Sales Management

Merger & Acqusition of renewable energy projects

Merger & Acquisition

Financing of renewable energy projects

Project finance

Power Market Design

power market design

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Execution

  • RfI and RfP management
  • Term sheet and PPA negotiation
  • PPA Pricing and risk optimization by hedging instruments
  • Sourcing of potential counterparties (buy-side / sell-side)
  • Fair enterprise value modeling
  • Term sheet and SPA negotiation
  • Sourcing of competitive debt providers
  • Preparing relevant banking documents (e.g. Information Memorandum)
  • Support in debt sizing optimization
  • Term sheet and loan agreement negotiation
  • Customized price curves
  • Commercial due diligence