Technical Due Diligence for La Grange du Causse, Boralex’ first solar plant under corporate PPA

Renewable power producer Boralex recently celebrated the inauguration of a 15.9 MWp solar park in Pézènes-les-Mines, France. As an independent third party, 3E is proud to have contributed to this project by having conducted the technical due diligence for the financing operation between Boralex and French lender BPCE Energeco.
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The Grange du Causse solar park

The Grange du Causse solar park is located on fallow land in the department of Hérault, South of France. Equipped with 30,000 PV ground-mounted panels, the plant is expected to generate around 23 GWh of electricity annually. As illustrated above, the plots will mainly be maintained through sheep grazing.

Corporate Power Purchase Agreement: ensuring budget certainty and green energy

The energy produced by will be sold under a 20-year fixed-price Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) to the food service provider METRO France. The output generated will cover around 20%of the offtaker’s annual power needs.

More and more organisations, like METRO France, are opting for corporate PPAs to achieve energy budget certainty and meet their corporate social responsibility objectives. However, setting up a CPPA is a complex process requiring expertise and deep market knowledge. Several consulting companies, such as 3E, have therefore specialised in this field and provide advice to organisations considering this increasingly popular type of electricity contract.

[Read more about it with our blog “6 reasons why to enter into a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement”]

Technical Due Diligence: mitigating risks and securing investments

Boralex, major player in ther enewable energy sector in Canada, USA, France and the United Kingdom, appointed 3E to perform a Technical Due Diligence of the Grange du Causse project, with a duty of care towards French lender BPCE Energeco.

As an independent third party, 3E reviews the technical and contractual aspects of renewable energy projects. Our aim is to identify, assess and mitigate the potential risks associated with the project and its financing or a possible transaction. Our reports usually include a series of conclusions and recommendations towards the sponsor and lender.

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3E has been delivering technical, financial and strategic advisory services for over 20 years. Drawing upon this experience, we have built a strong know-how and reputation in the renewable energy sector. This allows us to provide bankable advice to developers, investors and operators, enabling them to make well-informed decisions.

Regardless of the lifecycle stage and the location of your project, you can rely on our expert services.

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