Renewable purchasing surges in Asia Pacific – Wood Mackenzie

Company procurement of renewable power greater than doubled in Asia Pacific ultimate 12 months, in line with new research.

Firms signed energy acquire agreements (PPAs) for round 3.8GW of renewable power capability in 2020 — greater than double the former 12 months’s overall, in line with Picket Mackenzie. Wind accounted for the biggest percentage (47%) of this capability, adopted through sun (44%), whilst the rest 9% is undisclosed.

This building up got here in spite of undertaking delays because of labour shortages and logistic disruptions right through the coronavirus pandemic, the analysts famous.

By means of the top of the primary part of 2021, company PPAs have been signed for 10.9GW of renewable power capability.

Picket Mackenzie senior analyst Rishab Shrestha mentioned company renewable procurement is beginning to play a larger function in Asia Pacific.

“Call for for renewable procurement is in large part pushed through bold decarbonisation goals set through governments and corporations within the area. However extra importantly, falling renewables premiums and emerging energy price lists in Asia Pacific are making company renewable PPAs extra horny,” he added.

Renewables premiums have fallen throughout all markets in Asia Pacific, in line with Picket Mackenzie.

Transmission fees will offset a few of these top rate discounts, however the overall bargain in comparison to feed-in price lists will have to nonetheless be greater than 30% through 2025.

Marketplace unfold

India, Australia and Taiwan lead the area for company renewable PPA contracting, with cumulative capacities of five.2GW, 3.2GW and 1.3GW respectively through the top of the primary part of 2021. 

Picket Mackenzie defined that horny undertaking economics and enabling coverage frameworks in Australia and India account for the higher company PPA job in those markets

Shrestha added that he expects Singapore and Japan to additionally transform leaders in company procurement of renewable power.

He defined: “Singapore is essentially the most advanced procurement marketplace in south-east Asia however has restricted land availability for renewable tasks. Japan’s procurement is in large part restricted to onsite tasks, however we think coverage updates through year-end.” 

Company developments and obstacles

Business offtakers accounted for 57% of PPAs shrunk in 2020, because of prime power call for of electronics production and mining industries  

Retail and repair consumers accounted for 25.4%, whilst the era sector accounted for 16.9%, with power procured basically used for powering information centres

Club of the RE100 – in which corporations decide to energy 100% in their operations with renewable energy – higher 12 months on 12 months, however simplest 10% of the 99 member corporations signed company PPAs within the area. 

Maximum RE100 participants with Asia Pacific headquarters use onsite installations and net-metering sun tasks to energy their operations as an alternative. Restricted laws enabling large-scale procurement of renewables within the area shape a big barrier, Picket Mackenzie defined.

Shrestha mentioned: “Whilst demanding situations stay, coverage, company ambition and economics are beginning to tilt the stability in opposition to a extra conducive company PPA panorama for enlargement.”

Author: Ronald Scott