French contracts for the purchase of standard electricity (Indicative models of electricity obligation contracts) for small installations and renewable energy sources, 2000 (Law 2000-108 of February 10, 2000) and the corresponding decree (decree No. 2000-877 of September 7, 2000) and decree of 2001 (Decret -Nr.2001-410 of 10 May 2001), whose network and distributors must source electricity from small generators and wind power – Stop 8 June 2001 setting the conditions for the purchase of electricity generated by facilities using wind mechanical energy as referred to in Article 2 (2o) of Decree No. 2000-1196 of 6 December 2000. An electricity purchase contract (AAE) or an electricity contract is a contract between two parties, one that produces electricity (the seller) and the other that wants to buy electricity (the buyer). The PPP sets out all the terms and conditions for the sale of electricity between the two parties, including when the project will begin operating commercially, electricity delivery schedule, delivery penalties, payment terms and termination. An AEA is the main agreement that defines the revenue and credit quality of a production project and is therefore a key instrument of project financing. There are many forms of PPA in Use Today and they vary according to the needs of the buyer, seller, and financing against the parties.   The above AAEs must be distinguished from contracts to purchase electricity in a deregulated electricity market, which are generally contracts to purchase electricity from a private generator, for which the plant already exists or when the plant is built at the initiative of the private producer. For examples of this type of PPP, click on the following links: Edison Electric Institute Master Power Purchase – Sale Agreement (PDF) (4/25/2000) and Tri-State PPA. Temporary, mobile or emergency electricity purchase contract (PPP) contract to purchase temporary, temporary or emergency purchases for the purchase of electricity from a mobile facility (on skates). Prepared by an international law firm for a small rural energy project in Africa, along with an implementation agreement. Tanzania – Relatively simplified electricity supply agreements for small-scale generators in Tanzania – standardized main grid connection maps and standard APPAs for insulated mini-grids, as well as standardized tariff methods for each case and detailed tariff calculations, all available on the EWURA website.
See also guidelines for the development of small energy projects. For a more detailed analysis of AAE issues of this type, see ifC`s guide to electricity purchase contracts (1996) – see Appendix 2 (page 160) of the World Bank concession toolkit (pdf).