Renewable Energy Contracts Library

Navigating the renewable energy project documentation process can be time-consuming and costly. Standardization of the many contracts, forms, and permits required during the development cycle could relieve some of the due diligence pressures on developers, which could help to maintain project timelines and reduce total costs.

In an effort to promote document standardization and aid in the successful development of renewable energy projects, the NREL finance team has assembled the following resource library. Please note: The documents listed on this site have not been reviewed by NREL, and the lab cannot accept responsibility for their content or application. They are provided here for ease of access, and should be independently assessed by each user.

Your input is greatly appreciated. If you would like to contribute any additional documents, please email us with either a file attachment or a link to a web location. Also, please include a brief description of the document in the body of the email.

Power Purchase Agreements

Annotated PPA from Tioga Energy, a solar solutions provider

California Solar Center's Guide to Solar Power Purchase Agreements

Residential Solar PPA from SolarCity

Sample Wind PPA from the Bonneville Power Association

Sample Wind PPA from Xcel Energy

Sample Solar PPA from NStar

SolarTech PPA template (fee-based)

Wind PPA template from NRG's offshore wind developer Bluewater

Requests for Proposals (RFP):

RFP examples from several California municipalities

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission PV RFP example

Xcel Energy 2010 wind power RFP

Pacific Gas and Electric's PV PPA Request for Offers

Southern California Edison RFP for renewable and alternative power

RFP for Long-Term Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Contract and related documents from NSTAR

Interconnection Agreements:

FERC's Standard Interconnection Agreements and Procedures for Small Generators

California ISO Interconnection Application Process

Proposed Interconnection Procedure in USVI

Xcel Energy's Transmission interconnection guidelines and contacts

Engineering, Procurement, and Construction:

SolarTech EPC contract template (fee-based)

Operation and Maintenance Contracts

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) O&M contract template

Renewable Energy Leases:

Idaho Department of Lands solar lease template

City of Lemoore, CA solar site lease agreement

Los Angeles Community College District solar site lease agreement

Residential Solar Lease from SolarCity

SolarTech operating lease agreement (fee-based)

Idaho Department of Lands

Green Leases*

Green Leases Toolkit 

New York City Energy Aligned Clause 

London's Better Buildings Initiative Green Lease Resources 

Business Council on Climate Change Green Tenant Toolkit 

CMS Legal's Guide to Green Leases Across Europe 

RMI-BOMA Guide For Landlords and Tenants 

Miscellaneous:

Connecticut Light and Power's standard contract for the purchase and sale of Connecticut Class I renewable energy credits

Sample requests for proposals, land use agreements, and other contracts for energy projects on federal facilities from the U.S. Federal Energy Management Program

National Grid's request forms for REC purchases and power supply proposals

Sample Request for Qualification to seek developers with the most desirable credentials

*The following resources were collected from the Green Lease Library.