May 10, 2023
Infographic: Why PPA Transparency Matters
With the energy needs of over 3 billion people and climate change at stake, clean energy deployment must accelerate at an unprecedented rate. That’s not possible if every power plant contract is negotiated behind closed doors, kept secret, and their true costs are shielded from public scrutiny. Check out our new infographic that breaks down the issue in an easy-to-understand way and join us in advocating for greater transparency in power sector contracting.
What Ghana's Game-Changing PPA Register Means for Power Sector Transparency
By Grace Tamble, Rushaiya Ibrahim-Tanko
What Happened: Ghana’s utility regulator recently launched a public register of power purchase agreements (PPAs) to share information on all 14 of the country’s active electricity contracts covering both renewable and non-renewable power projects.
The Case for Transparency in Power Project Contracts: A Proposal for the Creation of Global Disclosure Standards (Revised August 2022)
By Mohamed Rali Badissy, Charles Kenny, Todd Moss
The purpose of a nation’s power sector is to deliver reliable electricity at the lowest cost and for the greatest benefit.
Op-Eds & Articles
The Other Hidden Debt - How power contract transparency can help prevent future debt risk
By Todd Moss, Rushaiya Ibrahim-Tanko
Originally published in the IMF Public Financial Management Blog, June 21, 2022. Soon after the reformist businessman Hakainde Hichilema won Zambia's presidency in August 2021, he learned that his country’s finances were far worse than he feared.
Coffee Break Briefing with Rushaiya Ibrahim-Tanko on PPA Watch
By Rushaiya Ibrahim-Tanko, Todd Moss
To meet clean energy and energy access goals, we need to rapidly scale electricity through transparent, competitive power markets. But in most emerging markets, power contracts shrouded in secrecy prevent this progress. We launched our new initiative, PPA Watch, to shed light on the problem of secret power purchase agreements.