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Axpo and Kolektor sign first financial PPA in Slovenia

4 September 2023
Bogdan Tudorache

Axpo has secured its latest long-term corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) for renewable energy in south-eastern Europe, it was announced today. The ground-breaking deal, the first ever financial corporate PPA in Slovenia, was concluded with the Kolektor group, a global supplier of specialised industrial products, headquartered in Slovenia.

Under the 10-year agreement, Axpo will hedge the long-term fixed price for up to 0.2 terawatt hours (TWh) of energy for Kolektor Mobility’s facility in Slovenia, which produces components and systems for electric vehicles. Its subsidiary, Kolektor sETup d.o.o., will ensure the physical supply of energy.

“We are one of the few companies able to support such a landmark deal in the region, leveraging our decade-long expertise, credit worthiness, sizable renewable energy portfolio and, last but not least, our proximity to clients. We will continue to support innovative and bespoke energy products and services, which ultimately help advance the region’s energy transition,” said Axpo’s Head of Regional Origination CSEE, Călin Raţis.

The agreement marks a significant milestone for Kolektor sETup, establishing the company as a leading PPA facilitator and specialist offering a comprehensive array of services for energy producers and consumers. These include legal consultation, market expertise and insight, physical power supply assurance, balancing services, and expert aggregation capabilities.

“This is Slovenia’s first-ever financial corporate PPA and a momentous turning point for the country’s renewable energy sector. A ground-breaking achievement, it underscores our commitment to the green energy transition by pioneering sustainable solutions and ensuring a brighter energy future for our customers,” added Kolektor sETup Managing Director, Aleš Koželjnik.

“Last year was really turbulent for organisations buying energy on the open market. Energy costs suddenly became one of our main cost drivers. Signing a durable long-term purchase agreement was therefore extremely important for us in securing mid- to long-term price stability for electricity from renewable sources,” also said Kolektor Mobility’s Purchasing Director, Igor Bogataj.

For Axpo, the agreement follows several important deals concluded in south-eastern Europe earlier this year. These include the first ever long-term wind power PPAs in Croatia and Serbia, adding 216 MW to the company’s regional renewable energy portfolio.

Autor: Bogdan Tudorache

Active in the economic and business press for the past 26 years, Bogdan graduated Law and then attended intensive courses in Economics and Business English. He went up to the position of editor-in-chief since 2006 and has provided management and editorial policy for numerous economic publications dedicated especially to the community of foreign investors in Romania. From 2003 to 2013 he was active mainly in the financial-banking sector. He started freelancing for Energynomics in 2013, notable for his advanced knowledge of markets, business communities and a mature editorial style, both in Romanian and English.

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