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September 11, 2023

Webinar Series | Exploring Energy Business Models

Late last year we launched our biggest product yet, the game changing Business Model Builder.

A powerful tool the BMB enables the rapid design, optimisation and deployment of multi-stakeholder business models in just minutes, all within a reliable, powerful and logic driven framework. From Power Purchase Agreements to Virtual Power Plants, what would typically take days or weeks of excel work by an analyst, our clients are now doing in just minutes in Orkestra. 📹  Watch the Business Model Builder overview video →

To support the launch of our Business Model Builder and help our clients get as much value as possible from the tool, we'll be running a monthly webinar series 'Exploring Energy Business Models'.

Hosted by Orkestra Co-CEO and Co-Founder James Allston and Customer Success Manager Georgina Hale we'll explore some key applications of the BMB, as voted by our community. Topics will include Creating Power Purchase Agreements, Advanced Batteries, EV Chargers, Virtual Power Plants, Debt Financing, Lease Financing and more.

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Exploring Energy Business Models

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An image advertising our webinar on creating PPAs featuring Georgie and James

Webinar 1

Creating Power Purchase Agreements in Orkestra

In this webinar James and Georgina look at how to model and optimise behind-the-meter power purchase agreements. We're excited to show you how the BMB is enabling more teams to access fast and easy PPA design and deployment, without compromising on flexibility and accuracy.

This is a training style webinar looking at practical examples to explore:

  • Crafting tailored PPAs to meet specific project needs
  • Utilising Orkestra's flexible setup options to mitigate risks and maximise returns
  • Streamlining the PPA process to ensure a seamless transaction and optimal outcomes for both buyers and sellers

An image for our webinar on advanced batteries featuring Georgie and James

Webinar 2

Business Models to Unlock Advanced Batteries

Our second webinar looks at advanced battery business models that have value stacks inclusive of front of the meter value streams.

James and Georgina provide some context around advanced batteries and the applicable business models, then run through the process in Orkestra for designing these aggregation business models looking at two different examples:

1. Where a customer owns the battery and accepts the risks and rewards. The aggregator providing market access gets a revenue share of energy market revenues.

2. Where the aggregator owns the battery, charges the customer a Battery-as-a-Service fee but accepts all the risks and rewards of energy market revenues.

This one is a big topic, be sure to let us know if you'd like to explore more examples for advanced batteries!


An image advertising the Retail Intergated PPA webinar featuring Georgie and James

Webinar 3

Building Retail Integrated PPA's and Virtual Power Plants

In our third instalment of the Exploring Energy Business Models series James and Georgie explor retail integrated PPAs. Sometimes known as "on-bill" financing, retail integrated PPA's enable retailers to finance solar and battery systems, with customers paying for usage through their electricity bills.

In this webinar the team demonstrate just how fast and easy it is to create and optimise business models in Orkestra covering:

  • The basics of retail integrated PPAs and VPPs
  • How retail-integrated models create customer offer simplicity
  • How to implement these models in Orkestra's Business Model Builder


Webinar 4

Boosting Project Returns using Financing

In Webinar 4 James and Georgie demonstrate just how effortless it is to apply financing in the Business Model Builder, and maximise project returns using the 'Goalfind' function. This tool and webinar today are not just helpful resources for project financiers or PPA providers, everyone involved in selling commercial solar and battery systems will benefit.

Watch this webinar for more on:

  • Modelling loans and leases in Orkestra
  • Incorporating loans and leases into business models in Orkestra
  • How to use debt within PPA and VPP business models to leverage greater equity returns

Disclaimer: Orkestra is not a financial advisor. The information in this webinar is general in nature, in relation to the use of its software only and does not constitute financial advice. You should consider seeking independent legal, financial, taxation or other advice when considering any financial product or incorporating financing into your business.


Webinar 5

Modelling Embedded Networks and EV Charging

Join Orkestra Co-CEO James Allston and Head of Customer Success Georgina Hale for our fifth and final webinar in the Exploring Energy Business Models series.

This webinar will explore how to set up feasibility analysis for embedded networks and EV charging in the Business Model Builder, ideal for solar companies, energy cos, embedded network operators and anyone looking to set this up or understand the topic further. James and Georgie will show you how you can easily model the economics of on-selling energy from the grid, solar and/or battery systems to the tenants of a site looking to cover:

  • The basics of energy on-selling using embedded networks and EV chargers as an example
  • How to model the feasibility of EV chargers and (simple) embedded networks in Orkestra

🗓️ 11am AEST Thursday 13th June

👥 James Allston and Georgina Hale


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