Round-up of renewable energy PPA news (April 7-May 4)

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May 5 (Renewables Now) - We witnessed a surge in power purchase agreement (PPA) announcements from the US after Easter. Boston Scientific, Royal DSM, Verizon, T-Mobile and other corporations will be buying power from wind and solar farms in the country. Corporate PPAs were also struck in other markets like Brazil, the UK and Spain.

-- Dominion opens 1.25-GW wind, solar, storage tender in Virginia

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US utility Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) is seeking to contract up to 1 GW of solar and wind power and up to 250 MW of battery storage in Virginia in what it says is its largest renewables solicitation in a calendar year. Read more..

-- PowerSouth Energy Cooperative to buy power from 80-MW solar park

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, a generation and transmission cooperative serving customers in Alabama and northwest Florida, will be buying power from a 80-MW solar plant developed by Origis Energy. Read more..

-- ACWA-led consortium signs PPA for 900-MW solar project in Dubai

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power and its partner Gulf Investment Corporation (GIC) have signed a 25-year PPA for the output of the 900-MW fifth phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar project in Dubai. Read more..

-- Ørsted, Nestle UK sign 31-MW offshore wind PPA

Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) will supply 31 MW of offshore wind power to meet 50% of the electricity demand of Nestle UK, the Danish energy company announced in April. Read more..

-- Royal DSM backs RE100 goals with 61-MW solar VPPA with Origis

Florida-based Origis Energy has signed an off-take deal with Dutch life sciences and materials sciences company Koninklijke DSM NV (AMS:DSM) for the output of a 61-MW solar project in Texas. Read more..

-- Brazil's Vulcabras signs USD-26m wind PPA with Casa dos Ventos

Brazilian shoe maker Vulcabras Azaleia (BVMF:VULC3) has signed a BRL-150-million (USD 26.4m/EUR 24.4m) PPA with local wind power developer Casa dos Ventos. Read more..

-- Enel Green Power inks 5-year hydro PPA in Guatemala

Italian renewables business Enel Green Power SpA has secured a five-year PPA to supply 42 GWh of renewable electricity annually in Guatemala. Read more..

-- Boston Scientific inks 42-MW solar PPA with Clearway

US medical devices maker Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) unveiled a couple of deals with Clearway Energy Group LLC to buy solar power for its nation-wide operations. Read more..

-- Geronimo Energy inks VPPA for 200-MW solar project in Illinois

US renewables developer Geronimo Energy will be selling the output of its 200-MW Prairie Wolf solar park under a virtual PPA with agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. Read more..

-- Lightsource BP to add 44 MW of solar to serve US transit agency

Lightsource BP, the solar power company backed by BP Plc (LON:BP), will build a couple of solar farms in Pennsylvania, totalling 43.8 MW in direct current (DC), to serve one of the largest transit agencies in the US. Read more..

-- Verizon to buy power from 384 MW of solar, wind parks in US

US telecoms giant Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) has signed a number of virtual PPAs that will help finance the construction of wind and solar parks with a total capacity of 384 MW. Read more..

-- Macquarie Uni to go 100% renewable with Snowy Hydro

The Macquarie University in Sydney will power its campus entirely with renewables under a deal with domestic power producer and retailer Snowy Hydro Ltd. Read more..

-- First Solar signs PPAs for 100 MW in California

US thin-film photovoltaics (PV) maker First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR) has sealed a couple of long-term PPAs tied to the output of the 100-MW Rabbitbrush solar plant that is to be built in California. The counterparties are community choice aggregators (CCAs) Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE). Read more..

-- T-Mobile wants juice from newly operational wind park in Illinois

Wireless network operator T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) will be buying power from a 158-MW wind farm that just recently started commercial operation in the US state of Illinois. It and Avangrid Renewables LLC have signed a long-term contract tied to the Otter Creek wind park in LaSalle County. Read more..

-- EDPR inks PPA with Royal DSM for 59 MW of Spanish renewables

Dutch life sciences and materials sciences company Koninklijke DSM NV (AMS:DSM) has procured electricity from 59 MW of renewable power plants that EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) intends to build in Spain in the coming years. Read more..

-- EDPR inks 200-MW solar PPA in Mexico

EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) has signed a PPA for the output of the future 200-MW Los Cuervos solar photovoltaic (PV) park in Mexico. The off-taker is Ammper Energia S.A.P.I de C.V. (Ammper), a qualified service provider in the new Mexican electricity market. Read more..

-- Tilt lifts contracted output of 336-MW Dundonnell wind farm with ALDI deal

Retail giant ALDI Foods Pty Ltd will buy a small portion of the electricity coming from Tilt Renewables Ltd’s (NZE:TLT) 336-MW Dundonnell wind park in Victoria, taking the contracted production volume of the project to 93%. Read more..

-- Spain's CLH inks long-term renewable PPA with Axpo Iberia

Madrid-based electricity retailer Axpo Iberia SL has signed a 10-year PPA to supply renewable power to local oil products transportation company CLH Group. Read more..

-- University of Pennsylvania unveils 220-MW solar PPA

The University of Pennsylvania will be the off-taker of 220 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) parks that will be built in the Commonwealth and go live at end-2022. Read more..

-- Corbetti geothermal project in Ethiopia secures govt PPA

The project company behind the Corbetti geothermal project in Ethiopia, along with its sponsors, has signed a new PPA and a implementation agreement (IA) with the Ethiopian government and Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) which will allow it to initiate the drilling programme. Read more..

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