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Round-up of renewable energy PPA news (Dec 17-28)

Lightsource BP expansion into Brazilian PV sector

Deecember 28 (Renewables Now) - At the very end of 2018, power purchase agreement (PPA) announcements and updates on tenders awarding long-term contracts for renewable electricity came mainly from Europe and North America. Our list starts with the most recent news.

-- El Paso Electric to diversify mix with solar and storage, maybe wind

El Paso Electric (NYSE:EE) on Wednesday said it will contract 200 MW of solar and 100 MW of battery storage capacity, and also unveiled plans to buy additional wind and solar power to further diversify its mix. Read more..

-- Ørsted secures nod for 200-MW PPA for Revolution Wind

Connecticut regulators have approved an off-take deal for part of the output of Ørsted US Offshore Wind’s 600-MW Revolution Wind project in federal waters off Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Read more..

-- El Salvador's 28-MW renewables tender attracts 18 bids

El Salvador's General Superintendence of Electricity and Telecommunications (SIGET) received a total of 18 bids in its 28-MW renewable energy tender. Read more..

-- Statkraft inks PPAs for 20 MW of French wind with Boreas

Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft has agreed to buy electricity and capacity certificates from soon-to-be completed wind projects in France, totalling 20 MW. Read more..

-- Engie to supply renewable power to Cemex UK facilities in 2019

Next year building materials supplier Cemex UK will use 100% renewable electricity at all sites supplied by Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) under an extended PPA. Read more..

-- AB InBev inks 100-MW solar PPA in UK with Lightsource BP

Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch Inbev (EBR:ABIT), better known as AB InBev, has signed a 100-MW solar PPA with Lightsource BP to secure the electricity supply to its UK operations. Read more..

-- Engie buys 151-MW US wind project, signs PPA with Xcel

The North American unit of French energy group Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) has bought the 151.2-MW Dakota Range III wind project in South Dakota and has also signed a PPA for the wind park’s full capacity with Xcel Energy Inc (NASDAQ:XEL). Read more..

-- Edify Energy secures PPA for part of 275-MW Aussie solar project

Australia’s Edify Energy will supply 150 MW of the output of its 275-MW Darlington Point solar project in New South Wales to the owner of a local coal-fired power complex. Read more..

-- Community Energy gets clearance for 70-MW solar PPA in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania-based clean energy projects developer Community Energy Inc has received approval for a 70-MW solar PPA under which it will supply government facilities in Philadelphia. Read more..

-- Brazil's Senate approves offshore wind, floating solar auctions

The Brazilian Senate has approved a bill that authorises the implementation of offshore wind and floating solar auctions. Read more..

-- Afghanistan launches EoIs ahead of 2-GW solar tender

The government of Afghanistan has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from developers willing to install up to 2 GW of grid-connected solar parks across the country. Read more..

-- Wind projects of 763 MW win Alberta renewables tender

The Canadian province of Alberta has selected 763 MW of wind projects at a weighted-average price of CAD 39 per MWh in its latest call for renewable energy capacity. Read more.. or check these related stories:
Greengate Power wins deal for 113-MW wind project in Alberta

EDF Renewables wins 201.6-MW wind project in Alberta tender

-- Octopus, EGO seal 63-MW solar PPA in Italy

UK renewables investor Octopus today said it will be supplying EGO Group with power from a 63-MW portfolio of subsidy-free solar parks in Italy. Read more..

-- Canadian Solar, TrailStone ink PPA for solar power in Italy

Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ) has signed a 10-year PPA for 17.6 MWp of Italian solar power with global commodities trader TrailStone GmbH. Read more..

-- Greece awards 222 MW of wind, small solar in auction

Greece awarded 159.65 MW of wind and 61.94 MW of small solar power capacity in an online auction held on December 10. Read more..

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