Round-up of renewable energy PPA news (Dec 9-31)

The Haliade-X turbine in Rotterdam. Image by: Twitter @GErenewables.

December 31 (Renewables Now) - Companies in the US, Europe, North Africa and Latin America signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable electricity in tenders or private deals in the last weeks of the year. We wish you a cleaner and greener 2020.

-- Enel to expand 450-MW US wind park after PPA with Danone

Enel Green Power North America Inc (EGPNA) has put into operation a 450-MW wind park in the US state of Texas and signed a PPA with Danone North America enabling a 50-MW extension of the park. Read more..

-- EDF Renewables secures PPA for 100-MW solar project in California

EDF Renewables North America has sealed a PPA that will support the construction of the 100-MW Maverick 6 solar park in California. The 20-year contract was struck with CleanPowerSF, a not-for-profit programme operated by San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Read more..

-- Statkraft to buy power from 252 MW of solar parks in Spain

Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente SA (BME:SLR) has signed a PPA with Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft AS for 252 MW of solar parks in Spain. Read more..

-- ACWA Power signs PPAs for 250 MW of solar projects in Ethiopia

Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power has signed 20-year PPAs for two solar projects totalling 250 MW with Ethiopia's state-owned electricity producer Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP). The price agreed in the contracts is USD 0.02526 (EUR 0.02295)/kWh. Read more..

-- Enora, 547 Energy win 135 MW of wind projects in Greece

A unit of Greek renewables group Enteka SA and the clean energy platform of private equity firm Quantum Energy Partners have won 135 MW of wind power capacity in a recent auction in Greece. The country’s Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) has awarded 20-year PPAs for four wind projects to Enteka subsidiary Enora SA and an affiliate of 547 Energy LLC, which is backed by the buyout firm. Read more..

-- Foresight secures 10-year PPA with EDF for 50-MW Spanish solar farm

UK investment manager Foresight Group LLP has negotiated a 10-year fixed-rate PPA for a 50-MW solar park in south-west Spain with EDF Trading Ltd, part of French utility Electricite de France SA (EPA:EDF). Read more..

-- EPM inks 10-year PPA for rooftop PV arrays in Medellin

Colombian power utility Empresas Publicas de Medellin ESP (EPM) has signed a ten-year PPA for the output of a solar array installed on the rooftop of event venue Plaza Mayor Medellin. Read more..

-- AMEA Power, TBEA unveil 100-MW solar award in Tunisia

A consortium formed by TBEA Xinjiang New Energy Co Ltd and Dubai-based AMEA Power has won a 100-MW solar project in Tunisia after participating in an international tender. The plant will sell its electricity under a 20-year PPA with the Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz (STEG). Read more..

-- Dutch Eneco buys all output from 12-MW Haliade-X prototype

Dutch utility Eneco has arranged to purchase all of the power generated by GE Renewable Energy’s 12-MW Haliade-X offshore wind turbine prototype installed at the port of Maasvlakte-Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Read more..

-- Cement group GCC inks solar PPA in Mexico

Mexican cement manufacturer Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua SAB de CV (BMV:GCC) will run some of its operations in Mexico on solar energy under a newly-signed PPA with an unnamed Mexican solar power supplier. The electricity will go to power its cement factory in Juarez, ready-mix and aggregates operations and corporate offices. Read more..

-- Scatec Solar wins 360 MW in Tunisian tender

Oslo-based Scatec Solar ASA (OSL:SSO) has won three projects totalling 360 MW in Tunisia’s international tender from earlier this year. They will sell their output to Societe Tunisienne de l’Electricite et du Gaz (STEG) under 20-year PPAs. Read more..

-- Solaria inks PPA with Alpiq for 105 MW of Spanish solar parks

Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente SA (BME:SLR) signed a PPA with European energy trader Alpiq for the output of 105 MW of solar parks in Spain. Read more..

-- Fairfax County awards solar PPAs for locally-built arrays

Fairfax County in the US state of Virginia has awarded PPAs to three two-company teams to secure favourable fixed electricity rates from the power generated by solar arrays on county property. Read more..

-- India's Azure Power grabs 2-GW solar ISTS award at home

Indian solar power producer Azure Power Global Ltd (NYSE:AZRE) has been awarded a 2-GW solar interstate transmission (ISTS) project with a manufacturing component in India. The company expects to sign a 25-year PPA at a tariff of INR 2.92 (USD 0.041/EUR 0.037) per kWh. Read more..

-- Sol Systems, Capital Dynamics to add 12.1 MW of solar at Illinois uni

Private asset manager Capital Dynamics and solar investor Sol Systems will build and operate a 12.1-MW solar park for the University of Illinois that will treble the renewable energy production at its Urbana campus. Sol Systems signed a 20-year PPA for the project with Prairieland Energy Inc (PEI) -- a University of Illinois-related organisation. Read more..

-- Chile's Copec inks PPA with Cerro Dominador CSP plant

Chilean oil and energy company Copec SA has signed a PPA to secure electricity from the 210-MW Cerro Dominador combined photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Chile’s Atacama desert. The deal will enable Copec to cover 50% of its consumption needs. Read more..

-- Amea to develop 700 MW of wind, solar through Egyptian PPAs

UAE renewables developer Amea Power, a subsidiary of Al Nowais Investments (ANI), signed aPPA with The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) tied to 700 MW of wind and solar projects. Read more..

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