Round-up of renewable energy PPA news (Feb 18-Mar 3)

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March 3 (Renewables Now) - Melbourne Airport, Coca-Cola bottlers, Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas, Barclays and Alcoa are among the companies that will green their power mix under recently signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) or similar contracts for renewables.

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Origin inks bundled PPA for 530-MW wind park in Victoria

Australian electricity and natural gas company Origin Energy Ltd (ASX:ORG) has signed a bundled power off-take contract for electricity from the 530-MW Stockyard Hill wind farm in Victoria. The deal consists of a series of long-term PPAs with seven customers, among which Melbourne Airport, Ausgrid, Nexus Hospitals and NSW Ports.

Engie to supply 4.3 TWh of renewable power to O-I in Europe

French utility Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) will supply a total of 4.3 TWh of renewable electricity to facilities in Europe of US glass bottle maker O-I Glass Inc (NYSE:OI) under a 10-year agreement.    

Enel Green Power signs hydro PPA with Coca-Cola bottlers in Guatemala

Enel Green Power Guatemala (EGPG) has inked a PPA to supply 28.6 GWh per year of hydropower to the three local bottlers of The Coca-Cola Co (NYSE:KO) over the next two years.    

Huhtamaki to source renewable power under 42-MW VPPA

Huhtamaki Oyj (HEL:HUH1V) has signed a 42-MW virtual PPA with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC to source renewable electricity from a wind project in Texas.    

Endesa seals renewable power supply contract in Spain with Parkia

Spanish utility Endesa SA (BME:ELE) has expanded its energy supply agreement with public car park operator Parkia, now covering 6.2 GWh of renewable electricity per year.    

Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas signs PPA with Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar Inc (NASDAQ:CSIQ) has signed a PPA with Brazilian steel manufacturer Usiminas (BVMF:USIM5) that is linked to the construction of a BRL-1.35-billion (USD 265m/EUR 237m) solar park in Luziania, Goias state.   

Battery maker Panasonic Energy signs solar PPA in Thailand

Japanese renewables developer Shizen Energy Inc and Bangkok-based independent power producer (IPP) Constant Energy have concluded a 20-year PPA with battery maker Panasonic Energy (Thailand) Co Ltd involving a 1,169-kWp rooftop solar array.    

Barclays to green UK ops under 10-year renewable deal with BP

Barclays Plc (LON:BARC) has signed a PPA with oil and gas major BP Plc (LON:BP) that calls for the UK bank to procure renewable electricity for its UK operations.    

Sify to procure 231 MW of wind, solar for Indian data centres

Indian information and communications technology company Sify Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:SIFY) will offtake power from 231 MW of solar and wind farms under a deal with Singapore-based Vibrant Energy Holdings, owned by a portfolio company of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group Ltd (GIG).    

Endesa, Alcoa ink pre-PPA for over 900 MW of wind power in Spain

Spanish utility Endesa SA (BME:ELE) has signed a pre-agreement to supply 906.3 MW of wind power to US aluminium producer Alcoa Corp (NYSE:AA) for its San Ciprian smelter located in the Galicia region, northwestern Spain.

Spirit AeroSystems agrees wind power supply from AEP-owned project

US aerostructures maker Spirit AeroSystems Inc will use 100% renewable electricity at its headquarters in Kansas under an off-take deal tied to a 128-MW wind park in its home state.    

Borealis to green Finnish production with 800-GWh wind PPA with Fortum

Austrian chemicals and fertilisers producer Borealis has committed to buying 800 GWh of wind power in Finland from domestic utility Fortum Oyj (HEL:FORTUM), the latter said on Thursday. 

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