Round-up of renewable energy PPA news (February 25-March 10)

The Race Bank offshore wind farm. Source: Ørsted (www.orsted.co.uk).

March 11 (Renewables Now) - The US was again the source of the majority of power purchase agreement (PPA) announcements in the last two weeks, but we also saw exciting updates from offshore wind projects in Europe and Asia.

-- EDF Renewables, JEA ink 250-MW solar PPA in Florida

EDF Renewables North America has agreed to sell the output of the 250-MW Jacksonville 5 solar complex in Florida to regional utility JEA. Read more..

-- EDPR, Microsoft strike PPAs for 125 MW of US wind power

EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) announced it has signed two PPAs under which it will sell wind power to Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT). It will supply the tech giant with electricity from the 125-MW Timber Road IV wind park located in Paulding County, Ohio state. Read more..

-- Microsoft signs PPA for 74 MW of solar with Invenergy

Microsoft will also be buying the output of a 74-MW solar park in North Carolina that will be constructed by renewables developer Invenergy. Read more..

-- Greece to put wind vs solar in 600-MW tender in April

Greece will open bidding in its next renewable energy tender on April 15, targeting 600 MW of wind and solar projects, the country’s Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) announced. Read more..

-- Maine regulator approves contract for 100-MW solar project

The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved a proposed long-term power supply contract for the 100-MW Three Rivers Solar project in Hancock County. Read more..

-- Ørsted signs corporate PPA for UK offshore wind

UK utility Northumbrian Water Ltd will be buying power from the 573-MW Race Bank offshore wind farm under a 10-year contract with Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED). The corporate PPA, the first of its kind in the UK, is for about 100 GWh per year. Read more..

-- Vattenfall to bid for 750 MW more in Hollandse Kust Zuid wind zone

Vattenfall AB has prepared “a very solid proposal” for sites III and IV of the Hollandse Kust Zuid zone, to be awarded soon as part of the second subsidy-free tender for offshore wind in the Netherlands. Read more..

-- RWE inks PPA for 219 MW of offshore wind in Belgium

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH has signed a PPA for the full output of the 219-MW Northwester 2 offshore wind farm to be built in Belgian waters. Read more..

-- Northland inks PPA for Hai Long 2A project off Taiwan

Canada-based Northland Power Inc (TSE:NPI) has signed a PPA for the 300-MW Hai Long 2A wind project off Taiwan, the first of three schemes that will create an over 1,000-MW complex. Read more..

-- DEWA issues RfQ for 900 MW of solar in Dubai

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has started a competitive tender process for the next 900-MW phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar complex. Read more..

-- Colombia's first renewables auction ends without winners

Colombia’s first electricity auction that sought to award 12-year contracts for the annual supply of 1.183 TWh of renewable power concluded without winners. The next auction will be held in the second quarter of 2019. Read more..

-- ACWA-led group wins 100-MW solar tender in Bahrain

Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) has awarded a contract to a group led by Saudi firm ACWA Power for the construction and operation of a 100-MW solar power plant. Read more..

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