January 14 (Renewables Now) - The list of power purchase agreement (PPA) news from the first two weeks of 2019 is a bit short, but worth reading. It includes PPAs struck in Hawaii at the lowest renewable power prices seen in the state to date, and tender updates from Morocco, the Canary Islands and Colombia. We start with the most recent stories.
-- Morocco launches tender for 200 MW of solar power
-- Tri-State, Juwi partnering on 100-MW solar project in Colorado
Colorado-based Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has joined hands with a unit of German renewables developer Juwi Group to build a 100-MW solar park in Colorado. The non-profit electric cooperative will buy the entire output under a 15-year PPA. Read more..
-- EDF-Masdar secure 400-MW wind project in S Arabian tender
EDF Renewables and Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC, better known as Masdar, have won the tender for the construction of a 400-MW wind park in Saudi Arabia, touted as the largest in the Middle East. It has a 20-year PPA with the Saudi Power Procurement Company. Read more..
-- Holaluz, EDF Solar sign PPAs for 120 MW in Iberian Peninsula
Spanish electricity firm Holaluz has signed a PPA with local solar company EDF Solar for projects in Spain and Portugal totalling 120 MW. Holaluz, through a Representation Agreement, will sell the power on the wholesale electricity market. It aims to reach 1,000 MW in PPAs by the end of 2021. Read more..
-- PUC nod sought for 262 MW of solar capacity with storage in Hawaii
Hawaiian Electric Companies are seeking the state Public Utilities Commission’s (PUC) approval of contracts for 262 MW of solar capacity with 1,048 MWh of storage spread across seven projects on Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island. The cost per kWh for two of the seven project is as low as USD 0.08. Read more.. or check related headlines:
-- Colombia to hold 1st renewables auction on Feb 26
At the very end of 2018, Colombia’s Ministry of Mines and Energy announced the country’s first electricity auction seeking to award 12-year contracts for the annual supply of 1.183 TWh of renewable power in total. It will take place at the end of February. Read more..
-- Canary Islands to hold wind power call for 180 MW