January 27 (Renewables Now) - Smelters in Norway, a US university, a personal care products group in Chile, and a major carmaker have signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for electricity from renewable energy sources in the past weeks. Our round-up starts with the most recent stories.
-- Vanderbilt University signs 20-year PPA for 35-MW solar park
Vanderbilt University in Tennessee has signed a 20-year PPA with Nashville Electric Service for a 35-MW solar park to be built by Nashville-based solar developer Silicon Ranch Corporation. Read more..
-- Toyota, Dow to buy power from 100-MW solar farm in Kentucky
Toyota Motor Corp (TYO:7203) and Down Inc (NYSE:DOW) are to buy power from a 100-MW solar park in Kentucky under agreements that have been filed for approval with the Kentucky Public Service Commission. Read more..
-- Colbun signs PPA with Chilean personal care company
Chilean personal care products group Empresas Davis SA has contracted electricity from 100% renewable sources for the next five years under a PPA with Colbun SA. Read more..
-- Juwi to build 400 MW of solar farms in Colorado for Tri-State
The US arm of German renewable energy projects developer Juwi AG will build several solar parks in Colorado for wholesale electricity supplier Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. Juwi Inc has signed a PPA for four projects of 400 MW in total, which it will have to complete by the end of 2023. Read more..
-- Banco do Brasil looking to contract 10 GWh per year of solar DG
Brazilian national lender Banco do Brasil SA (BVMF:BBAS3), also knows as BB, will be holding a bidding round on February 3 to contract 10 GWh of solar power from distributed generation (DG) systems. Read more..
-- Lithium miner CTR inks 40-MW geothermal PPA in California
Controlled Thermal Resources US Inc (CTR) has signed a 25-year PPA with California’s Imperial Irrigation District (IID) for the output of a geothermal facility it will build at the Salton Sea. Read more..
-- Macquarie's GIG agrees wind power offtake for Norwegian smelters
Green Investment Group Ltd (GIG), owned by Macquarie Group Ltd (ASX:MQG), will be supplying power to the Norwegian smelters of French industrial group Eramet from two wind projects in Norway. Read more..
-- Empower New Energy signs PPA for 1.9-MW HPP in Rwanda
Norway-based Empower New Energy AS signed a PPA for a 1.9-MW run-of-river hydropower plant (HPP) in Rwanda with the state-owned Rwanda Energy Group in December. Read more..
-- Sprint to cover Virginia sites' power demand with renewables
US communications services provider Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) will power all of its locations in Virginia with 100% renewable energy under an agreement with electricity and gas retailer Direct Energy. Read more..
-- Masdar to build PPA-backed 145-MW floating PV farm in Indonesia
Masdar has partnered with Indonesian state-owned power utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) to develop a 145-MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Indonesia’s West Java region. Read more..
-- Statkraft signs 10-year PPA with CMC steel mill in Poland
Norway’s Statkraft AS has signed a ten-year financial PPA with Polish steel mill operator CMC Poland Sp z o.o. Read more..
-- Ormat inks 10-year PPAs for Californian geothermal power facility
Ormat Technologies Inc (NYSE:ORA) has announced two PPAs tied to 14 MW of capacity at its geothermal power project in Mammoth Lakes, California with Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community Power. Read more..
-- EDPR bags solar PPA for 66 MW in Brazil
EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) has secured a PPA for the output of the 66-MW Lagoa solar park it plans to build in the Brazilian state of Paraiba. The name of the off-taker was not disclosed. Read more..