Round-up of renewable energy PPA news (Jan 5-18)

The Sage Draw wind farm in Texas. Source: ├śrsted

January 19 (Renewables Now) - The first months of 2021 brought a bunch of power purchase agreement (PPA) announcements, mainly from Europe and the US, among which corporate deals for green electricity signed by PepsiCo in the US, Ferbasa in Brazil, and PhosAgro in Russia. We start with the most recent news.

-- Solaria inks PPA with Shell for 300 MW of Spanish solar parks

Solaria Energia y Medio Ambiente SA (BME:SLR) signed a PPA with Shell Energy Europe BV for the output of 300 MW of its solar parks in Spain. Read more..

-- Spain's Bruc Energy closes finance, PPA for 110 MW of home solar

Bruc Energy, a renewables-focused investment vehicle of Spain's Bruc Management, closed both the financing and a PPA for a recently acquired 110-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project located in the Spanish region of Andalusia. Read more..

-- PepsiCo inks partial off-take for 665 MW of US wind by Ørsted

Food and beverage company PepsiCo Inc (NASDAQ:PEP) will buy a portion of the electricity coming from 665 MW of US wind projects owned by Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED). The two PPAs are tied to the 298-MW Haystack wind project in Nebraska and the 367-MW Western Trail scheme in Texas. Read more..

-- PepsiCo wants 100% renewable power in Mexico, Australia this year

US food and beverage giant PepsiCo Inc (NASDAQ:PEP) expects to achieve 100% renewable electricity in Mexico and Australia this year, having reached that goal in the US in 2020. Read more..

-- Russia's PhosAgro to use 100 MW of hydropower for mine ops

Russian fertiliser producer PhosAgro announced that it has signed a PPA for 100 MW of hydropower for one of its mining and processing plants. Read more..

-- AES Brasil signs MoU to supply 80 MWa of wind power to Ferbasa

AES Brasil (B3:TIET11), formerly AES Tiete Energia SA, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to supply 80 average megawatts (MWa) of wind power to local ferroalloys producer Ferbasa SA (BVMF:FESA4). Read more..

-- Eolus seals PPAs for 68 MW of wind capacity in Sweden

An undisclosed “major global energy company” has contracted the output of three wind farms totalling 68 MW, to be built by Eolus Vind AB (STO:EOLU-B) in Sweden over the next couple of years. Read more..

-- Energiekontor inks post-EEG PPAs for 120 MW of German wind

German renewables developer and operator Energiekontor AG (ETR:EKT) in recent weeks signed short-term PPAs for 120 MW of wind farms that previously received support under Germany’s Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). Read more..

-- Taiwan's Wiwynn to buy solar power under PPA

Taiwanese cloud IT infrastructure company Wiwynn Corp (TPE: 6669) announced a PPA with local renewables retailer Mr. Watt for electricity from a solar project. Read more..

-- Valorem inks PPA for agrivoltaic project in France

French wind and solar developer Valorem  announced the signing of a 30-year PPA for a 5-MWp agrivoltaic project in southwestern France. Read more..

-- Canadian govt launches RfP for renewable power in Alberta

The Government of Canada is seeking to purchase renewable energy from new power projects in Alberta for the needs of federal government buildings, vehicle fleets and other operations. Read more..

-- Lightsource BP inks PPA for 153 MW of Texas solar

Lightsource BP, the solar power company backed by BP Plc (LON: BP), has struck a proxy generation power purchase agreement (pgPPA) for the output of its 153-MW Briar Creek solar project in Texas. Read more..

-- UK-based PPA platform Zeigo hails 1st deal

UK-based renewables procurement platform Zeigo has executed its first PPA, finding a buyer for the generation of two solar farms owned by UK investment fund Downing LLP. Read more..

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