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Round-up of renewable energy PPA news (July 29-Aug 11)

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August 12 (Renewables Now) - Most power purchase agreement (PPA) news in the last two weeks came from the US. Our overview also contains announcements of renewables procurement rounds, and a report from India where 21 wind projects are facing PPA termination. We start with the most recent stories.

-- Apparel retailer Gap seals 90-MW wind VPPA with Enel

Gap Inc (NYSE:GPS) has entered into a virtual PPA with the North American unit of Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) for power from a 90-MW portion of a new wind park in North Dakota. The 12-year contract will see the California-based apparel retailer receive roughly 374 GWh of electricity a year. Read more..

-- Akuo wins 370 MW in Portugal's PV tender with a record-low bid

French renewable power producer Akuo Energy SAS has been awarded 370 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Portugal’s recently held tender. The company was the top winner with three projects of 150 MW, 120 MW and 100 MW, respectively. It placed the record low bid of EUR 14.76 per MWh for the 150-MW project. Read more..

-- AES Tiete plans to build 500 MW of wind farms in Bahia

Brazilian power producer AES Tiete Energia SA is working to close energy supply contracts so it could proceed with building 500 MW of wind farms in Bahia state, the company's president, Italo Freitas, said during a conference call on Wednesday. Read more..

-- Dominion Energy calls 500-MW solar RfP in Virginia

Dominion Energy Virginia, part of US utility Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D), has issued a solicitation for up to 500 MW of solar generation commissioned in 2021 and 2022. The Request for Proposals (RFP) targets proposals for energy volumes, capacity and environmental attributes, including Renewable Energy Certificates, from new solar plants. Read more..

-- EDPR secures 2nd PPA for Sonrisa solar-plus-storage in California

EDP Renewables North America LLC has secured a second off-taker for the output of the Sonrisa Solar Park with storage in California. Local electricity supplier San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE) has struck a 20-year PPA for 100 MW of solar and 10 MW of storage capacity. Read more..

-- SEPTA seals 20-year solar PPA in Pennsylvania

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) has signed a PPA for the full output from two Lightsource BP solar farms of 35 MW planned for construction in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The price is USD 28.65 per MWh for a 20-year period. Read more..

-- Nova Scotia to organise renewables procurement round for federal buildings

Nova Scotia will organise a competitive bidding process for power from new renewable energy projects to supply federally owned facilities in the province. According to calculations by the Government of Canada, federal buildings in Nova Scotia will require about 100 GWh of net-new renewable electricity to achieve their 100% clean energy goal for 2025. Read more..

-- Microsoft revealed as First Solar's customer for 150-MW Arizona solar park

US thin-film solar module maker First Solar Inc (NASDAQ:FSLR) will supply power generated from a 150-MW under-construction solar park in Arizona to new data centres owned by Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT). Read more..

-- Engie, S Arabia's NADEC preparing 30-MW solar PPA

Saudi Arabia’s National Agricultural Development Co (TADAWUL:6010), or NADEC, will buy the output of a 30-MW solar farm at home from French energy group Engie SA (EPA:ENGI). The price of the PPA stands at SAR 0.094 (USD 0.025/EUR 0.023) per kWh. Read more..

-- Andhra Pradesh discoms plan to cancel 21 wind PPAs - report

The PPAs awarded to 21 wind projects in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh by the previous administration will be withdrawn, Andhra Pradesh South Power Distribution Co Ltd (APSPDCL) says in a memo to the electricity regulatory commission, seen by the Economic Times. Read more..

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