March 25 (Renewables Now) - In the past two weeks power purchase agreement (PPA) announcements and important tender updates came mainly from Latin America and the US. We start with the most recent ones.
-- Ormat inks 16-MW geothermal PPA in California
A subsidiary of Ormat Technologies Inc (NYSE:ORA) has signed a deal to sell a portion of the electricity produced by the 30-MW Casa Diablo-IV (CD4) geothermal power plant in Mammoth Lakes, California. Read more..
-- Tonga's TPL signs 6-MW solar PPA with Sunergise New Zealand
Tonga Power Ltd (TPL) has signed a 6-MW solar PPA with Sunergise New Zealand Ltd. Under the 25-year deal, Sunergise will finance, build and operate a photovoltaic (PV) farm on Tongatapu island. Read more..
-- Avista strikes 144-MW PPA for wind park in Washington
US energy company Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA) will be buying power from the Rattlesnake Flat wind farm project in Washington of US power producer Clearway Energy Inc (NYSE:NYLD). It will enter into a 20-year PPA for 50 average megawatts (MWa), or as much as 144 MW of nameplate capacity. Read more..
-- Audax Renovables, Trina ink PPAs for 300 MW of Spanish solar
-- EDPR awarded 492 MW of wind power in Colombian tender
-- Ranger Power finalises 149-MW solar PPA in Wisconsin
-- Oman awards 500-MW solar project
Oman Power and Water Procurement Company (OPWP) awarded a 500-MWp solar project to a Saudi-Kuwaiti consortium and unveiled plans for more renewable energy schemes that could add over 1 GW of further capacity. Read more..
-- PSE, Avangrid Renewables ink PPA for 150-MW of solar in Washington
Washington state utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has signed a PPA for the entire output of the 150-MW Lund Hill solar farm that Avangrid Renewables LLC is developing in the state’s Klickitat County. Read more..
-- Brazil publishes guidelines for June 27 tender
Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy announced the guidelines for the first energy auction of 2019, scheduled for June 27. A-4 will contract hydro, wind, solar and biomass power projects. Read more..
-- Mexico's CFE says "No" to power auctions - report
Mexico will no longer hold auctions to purchase electricity, Manuel Bartlett, the director general of the country’s state-owned utility CFE, said in a televised interview on Monday, according to the Mexican media. Read more..