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

Solar panels. Photo by: Neoen (www.neoen.com).

May 19 (Renewables Now) - Renewable energy companies announced power purchase agreements (PPAs) with utilities, corporations, cities and universities in different parts of the globe over the last two weeks, but mostly in the US. We start with the most recent stories. 

-- City of Charlotte to add 35 MW of solar under Duke Energy green programme

The city of Charlotte in the US state of North Carolina has executed a 20-year PPA under the Green Source Advantage (GSA) programme set up by Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUKE). Read more..

-- S Africa's Sasol looking to procure 600 MW of renewables

South African chemicals and energy company Sasol Ltd (JSE:SOL) has launched a Request for Information (RFI) process in an effort to procure some 600 MW of renewable power capacity. Read more..

-- Infigen to provide Swinburne University with renewable power

Australia's Swinburne University of Technology has signed a contract with local renewables company Infigen Energy (ASX:IFN) to cover 100% of its power demand with renewable energy. Read more..

-- Kepco to build 60-MW PV park with storage in Guam

Korea Electric Power Co (KRX:015760), or KEPCO, has secured a 25-year PPA for a solar photovoltaic (PV) park of 60 MW in Guam with 32 MW of storage capacity. Read more..

-- ReNew Power wins 400-MW tender for 24/7 renewables supply in India

Indian renewable power producer ReNew Power Ltd has won a tender for 400 MW of renewables capacity in India that will be the first to deliver “round-the-clock” electricity. SECI will award a 25-year PPA to the selected bidder. Read more..

-- Innergex successful with 35 MW of solar, 140 MWh of storage in Hawaii

Canada-based Innergex Renewable Energy Inc (TSE:INE) has announced that two projects for a combined 35 MW of solar and 140 MWh of storage capacity have been selected in Hawaii’s latest renewable power procurement process. Innergex will now be negotiating “an acceptable”, 25-year PPA with Hawaiian Electric Company Inc. Read more..

-- Sembcorp seals PPA for 60-MWp floating solar project in Singapore

Singaporean energy group Sembcorp Industries Ltd (SGX:U96) has signed a PPA with the National Water Agency PUB for the output of a new 60-MWp floating solar plant. Read more..

-- Cement group GCC inks 15-year wind PPA in US

Mexican cement manufacturer Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua SAB de CV (BMV:GCC) will use wind power to cover around 50% of the electricity consumption at its plant in Rapid City in the US state of South Dakota. Read more..

-- Greenbriar to soon iron out PPOA terms for Puerto Rico solar project

Canadian renewables developer Greenbriar Capital Corp (CVE:GRB) is close to securing a power purchase and operating agreement (PPOA) with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) for its Montalva solar project on the Caribbean island. Read more..

-- EDPR inks 100-MW solar PPA in California

Renewable energy company EDP Renovaveis SA (ELI:EDPR) has secured a 15-year PPA with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) in California linked to 100 MW of solar capacity. Read more..

-- Sunco Capital building 83 MWp of Spanish solar farms to supply Shell

Renewable energy investor Sunco Capital has commenced the construction of two Spanish photovoltaic (PV) parks with a combined capacity of 83 MWp. The energy produced by the solar farm will be sold to a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc (AMS:RDSA) through a long-term PPA. Read more..

-- Neoen inks off-take deal for 320 MW solar capacity in Queensland

CleanCo, the publicly-owned renewable electricity generation company of Queensland, will buy power from of 320 MW of capacity at a 480-MWp solar park to be built in the Australian state by France’s Neoen. Read more..

-- Spain's Opdenergy secures PPA for 90 MW of solar in Kentucky

Spanish renewables developer Opdenergy has signed a PPA with US electric utility Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for 90 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in Kentucky. Read more..

-- Energiekontor, Engie seal 41.5-MW solar PPA in Germany

France’s Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) will be the offtaker of a 41.5-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm that Germany’s Energiekontor AG (ETR:EKT) will build in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern state. Read more..

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