November 18 (Renewables Now) - Beer makers, beauty companies, McDonald's and Apple announced power purchase agreements (PPA) for renewable electricity in the last weeks. We start with the most recent stories.
-- Estee Lauder inks VPPA for 22 MW of US wind
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc (NYSE:EL) has agreed to buy the power from 22 MW of capacity, or roughly 10 turbines, at the Ponderosa wind farm in Oklahoma. In support of its 100% renewable power goal for 2020, the beauty group signed a virtual PPA for Ponderosa with NextEra Energy Resources. Read more..
-- E.on signs PPA for 892 MW of UK wind power with RWE
German energy group E.on SE (ETR:EOAN) has inked a 2.5-year agreement to buy power from 892 MW of onshore and offshore wind capacity it just recently transferred to RWE AG (ETR:RWE). Read more..
-- Bleach maker Clorox to buy solar power from Enel
US consumer and professional products maker The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) has sealed a virtual PPA with Enel Green Power North America for 70 MW of renewable energy. Read more..
-- Masdar inks PPA for 100-MW solar project in Uzbekistan
Masdar Clean Energy of the UAE has signed contracts with the government of Uzbekistan to build a 100-MW solar park in the country. The company is the winner in a tender for the project with a bid of USD 0.02679 (EUR 0.0244) per kWh. Read more..
-- Ambev signs PPA for wind in Brazil - report
Brazilian beer giant Ambev will be getting wind power for its plants at home from a project with more than 80 MW of capacity in Bahia state, its vice president for sustainability and supply chain, Rodrigo Figueiredo, told Reuters. Read more..
-- Shell Energy to buy output of 200-MW EDP solar park in California
Wholesale energy marketer Shell Energy North America (US) LP (SENA) will be the sole off-taker of the 200-MW Sandrini solar park in California after signing a 15-year contract with EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA). Read more..
-- McDonald’s strikes 220-MW wind VPPA in Texas
US fast-food chain McDonald's Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has signed an off-take contract to buy 220 MW of wind power produced in Texas. It has entered into a virtual PPA with Aviator Wind West, a portion of the 525-MW Aviator Wind project being developed by Apex Clean Energy. Read more..
-- RWE Renewables gets 30-year PPA for US solar park
RWE Renewables, the green energy unit of Germany’s RWE AG (ETR:RWE), has secured a 30-year PPA for its 195.5-MW Broken Spoke Solar project in the US state of Georgia. The output will be supplied to Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Read more..
-- Maine's PUC greenlights PPA for 12-MW floating wind demonstrator
The Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved the off-take contract for the 12-MW Aqua Ventus floating offshore wind project in the Gulf of Maine. Read more..
-- AT&T strikes 300-MW wind VPPA in Nebraska
Chicago-based renewables developer Invenergy said today it has inked a virtual PPA with telecom giant AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) for the output of a 300-MW wind farm in Nebraska. Read more..
-- Apple-led group to buy power from new wind farm in Texas
A group of companies led by Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) have entered into an aggregation agreement that calls for them to buy 75 MW of power from a wind park in Texas that is owned and developed by Apex Clean Energy. Read more..
-- Innogy signs PPA with Polish brewer to back wind farm extension
Germany’s Innogy SE (ETR:IGY) signed a 10-year PPA with Polish beer producer Kompania Piwowarska SA to offload the output of its Nowy Staw wind farm in Poland and secure its extension. Read more..