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Round-up of renewable energy PPA news (Oct 21-Nov 3)

Wind farm in Idaho. Author: Blatant Views. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

November 4 (Renewables Now) - Oil fields, mines, Tesco stores, dairy warehouses and desalination plants in different parts of the world will go renewable under power purchase agreements (PPAs) announced in the second half of October. We start our overview with PPA statistics from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the most recent stories.

-- US records close to 1.4 GW of new wind PPAs in Q3

US utility and non-utility companies sealed 1,379 MW of long-term wind PPAs in the third quarter, shows a report by the AWEA. Non-utility corporate buyers were responsible for 64% of the overall demand in the sector, contracting 888 MW of wind power capacity in the three months. Read more..

-- ACWA Power signs 200-MW solar PPA in Egypt

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has sealed a PPA with the government of Egypt that enables the construction of the 200-MW Kom Ombo solar plant in Aswan Governorate. Read more..

-- Acciona lands PPA to supply desalination plant in Chile

Spanish group Acciona SA (BME:ANA) has been awarded a long-term PPA to supply 100% renewable electricity to a future seawater desalination plant in Chile’s Atacama region. The contract with ECONSSA, Acciona's sixth in Chile, comes into force in November 2019. Read more..

-- SunPower delivers solar farm at Chevron oil field

SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) has started building a 35-MW DC solar park for Chevron Corporation’s (NYSE:CVX) Lost Hills oil field in California’s Kern County. The solar panel maker said Chevron will procure the electricity through a PPA and receive environmental credits under the state of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) programme. Read more..

-- Tesco seals PPAs for 60 MW of UK wind, solar with EDF Renewables

British groceries and general merchandise retailer Tesco Plc (LON:TSCO) has inked three off-take contracts with EDF Renewables for about 60 MW of onshore wind and rooftop solar power. Two of the PPAs are tied to 54 MW of wind power generating capacity in Scotland, and the third is for power from rooftop solar systems to be installed at 17 Tesco stores across England. Read more..

-- Thai Tesco to get 21.5 GWh of PV power with Cleantech Solar deal

Singapore’s Cleantech Solar has signed a deal to install PV panels atop the roofs of 19 stores owned by Tesco in Thailand. The output will be sold to Tesco Lotus under a PPA. Read more..

-- New wind project lands PPA in Colombian renewables auction

A 75-MW wind project has secured a long-term PPA in the additional round of the Colombian renewable energy auction. The Apotolorru wind farm project was added as part of the auction’s complementary mechanism, a new round designed to ensure that the target demand set by the government is fully met. Read more..

-- Celsia's wind farms nab PPAs for 767 GWh in Colombian renewables auction

Colombian power company Celsia SA triumphed in the country's recent renewable energy auction, winning 15-year contracts both as a generator and as a procurer of electricity. Read more..

-- EDP inks PPA for 200-MW US solar project

Portuguese utility EDP (ELI:EDP) has secured a 15-year PPA with an unnamed buyer for a 200-MW solar project in the US state of California. Read more..

-- California's CPA to award 15-year PPAs to more renewables, storage

Southern California electricity provider Clean Power Alliance (CPA) is seeking proposals for the supply of electricity from large-scale and distributed generation renewable power projects. Read more..

-- EDP secures PPAs for 492 MW of wind in Colombia's tender

Energias de Portugal SA (ELI:EDP) was awarded PPAs for 492 MW of wind projects in the Colombian energy tender held on October 22. Read more..

-- Amazon to get 265 MW of new wind, solar for data centres

Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) unveiled plans for three new wind and solar projects in the US and the UK that will bring 265 MW of power generation capacity for its data centres. This includes the largest corporate wind PPA in the UK, under which the e-commerce giant will get electricity from a 50-MW wind park on Scotland’s Kintyre Peninsula. Read more..

-- Port Houston to negotiate renewable power contract worth up to USD 35m

The Port of Houston in the US state of Texas will be looking to sign a 10-year renewable electricity purchase contract at a total cost no higher than USD 35 million. Read more..

-- Axpo inks 42-MW Polish wind PPA with GIG

Swiss energy utility Axpo Holding AG has agreed to buy the entire electricity output of the 42-MW Kisielice wind park in Poland. Axpo Polska and Green Investment Group Ltd (GIG), the owner of the power plant, have signed a 10-year “route-to-market” PPA. Read more..

-- Engie, Lactalis ink 9-year PPA in Spain

Spanish dairy company Grupo Lactalis Iberia SA has signed a nine-year PPA with Engie Espana, securing renewable electricity for its factories, warehouses and offices across Spain. Read more..

-- Finland's Neste signs 60-MW wind power off-take contract with Fortum

Finnish renewable diesel producer Neste Corp (HEL:NESTE) has signed a 12-year contract with Fortum Oyj (HEL:FORTUM) to purchase more than 60 MW of wind power. Supply is expected to start in early 2021. Read more..

-- Engie, Walmart seal PPAs for 366 MW of wind power

Engie US Wind and retailer Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) have signed two virtual renewable PPAs that will support the construction of wind farms with a combined capacity exceeding 366 MW. Read more..

-- City of Sydney sites to go all-renewable with Flow Power's help

The City of Sydney will power all of the council’s operations with 100% renewables electricity from July 1, 2020 under a new deal with energy retailer Flow Power. Read more..

-- BHP inks 4 PPAs in Chile to make USD-780m switch to renewables

Mining multinational BHP Group Plc (LON:BHP) has signed four PPA, securing electricity from renewables for its copper operations in Chile. The miner signed separate contracts for its Escondida and Spence mine sites, selecting Chilean power generators Enel Generacion Chile and Colbun SA following a competitive tender process. Read more..

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