October 23 (Renewables Now) - French renewable power plants operator Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) has won 48 MW of renewable energy projects in the recent energy tender in Brazil.
The European firm has secured two photovoltaic (PV) schemes with a combined capacity of 32 MW and a 16-MW hydropower project.
Named Solar Serra do Mel (SSM) 1 and 2, the solar parks will be located within Voltalia’s 2.4-GW Serra Branca cluster in Rio Grande do Norte state. The HPP, in turn, will be built on the Paraibuna river in Minas Gerais state.
The solar plants will supply their output under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA), while the term of the HPP's contract is 30 years. All are scheduled to commence operation by January 2025, under the auction's guidelines.
Currently, Voltalia has 309 MW of wind farms in operation and 291 MW under construction within the Serra Branca cluster, it noted.