December 19 (Renewables Now) - French renewable power plants operator Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) has secured 64 MW of wind projects in Brazil at the country’s latest renewable energy auction.
More specifically, the company has won the Vila Paraiba II and Vila Paraiba III projects, each with a capacity of 32 MW, Voltalia said on Monday. The French firm was awarded a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) following the A-4 national auction held by local regulatory agency Aneel. It has to commission the plants by end-December 2020.
The two projects are part of the Sera Branca cluster of wind schemes, among which are the 90-MW Areia Branca, the 93-MW Vamcruz and 99-MW Vila Para developments.
During its latest renewable energy tender, Brazil awarded more than 674.5 MW of contracts. Solar power was the biggest seller with 574 MW, while the capacity for wind power was 64 MW, won by Voltalia. The latter said it plans to take part in future renewable energy tenders, scheduled for December 20, 2017 and April 2018.