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Weekly round-up of renewable energy PPA news (Dec 10-17)

Offshore wind park. Author: Tim Collins. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

December 17 (Renewables Now) - The list of power purchase agreement (PPA) announcements we covered last week is short, but their combined capacity exceeds 1.3 GW mainly thanks to big offshore wind deals in Belgium and Taiwan.

-- Argentina signs 99.5 MW of RenovAr 2 contracts

Argentina's wholesale electric market management company CAMMESA has signed PPAs for the output of 99.5 MW of solar and biogas power projects, winners in the RenovAr Round 2 auction.

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-- Centrica signs PPAs in Italy for 315 MW of wind power

UK energy company Centrica PLC (LON:CNA) signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with fund manager Glennmont Partners for 315 MW of wind power in Italy.

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-- Statkraft to back Mercedes-Benz production with wind power

German automotive giant Mercedes-Benz has agreed to buy electricity from 46 MW of community-owned wind parks to supply its car factory in Bremen and several battery production sites. The electricity will be sourced from six wind parks, which are currently supported by fixed payments under Germany’s Renewable Energy Act (EEG), but these will end around 2020.

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-- Swancor secures PPA for 376-MW Formosa 2 off Taiwan

Taiwanese utility Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) has agreed to buy the output of the 376-MW Formosa 2 offshore wind project, part of a complex that will reach half a gigawatt in Taiwanese waters.

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-- Octopus inks Italian solar PPA with Shell Energy

UK fund manager Octopus today said it has signed a five-year deal to supply electricity from part of a 70.5-MW portfolio of Italian solar assets to Shell Energy Europe Ltd.

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-- Eneco signs PPA for 487-MW Belgian offshore wind project

Dutch utility Eneco, one of the shareholders in the 487-MW SeaMade cluster of offshore wind projects in Belgian waters, will buy the entire output of the complex.

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Tsvet has been following the development of the global renewable energy industry for almost nine years. She's got a soft spot for emerging markets.

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