Weekly round-up of renewable energy PPA news (Nov 19-25)

Wind turbine in Argentina. Author: PABLO GONZALEZ.

November 26 (Renewables Now) - Just a few power purchase agreements (PPAs) were announced last week, but there were a lot of updates on tenders in different parts of the world, such as in Poland, Algeria and Rhode Island, which will award long-term power contracts.

-- Argentina signs 161.5 MW of RenovAr 2 contracts

Argentina has signed contracts for 161.5 MW of green projects that were selected in the first stage of the RenovAr Round 2.

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-- Hawaiian Electric, Eurus ink 46.8-MW wind PPA

Hawaiian Electric Co has signed a PPA for the output of a 46.8-MW wind project on Oahu island.

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-- Algeria opens 150-MW solar tender

Algeria’s energy ministry is seeking bids in a tender for the installation of 150 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity across the country’s Southeast region. Successful projects will be awarded 20-year PPAs..

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-- Engie strikes renewable power deals in Mexico, Chile

The Latin American business unit of French utility Engie SA (EPA:ENGI) has signed two renewable power supply contracts with major businesses in Mexico and Chile.

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-- Lowest bid in Polish wind and solar auction at USD 41.9/MWh

Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office (URE) unveiled on Wednesday that the country’s latest renewables auction has resulted in 31 winning onshore wind and solar bids with a weighted average price of PLN 196.17 (USD 51.96/EUR 45.55) per MWh. Read more.. or check related stories:

Innogy bags 85.2 MW of wind in Polish renewables tender
EDPR secures 38 MW of wind in Polish tender
PGE wins 97.2 MW of wind projects in Polish auction

-- Three consortia vying for 500-MW solar award in Oman

 Only three bidders have submitted proposals in the tender for the construction of the 500-MW Ibri II solar park in Oman.

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-- Rhode Island's call for renewables gets 2.5 GW of proposals

Almost 2,500 MW of proposals have been submitted in a competitive renewables procurement round in the US state of Rhode Island.

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-- Solar takes lead, again, in Germany's 2nd mixed renewables tender

Germany’s second mixed tender for onshore wind and solar was won solely by photovoltaic projects, just as in the first such tender, and was 1.5 times oversubscribed, the Federal Network Agency announced today.

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