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Weekly round-up of renewable energy PPA news (Sept 10-16)

Wind farm in Victoria. Author: Ed Dunens.

September 17 (Renewables Now) - This week's summary of power purchase agreement (PPA) news includes big contracts in Europe and the US and an update on the first renewable energy auction in the Australian state of Victoria, which awarded 15-year support agreements.

-- Kaiser Permanente inks 180-MW wind, solar PPA with NextEra Energy

US health insurance and medical care firm Kaiser Permanente announced on Monday it has signed a contract to buy 180 MW of new wind and solar power from NextEra Energy Resources LLC.

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-- Google signs 190 MW of wind PPAs in Finland

Internet giant Google said Tuesday it has signed PPAs to buy electricity from three new wind farms in Finland with a combined capacity of 190 MW.

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-- Statkraft enters Ireland with wind PPA

Norwegian state-owned utility Statkraft AS has concluded its first long-term REFIT PPA in Ireland with the 41.4-MW Castledockrell wind farm.

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-- Victoria's renewables auction backs 928 MW of projects

Six projects totalling 928 MW have been successful in Victoria's first renewable energy auction, it was officially announced on Tuesday. Read more..

Below is a list of headlines related to the tender:

Tilt Renewables wins govt contract for part of 336-MW wind project

Acciona to build 158-MW wind farm in Victoria after auction win

Fotowatio secures 85-MW solar project in Victoria tender

Canadian Solar confirms 100-MW win in Victoria's renewables auction

Enel Green Power confirms solar award in Australia

Naturgy JV wins 180-MW wind project in Australian tender

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