Round-up of renewable energy PPA news (May 26-June 9)

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June 9 (Renewables Now) - Mondelez, the maker of Oreo, construction materials group Cemex, supermarket chain Consum, Suzuki Motor and a bunch of other companies in different parts of the world are greening their power supply through power purchase agreements (PPAs) and similar contracts.

Our latest round-up starts, as usual, with the most recent PPA news covered by Renewables Now. In the end you will find EY’s PPA index. You can also get the round-up straight in your inbox by subscribing here: https://newsletter.renewablesnow.com/corporate-ppa

Vantage Data Centers signs 87-MWp solar PPA in South Africa

Data centre campuses provider Vantage Data Centers has signed a 20-year PPA with South African solar financing company SolarAfrica to source 87 MWp of solar energy for its Johannesburg campus, which is due to open next month.    

Mondelez to power biscuits factory in Bahrain with solar energy

Mondelez Bahrain Biscuits WLL has teamed up with green energy provider Yellow Door Energy to build a 2.3-MW solar plant in Bahrain to partly power its biscuits factory in the kingdom.

Enel Green to supply clean power to Cemex in Guatemala

Enel Green Power will be supplying renewable power to Mexican construction materials maker Cemex SAB de CV (BMV:CEMEXCPO) so it could run its cement operations in Guatemala.   

Suzuki procures power from 17.6-MW wind-solar facility in India

Japanese carmaker Suzuki Motor Corp (TYO:7269) is boosting the use of renewable electricity at its plants in India through a PPA for electricity from a 17.6-MW wind and solar hybrid facility.    

Embraer signs deal to become 100% renewable in Brazil

Brazil-based aerospace company Embraer SA (NYSE:ERJ) has struck a deal ensuring that 100% of the electricity it needs in Brazil will come from renewable sources.   

Japan's NTT to procure power from 70-MW solar project

Clean Energy Connect Co Ltd will deploy 70 MW of solar power generating capacity for the benefit of the NTT Group in Japan.   

Endesa to supply renewable power to Consum supermarkets

Spanish utility Endesa SA (BME:ELE) has signed a ten-year electricity supply contract with supermarket chain Consum that incorporates a PPA and renewable energy certificates. 

US stays atop EY renewables attractiveness index, Spain heads PPA chart

Spain and the US are again at the top of EY’s recently launched PPA index. They were followed by Germany and the UK, which improved their positions, and Australia, which remained fifth.

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