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Round-up of renewable energy PPA news (Sep 9-22)

Wind farm. Author: Edgar Weber. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

September 23 (Renewables Now) - There has been a surge in power purchase agreement (PPA) announcements in September, including some huge deals like Google's purchase of 1.6 GW of renewable power, and AT&T's 960 MW of wind and solar contracts. Green electricity will power bank branches, a biofuels plant, an airport and a cement factory under PPAs struck in the last few weeks. We start with the most recent stories.

-- AT&T unveils VPPAs for 960 MW of wind and solar

US telecoms giant AT&T Inc (NYSE:T) has announced virtual PPAs with Invenergy LLC and Duke Energy Renewables for 960 MW of new wind and solar capacity. Read more..

-- Copel contracts 444 MW in wind, solar auction

Brazilian power utility Companhia Paranaense de Energia (BVMF:CPLE6), better known as Copel, has contracted 444.3 MW of wind and solar capacity through a tender held on September 20. Copel has awarded contracts with a term of 15 years. Read more..

-- Google unveils 1.6-GW corporate renewables off-take deals

Internet giant Google LLC has announced plans to buy up to 1.6 GW of renewable power in what it says is the “biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history.” It includes 18 deals, mostly for solar power. Read more..

-- European Energy, Google ink PPA for 82 MW of solar power

Danish renewables developer European Energy A/S will build two solar power plants with a combined capacity of 82 MW exclusively to supply electricity to Google LLC. Read more..

-- Sprint seals 173-MW wind VPPA with Duke

Telecommunications major Sprint Corp (NYSE:S) has entered into a virtual VPPA with utility Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) for a 173.3-MW portion of a wind project in Texas. Read more..

-- Constellation finds customers for 175 MW of Virginia solar power

Baltimore-based energy supplier Constellation, part of Exelon Corp (NYSE:EXC), has found three off-takers for a 175-MW solar farm in Virginia. Johns Hopkins University, herb and spice supplier McCormick & Company (NYSE:MKC), and discount retailer TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX) will be buying the power and renewable energy certificates (RECs) from the Skipjack Solar Center for 15 years. Read more..

-- Wind turbines to power Gevo's Minnesota biofuels factory

US biofuels company Gevo Inc (NASDAQ:GEVO) will use electricity from wind turbines at its Agri-Energy plant in Luverne, Minnesota, as part of a plan to decarbonise its production. The company has agreed to buy the output from 5 MW of wind capacity at a project owned by Juhl Clean Energy Assets (JCEA), an affiliate of renewables firm Juhl Energy (OTCMKTS:JUHL). Read more..

-- Encavis inks PPA with mystery buyer for 300 MWp of Spanish solar

Encavis AG (ETR:CAP) has signed a 10-year PPA with an unnamed energy company for the output of the 300-MWp Talayuela solar farm in Spain. Read more..

-- UBS buys surplus power from 6.3-MWp PV array in Singapore

Swiss investment bank UBS Group AG (SWX:UBSG) will be purchasing surplus power generated by a 6.3-MWp solar array on the rooftop of the Changi Exhibition Centre (CEC) in Singapore. Read more..

-- Brazil's Cemig contracts 476.2 MW in wind, solar auction

Brazilian utility Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais SA (BVMF:CMIG4), better known as Cemig, announced on Friday it has awarded 476.2 MW of wind and solar projects through a tender held on September 13. The contracts have a term of 19 years. Read more..

-- Bristol Airport to go 100% renewable with Ørsted deal

Danish offshore wind major Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) has struck a three-year offtake deal that will help the Bristol Airport switch to 100% renewables electricity. Read more..

-- Grupo Cementos to go 100% renewable at Texas cement plant

Mexican cement producer Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua SAB de CV (BMV:GCC) will supply its Odessa, Texas, cement factory entirely with electricity from renewable energy sources. It has signed a 10-year PPA with an unnamed energy provider in the US to buy wind and solar power for the facility. Read more..

-- 8minute to sell power from huge Californian PV complex at less than USD 0.02/kWh

8minute Solar Energy LLC will build a 400-MW solar park with battery storage in California which will offer the “lowest combined solar and storage prices on record.” The project will be implemented under a partnership with municipal utility Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), which will buy the solar park’s output at a price lower than USD 0.02 (EUR 0.018) per kWh. Read more..

-- Falck signs PPA with Holaluz for 10 MW of Spanish wind

Italian company Falck Renewables SpA (BIT:FKR) has signed a PPA for the sale of 75% of the electricity generated by a 10-MW under-construction wind park. Spanish renewable power retailer Holaluz will buy the output of the Carrecastro wind farm, located in Tordesillas and Velilla municipalities, Castilla y Leon. Read more..

-- Deutsche Bahn inks 25-MW offshore wind PPA in Germany

German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) will be purchasing about 8% of the total production of the 295-MW Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm as from 2024. DB Energie GmbH has entered into a five-year PPA for a 25-MW portion of the wind farm, or four out of 48 turbines. Read more..

-- German Enercon, Greenpeace Energy agree post-EEG green PPA

German electric utility Greenpeace Energy will be receiving power from wind farms reaching the end of their EEG subsidy in 2021 under a “Green PPA” framework agreement with Enercon GmbH subsidiary Quadra Energy GmbH. Read more..

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