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9 January 2020

Renewable orders this week

By Andries Wantenaar

Hecate Energy’s 100MW Santa Teresa solar plant in the US state of New Mexico will be completed by May 2022 and has signed a PPA with the El Paso Electric Company.

45 community solar projects totalling 77.61 MW have been approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.

Solarpack has signed a PPA with Malaysian utility Tenaga National Berhad for the output of the 116 MW Suria Sunghai Petani solar park, which will be commissioned by the end of 2021 in the northwest province of Kedah.

Iberdrola has completed Europe’s largest solar project, the 500MW Núñez de Balboa, in the Spanish region of Extremadura. GCL panels were used.

Morocco’s 580 MW Noor-Ouarzazate solar plant, which is 500 MW CSP and 70 MW PV, which was commissioned in 2017, now has an energy storage system installed by Azelio. The system is charged from 1,000 square metres of panels and uses a Stirling engine in each of its two modules.

The first power has been drawn from the pilot offshore floating wind project Windfloat Atlantic off the coast of Portugal, with the connection of the first of three 8.4 MW turbines. The developers are a consortium of Engie, EDPR, and Principle Power.

Pattern Energy has started works on the 271 MW repowering of the Gulf Wind project in Texas, using Siemens Gamesa turbines and with a new PPA with Austin Energy.

A Greenbacker Renewable Energy subsidiary has acquired the rights to three solar farms in New York from Hecate Energy, totalling 110MW. The two companies will develop the portfolio by 2021.

E.ON has commissioned its 100 MW West of the Pecos solar farm in Texas, with half the output to be sold to SK E&S LNG.

Enel has commissioned the 66 MW Whitney Hill wind farm in Illinois, using GE Renewable Energy turbines, and the 252 MW first phase of the overall 497 MW Roadrunner solar project in Texas, which has a PPA with Mondelez International.

Villar Mir Energía has commissioned the 12 MW Tablares and 15 MW Sotillo wind farms in Spain’s Zaragoza province. There are further plans for a 100+ MW expansion of the Valiente wind farm in Huesca by Q4 of 2020, the 100 MW Santa María de las Fuentes wind farm, and three projects in Galicia which total 92 MW. Siemens Gamesa turbines are to be used for these projects.

The Brazilian BNDES Bank has loaned $320 million to Iberdrola for twelve wind farms totalling 370.8 MW to be developed in the Brazilian state of Paraiba by a subsidiary of Iberdrola. Commissioning is scheduled for 2022.

Vinh Chau Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company Construction is developing a 30 MW wind farm in the Mekong Delta, in the Vietnamese province of Soc Trang. The project near the Lac Hoa commune will be ready by Q2 2021.

Adani Green Energy has commissioned a 75 MW wind farm in the Indian state of Gujarat, and has signed a PPA with Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution.

DP Energy and Iberdrola are developing the Port Augusta Hybrid Project in South Australia. The project was previously reported as 150 MW of solar and about 210 MW of wind, but is more recently reported as totalling 320 MW. Construction will begin in mid-2020.

Infiniti Energy Services and Nexamp are co-operating on three recently awarded New Jersey community solar projects totalling 11.24 MW.

EDF has commissioned its 200 MW Glacier’s Edge wind farm in Iowa. The project has a PPA with Google and uses GE Renewable Energy turbines.

The United Africa Group will develop the 44 MW Diaz Wind Project in Namibia via Diaz Wind Power. The project near Luderitz will also involve a new substation and 27km transmission line, and has a PPA with Nampower.

Developer Wind2 has proposed a 38 MW wind farm on the Scottish Isle of Skye named the Ben Sca Wind Farm.

Duke Energy has commissioned the 200 MW Mesteño wind farm in Texas, which uses Vestas turbines.

Vestas turbines will be used in a 50 MW intertidal onshore wind project in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam. The Hoa Binh 1 company, owned by Phuong Anh Group will complete the project in Bac Lieu Province by Q3 2021. Vestas turbines will also be used in a similar 50 MW intertidal project in Tra Vinh.

Jinko Solar will supply the panels for three Cambodian solar projects – a 60 MW plant in the Krakor district of Pursat province, a 30 MW array also in Krakor district, and a 60 MW plant in Kampong Chhnang.

Vestas turbines will be used for a 42 MW wind farm in South Korea. The Cheongsong Myeongbong Mountain Wind Project should be complete in Q3 2021.

Statkraft has signed a PPA for the output of five Solaria solar plants totalling 252 MW in the Spanish provinces of Castilla y Leon and Castilla La Mancha. Commissioning of these projects will occur throughout 2020.

Foresight’s 50 MW Guzman Solar Farm in Huelva, Spain, will soon be completed. A PPA has been signed with EDF Group’s energy trading arm.

Maine Aqua Ventus is developing a 12 MW floating wind project off the coast of the US state of Maine. A PPA has been signed with the Central Maine Power Company.

Thirty-six Ming Yang Smart Energy turbines have been used at the recently commissioned 198 MW Zhanjiang Wailuo offshore wind farm, off the coast of China’s Guangdong province. Guangdong Energy Group was the developer.

The second phase of the Overgaard 1 Wind Park repowering in Randers Municipality, Denmark, is now underway. The 36 MW project is being developed by SE Blue Renewables, will use Vestas turbines, and should be completed in 2021.

A 1,200 MW wind farm is planned for Australia’s Queensland province. Forest Wind Holdings may begin work on the project, Forest Wind, as early as Q4 2022 depending on approvals.

The Torp Vindemolle wind farm repowering on the Danish island of Thyholm will begin in Q3 2020 using three 5 MW Siemens Gamesa turbines.

Enel has completed the 35 MW Los Arcos wind farm in Malaga, Spain.

Eni’s 48 MW Badamsha wind farm has been commissioned in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, using GE Renewable turbines.

A 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Project has been commissioned in the town of Hami, Xinjiang, China, by CPECC (China Power Engineering Consulting Group Corporation).

Greenalia has commissioned the 24 MW Miñón Wind Farm in Galicia, Spain.

Acciona has commissioned the 144.9 MW Palmas Altas wind farm in Texas, using Nordex turbines.

Inox Wind is developing a 250 MW wind farm at Dayapur, Gujarat, India. The first phase of 126 MW will be ready by Q4 2021.

Silicon Ranch will develop two more solar plants in Georgia, the 25 MW Appling project by Q4 2020 and the 100 MW Lumpkin project by the end of 2022. The projects have PPAs with Google via Walton Electric Membership Corporation.

Elawan Energy will commission four wind farms in Poland totalling 36 MW in 2021.

EDF Renewables has made a PPA with CleanPowerSF for the output of the 100 MW Maverick 6 Solar Project in California, which will be commissioned by the end of 2021.

Greencoat UK Wind has purchased the 43.2 MW Windy Rig and 37.8 MW Twentyshilling wind farms in Scotland from Statkraft, which will transfer them after commissioning in 2021.

SSE Renewables has been granted government approval for the 80 MW repowering of the Tangy 4 wind farm on Scotland’s Kintyre peninsula.

Sungrow’s lithium-ion batteries have been used at a 34.7 MW solar, 27.5 MW / 30 MWh battery project developed by Gridserve in Yorkshire, UK.

Enora and 547 Energy are developing four wind farms in Central Macedonia, Greece, totalling 135 MW.

Enel has commissioned four wind farms in Zaragoza, Spain; 20 MW El Campo, 24 MW La Estanca, 24 MW Loma Gorda, and 30 MW Santo Domingo de Luna.

Vestas will supply turbines to utility Finnmark Kraft for the 38 MW repowering of the Havoygavlen wind farm, on Norway’s northern Havoy island. Commissioning is planned for Q4 2021.

Phanes Group has reached FID for the 46 MW Nkhotakota wind farm in Malawi’s Central Region, with the first phase to be complete in March. Malawi’s ESCOM is the offtaker.

Enercon turbines will be used in Kallista Energy’s ready-to-build 32 MW Oostflakee wind farm in South Holland.

DTEK Renewables plans to develop a 150 MW wind farm in Berdiansk, Zaporizhia Oblast, Russia.

The 78.1 MW Cabo Leones III wind farm will be under construction by June. Iberdrola is developing the project in the Atacama, Chile.

Korkeakangas Wind is developing a 43.2 MW wind farm of the same name in Karstula, Finland, for Q4 2021.

GE Renewable Energy will supply 1215 MW of its turbines to wind projects in China; Huaneng’s 115 MW Mianchi and Zhenping wind farms in Henan, Shenzen Energy Corp’s 285 MW Yangzhou and Pizhou wind farms in Jiangsu, Huaneng’s 715 MW Phase 1&2 of the Puyang wind farm in Henan, and HECIC’s 100 MW Baladegai 2 wind project in Inner Mongolia. The projects are all due to come online in 2020.

Tri Global Energy has sold the 800 MW Woodford Wind project to Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, whose subsidiary Woodford Wind will commission the project in the US state of Illinois by the end of 2021.