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30 July 2020

Renewables orders this week

Nordex has received an order for 41 of its 4.5 MW turbines for a wind farm in Colombia.

An undisclosed 100 MW electrolyzer plant is currently in development in California in the US.

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) has been awarded a contract to a consortium including TAQA, Masdar, EDF and JinkoPower, for the 2 GW Al Dhafra Solar project near Abu Dhabi. The contract has been signed with a power price of $13.5 per MWh, with the plant schedules to be commissioned by the end of 2022.

McPhy has been selected to develop hydrogen infrastructure in the Dijon metropolis in France. Rougeot Energie, the EPC representing the project, has commissioned the €4 million project, which will use McPhy’s hydrogen production, compression and distribution system to supply fleets of hydrogen vehicles in the region. McPhy will now design, build and integrate two hydrogen stations with a capacity of 400 kg of hydrogen per day, connected to a 1 MW electrolyzer.

The WindFloat Atlantic project in Portugal has started feeding electricity into the grid. The 25 MW floating project has been developed by the windplus consortium containing newly formed Ocean Winds, Repsol and Principle Power.

Avangrid Renewables has sold an 75% stake in the 155 MW Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm in South Dakota, USA, to the WEC Energy Group, for an approximate fee of $235 million. The project is currently under construction and is set to reach commercial operation by early 2021.

Air Liquid has signed a 10-year PPA for wind power in Spain, which will account for 15% of its energy consumption in the country.

sPower has closed on $700 million of funding for 620 MW of Solar Power at the Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Virginia, USA. The project is currently under construction, with phases coming online this year through project completion in the summer of 2021. Full financing surrounding the project is in now in excess of $1 billion.

Vattenfall has started construction of its largest hybrid energy park – the Energy Park Haringvliet Zuid in the Netherlands. Once operational the project will host 22 MW of wind power, 38 MW of solar as well as 12 MW of storage through 288 BMW batteries.

Saudi developer ACWA Power has selected Shanghai Electric as EPC for the fifth phase of Mohamed bin Rashid Solar Park in Dubai, which will see three phases of 300 MW. ACWA signed a record low PPA of $16.95 per MWh with DEWA in February.

Tokyo Gas, a Japanese utility, has entered America’s solar market by acquiring the 631 MW Aktina Solar project, to be developed by Hecate Energy. Its new subsidiary Tokyo Gas Energy has been announced.

American EPC and manufacturer Honeywell will supply the batteries for DTEK’s 1 MW / 1.5 MW lithium-ion pilot project at the Zaporizhzhya Power Plant in the Ukraine.

Power producer Soltage and equity investment fund Basalt Infrastructure Partners have announced investment into a 28 MW solar portfolio across Illinois, South Carolina, and New Jersey, to come online variously in 2020 and 2021.

The Greek solar auction saw 11 MW awarded to Metka-Egnatia, 23.8 MW to Heliothema, and 50 MW to ABO Wind.

Anumar is developing the 110 MW Schornhof Solar Farm in Bavaria, Germany, with a PPA signed by Statkraft.

Duke Energy will commission the 69 MW Maiden Creek and the 25 MW Gaston solar projects in Florida by the end of this year.

AP Solar has been developing the 350 MW Fighting Jays Solar farm in Texas, which will be complete in 2022, and had now been sold to a Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners affiliate.