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7 May 2020

Renewables orders this week

The Asian Renewable Hub of up to 15 GW has received penultimate environmental approval. The Hub’s capacity and makeup will be finalised in a few months, but will be at least two-thirds wind power, the rest being solar. Its primary purpose is to power mass production of green hydrogen for domestic and export use, with some 3 GW of power going to local Pilbara region mining, and a subsea cable exporting another 3 GW or so to Jakarta and Singapore also an option. The developers are a consortium of InterContinental Energy, Vestas, and CWP Renewables.

The 400 MW solar, 150 MW battery storage Western Downs Green Power Hub in Queensland, Australia, has signed a PPA for 352 MW of its capacity with CleanCO Queensland. Developer Neoen will draw first power in Q1 2022.

ACWA Power, developer of the 900 MW 5th Phase of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, has agreed a PPA with DEWA, the state utility of the UAE. The project will be commissioned in tranches starting in Q3 2021.

Southern California Edison has contracted four developers to construct seven lithium-ion battery projects totalling 770 MW in California, which must be commissioned by August 2021.

ENGIE has purchased the output of Energiekontor’s 41.5 MW solar project in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, which will be complete in 2021.

Vestas has received an order for 21 of its V120-2.2 MW turbines to be delivered in 2.4 MW power-optimised mode for an undisclosed Chinese project.

EDF and Alliant Energy have announced that the 200 MW Golden Plains Wind Farm in Iowa has been commissioned.

J-Power USA Development has joined the development team of the 350 MW Red-Tailed Hawk Solar project, which is to be commissioned in 2022, in Texas.

RWE has sold the 160 MW Songkolen-Engerfjellet wind farm to Akershus Energi.

Enel Green Power has started construction at a 21.3 MW wind farm in Teruel and Zaragoza in Spain, and should complete the project this year.

AGL has installed the last GE Renewable Energy turbine at the 453 MW Coopers Gap wind farm in Queensland, Australia.

EDPR North America has signed a PPA with the Redwood Coast Energy Authority for the former’s 100 MW Sandrini Solar 1 project, which will come online in 2022 in California.

Sunco Capital is developing two solar projects totalling 83 MW in Ciudad Real, Spain, for 2021. A PPA has been signed with Shell.

Invenergy has commissioned its 160 MW Southern Oak solar project in the US state of Georgia.

Shannon Energy and Obton have submitted an 11-project 105 MW renewables portfolio to Ireland’s Renewable Energy Support Scheme, and has a total of 500 MW it intends to submit across all rounds.

Vestas turbines will be supplied for two projects in the mountainous Quang Tri province, Vietnam. The projects, developed by Huong Tan Wind Power JSC and Tan Linh Wind Power JSC, total 64 MW.

NovaWind and Lagerwey are developing the 210 MW Red Wind project in the Stavropol Region of Russia.