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20 April 2022

Renewables orders this week

Iberdrola has bought the rights to develop the 1 GW Mount James wind power project in Queensland, Australia from local company North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone (NQREZ).

 

Crown Estate Scotland has confirmed that all 17 of the successful ScotWind applicants have organized option agreements meaning that projects can move into the development stage.

The first turbine has been installed at Vattenfall’s 1,500 MW Hollandse Kust Zuid project in the Netherlands, which is aiming to enter full operation next year.

Nordex has secured a turbine order for Acciona Energia’s 131 MW San Juan de Marcona wind farm in Peru. The project will be commissioned by the end of 2023.

PNE has commissioned the 19 MW Wahlsdorf wind farm in Germany.

Boralex, Energir and Hydro-Quebec have teamed up to develop three wind projects with a total capacity of 1,200 MW, in Quebec, Canada. The Des Neiges Wind Farm is split into three separate 400 MW chunks – South, West, and Charlevoix – with the first round of public consultations already being complete.

Eolus and Hydro Rein agreed to sell the majority of their shares in the 260 MW Stor-Skalsjon wind farm to MEAG. Eolus is to sell all its shares amounting to 51% for a purchase price of €18.4 million, while Hydro REIN will sell 24% of the shares for a purchase price of €8.7 million and will remain as co-owner of the project with a 25% interest. Construction has started and commissioning is planned for autumn 2023.

SSE Renewables has agreed a €580 million deal to acquire Siemens Gamesa’s 4 GW European onshore wind project portfolio.

Amazon has announced its procurement of 37 new renewable energy projects, adding 3,500 MW to its global portfolio. The move comes as part of its plans to power 100% of its operations with renewable energy by 2025 – five years ahead of the original target of 2030. The new capacity comes from project located across the US, Spain, France, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates, brining Amazon’s total renewable energy portfolio to 15.7 GW.

Atlas Renewable Energy has secured a PPA with Enel Generación Chile to develop its first wind power project. The 1.3 GWh per year will be supplied through the portfolio’s three wind sites totaling 417 MW across Chile, which is expected to come online in 2025.

US utility Vistra has brought online the 50 MW Brightside solar farm in Texas, USA.

EDPR North America will sell 156 MW of the electricity from its 240 MW Cattleman solar farm in Texas, USA, to Meta under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) signed this week. The project is expected to enter operation in 2023.

Statkraft has secured planning permission for its 50 MW Stargoose solar farm in the UK.

Allete has closed its acquisition of solar developer New Energy Equity for $165.5 million.