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27 September 2019

This week’s renewable energy orders

Innogy has secured a contract in a UK government auction to build the 1.4 GW Sofia Offshore Wind Farm. The wind farm will be located 195km off the North Sea coast and will cost about £3 billion. The first construction works will begin in 2021, and the facility will be fully commissioned by the end of 2026.

Equinor and its partner SSE have been awarded contracts by the UK government to develop the world’s largest offshore wind farm of 3.6 GW. It’ll be located in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea, 130 km off the English coast. The three installations Creyke Beck A, Creyke Beck B, and Teesside A are each 1.2 GW of the total Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Between 2020 and 2026 a total capital investment of £9 billion is estimated. First electricity generation is expected in 2023.

Neoenergia, a subsidiary of Iberdrola, will construct the Oitis Wind Complex off the coast of the Brazilian states of Piaui and Bahia. The complex is made up of 12 offshore wind farms totaling 566.6 MW. Global investment in the project will be around €480 million, and full commissioning is scheduled for mid-2022.


Intersect Power has announced that five solar plants totaling 1.7 GW will begin construction in 2020 in the USA. Juno (425 MW), Titan (375 MW), and Aragorn (250 MW) will be in Texas, while Athos I (350 MW) and Athos II (300 MW) will be in California. First Solar will supply solar modules, NEXTracker will supply trackers, and Signal Energy will be the EPC.

Honeywell has made an agreement with NRStor to launch the Experion Energy Program, 300 MW of Battery Energy Storage Systems spread across the USA and Canada from early 2020. The installations will be remotely managed by Honeywell’s AI and algorithms.

E.ON has received $200 million tax equity financing from GE EFS to repower its Panther Creek I & II wind farms in Texas, totalling 258 MW. 172 GE 1.5 MW turbines will be upgraded with longer rotors. The repowering will be complete in December 2019.

ENEL has begun construction of its Kolskaya Wind Farm in Murmansk, in the far north of European Russia. The 201 MW wind farm will be operational by 2021.

Engie’s 200 MW Las Lomas Wind farm in Texas will be commissioned in January 2021. Microsoft has signed a PPA to buy 145 MW of its output.

Engie’s 85 MW Anson Solar Center in Texas will be commissioned in January 2021. Microsoft has signed a PPA to buy 85 MW of its output.

GE has been selected to supply and install a 100 MW battery system, called The Reservoir, as part of the Solar River Project in South Australia. The Solar River Project will also have a 200 MW solar array. Commissioning is expected in 2021.

Sprint Corporation has signed a PPA with Duke Energy to buy most of the output of the upcoming 182 MW Maryneal wind farm in Texas, due to be commissioned in 2020.

sPower is building the Skipjack Solar Center for Constellation. The 175 MW project in the state of Virginia which is due to come online in 2021. PPAs have been signed by Johns Hopkins University, McCormick & Company, and the TJX Companies for the project’s output.

E.ON has announced construction of the Boiling Springs Wind Project, a 150 MW wind farm in Oklahoma. Honda has signed a contract for the project’s output, which will go to its factories in Ohio and Alabama. The project will be commissioned by the end of 2020.

Nordex is supplying its 4.8 MW turbines to Ulusoy Enerji for the Soke Wind Farm in Turkey’s Aegean Region. The project will be commissioned by the end of 2020, and is located near the city of Aydin.

sPower has signed an agreement with the Utah Municipal Power Agency to sell the energy generated by its planned 80 MW solar plant, the Clover Creek Solar Project, in Juab County, Utah. Full commercial operation is expected before mid-2020, and the project will involve capital expenditure of $80 million.

The Scottish government has approved E.ON’s reduction of its planned Enoch Hill wind farm from 19 to 16 turbines. The farm will have peak output of 54.4 MW.

Heineken will power four breweries in Spain with a PPA from Iberdrola’s 50 MW Andevalo Solar Plant in Andevalo, in the province of Huelva. The plant is due to come online in 2020, and will be co-located with Iberdrola’s existing 292 MW El Andevalo farm.

PowerChina has activated its new 50 MW Tower CSP plant in Gonghe, in the highlands of the Qinghai province of north-western China. Several elements were supplied by Supcon Solar.

Three wind farms paid for by Apple’s China Clean Energy Fund have been commissioned, totaling 134 MW. The Concord Jing Tang and Concord Zhang Tang wind farms, each 48 MW, were developed by Concord New Energy group and are located in Dao County, Hunan. A third wind farm of 38 MW was built in neighbor Hubei province by Fenhua Energy.

Vestas has won an order to supply and install its turbines at the Didima, Mavra Litharia, and Dio Petres Wind farms in northern Greece. The order was made Pavlidis S.A., and commissioning is expected for Q4 2020.

Hunt and Circle Power have partnered to finance and develop two 20 MW wind farms in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Circle Power will lead the development, which is expected to be completed in late 2021.

Guriss Holding has completed its 32.4 MW Ovid Wind Power Plant in the Odessa Region of Ukraine. GE turbines were used, and Ukraine’s state electricity company will buy the output for 20 years. This is the first energy investment by a Turkish company in the Ukraine.

EDF has commissioned the nine-turbine, 27 MW Les Talliades Wind Farm in the hills of the French department of Lozre.


Engie North America has purchased a pipeline of four under-construction projects in Massachusetts. In total, they constitute 25 MW of solar power and 22 MWh of energy storage. The projects are expected to go live by the second half of 2020 and run for 20 years.

Fenie Energia plans to begin construction of two wind farms in the Spanish municipality of Soria in early 2020. Together the Cuellar de la Sierra and Dehesa de Cuellar Wind Farms represent capital expenditure of $14mn and power output of 14 MW.

Nexamp is deploying six Battery Energy Storage Projects in New York and Massachusetts totaling 51MWh. IHI Energy Storage is an equipment supplier for these projects.