This week’s renewable orders

Norwegian state owned hydropower company Statkraft has reached a deal with bio-refinery firm Borregaard to supply electricity until 2029 at 175 GWh a year.

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has a number of orders announced this week. One for 249 MW of its V120 turbines from EDF Renewables for its 273 MW Las Majadas wind project in Texas. The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 5-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement, and delivery will begin in the second quarter of 2020. Another is from Finland’s Fortum, an energy supplier, for a 90 MW wind project Kalax in the province of Närpio in Western Finland, and another

44 MW system for an unnamed customer in China. Vestas also used the AWEA Windpower event to launch a new series of wind turbines the V138-3.0 MW and the V162-5.6 MW and V150-5.6 MW turbines. The V138 is for markets which only allows smaller turbines.

Enel Green Power North America said it has signed a power purchase agreement between subsidiary White Cloud Wind and Associated Electric Cooperative (AECI), a power utility in Springfield, Missouri, whereby AECI will purchase the entire output generated by its 236.5 MW White Cloud wind project, currently in development in Nodaway County, Missouri, due to cone online in late 2020. Enel Green Power has just acquired Tradewind Energy, which developed White Cloud.

The Ohio Power Siting Board has authorized Hardin Solar Energy II and Hecate Highland Energy to construct a number of solar powered generating facilities in both Hardin and Highland counties. Hardin Solar Energy Center II in Marion, Roundhead, and McDonald townships, will have a total installed generation capacity of 170MW, plus 60 M battery store, and starts the build in Q2. Hecate Highland Energy will be located in Clay and Whiteoak townships and will have a combined generation capacity of 300MW. Which should come online in 2021.

Enel Green Power has begun its fire renewables projects in Russia, a 90 MW wind farm in Azov and a 201 MW farm in Murmansk, with the first expected to enter into service in 2020. They will be owned by Enel Russia, and will cost €405 million to build both, and it will market the energy directly in Russia.

A consortium including EDF Renewables, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), and Green of Africa, has won the 800MW Noor Midelt I solar project in Morocco. It will be located in the high plains between the Middle and High Atlas Mountains and use both concentrated solar power and solar PV. The use of thermal storage will mean that it can produce dispatchable electricity for the national grid up to five hours after sunset.