ENGIE has announced that it has won a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 200 MW wind project in Tamil Nadu, a state in the south of India.
The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), part of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of the Government of India, has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for the country's first commercial offshore wind farm, to be located off the coast of Gujarat in the west, and have a generation capacity of 1 GW.
PNE WIND AG plans to place a corporate bond in the amount of approximately EUR50 million (US$61.3 million). After the placement, the bond will be traded on the OTC market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
EDP Renewables S.A. (EDPR), through its subsidiary EDPR UK Limited (EDPR UK), has closed the sale of a 20% stake in the Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited (MOWEL) to Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE), a wholly owned UK-based subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation.
Tri Global Energy has announced the closing of project financing and start of construction for the Blue Cloud Wind Energy Project, with co-developer Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) making an undisclosed equity investment in the project.
The Minister for Planning of the Government of New South Wales, a state in the south-east of Australia, has approved Epuron's plans to construct the Liverpool Range Wind Farm, which will consist of up to 267 wind turbines generating approximately 1,000 MW, making it Australia's largest wind farm.
Fortum has signed an agreement to purchase the entire annual wind power production from Taaleri’s portfolio in Finland. The total installed capacity of the portfolio is 312 MW, and its annual output is approximately 1 TWh, which represents around 1.5% of Finnish electricity production in 2017.
MPC Capital, an international real assets investment manager headquartered in Hamburg, has announced a joint venture with Martifer Renewables, a developer of wind and solar energy projects. The venture will focus on developing and supporting distributed generation and utility-scale solar photovoltaic and wind renewable energy projects throughout Colombia.
Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy has announced that 44 of the 97 projects awarded in its Avançar Energia programme has been completed, adding 1,028 MW of installed capacity to the National Generator Park (Parque Gerador Nacional).
Suzlon Group, India’s largest renewable energy solutions provider, announced that it has won two wind power projects of 300 MW and 200 MW respective capacity in a tender conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The projects will be located in the Kutch district of Gujarat, a state in the west of India.
Neoen has secured project financing for the Bulgana Green Power Hub project, a 194MW wind farm and 20 MW battery storage facility to be constructed near Stawell in Victoria, Australia. The total investment of the project is AUD350 million (US$269.91 million).
Enel, through its US renewable company Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGPNA), has signed new power purchase agreements with Facebook and Adobe for the energy produced by the 320 MW Rattlesnake Creek wind farm in Nebraska.
Vattenfall has announced that it has been awarded the permit for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm. To be located 22.2km off the west coast of the Netherlands, spanning a 356 km2 site, the wind farm will have a total capacity of 700-750 MW and produce renewable electricity for between 1 and 1.5 million homes.
The state government of South Australia has announced plans to finance the development of a 50MW hydrogen electrolyser that would be powered by a new wind and solar complex at Crystal Brook, north of Adelaide. The estimated cost of the project, known as the Hydrogen Superhub is AUD600 million (US$464.3 million).
Sembcorp Energy India Ltd has been awarded a 300-megawatt project in a country's wind power auction conducted recently.
Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has announced that the Murra Warra Wind Farm project in the Australian state of Victoria has achieved financial close, enabling the commencement of construction of Stage One. Stage One comprises 61 turbines (226MW nameplate capacity), to be located approximately 30km north of Horsham and expected to be fully operational by mid-2019.
A 500 MW wind tender conducted by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has attracted bids as low as INR2.85 (US$0.044)/kWh. The maximum tariff permitted in the tender was INR3/kWh (US$0.046).
Statoil has announced that it has signed an agreement with Polenergia to acquire a 50% interest in two early phase offshore wind development projects in Poland, Bałtyk Środkowy III (BSIII) and Bałtyk Środkowy II (BSII). The two projects have a planned capacity of 1200 MW with the potential to power more than two million Polish households.
Boralex Inc. has announced the financing for the 33 MW Inter Deux Bos, 26 MW Côteaux du Blaiseron, 10 MW Le Pelon, 20 MW Hauts de Comble and 23 MW Sources de l’Ancre wind farms in France for a total amount of approximately EUR136 million (US$168.2 million).
Ardian has announced a partnership with Transatlantic Power Holdings (TPH) to build a renewable platform based in the United States. Called Skyline Renewables, the platform will focus on acquiring operating and development projects in the onshore wind sector, with the aim of building a leading North American clean independent power platforms with a total installed capacity of 3 GW.