Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:
EDF Renewables North America and Clean Power Alliance (CPA) signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a solar-plus-storage project. The project includes a 300 MWac solar project coupled with a 600 MWh battery energy storage system. It is expected to begin delivering clean electricity to CPA’s customers by February 2024. The expected electricity generated at full capacity is enough to meet the consumption of more than 163,000 average California homes, offsetting 669,000 tons of CO₂ emissions annually.
Australia has introduced legislation to increase new investment in offshore electricity generation and transmission projects. The Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021 will establish a framework for construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning offshore electricity projects. The legislation covers infrastructure projects for offshore electricity transmission cables and offshore renewable energy generation, including offshore wind. Under the legislation, the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator will oversee licenses for offshore projects.
The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has renovated and modernized its 180 MW Baira Siul Power Station in Chamba, Himachal Pradesh. The Baira Siul Power Station is NHPC’s first power station, operating commercially since April 1, 1982, and had completed its useful life of 35 years. The renovation and modernization of all three units have been completed and have commenced commercial operation extended the power station’s life by another 25 years.
AMPYR Solar Europe and KlimaVest signed an agreement to develop, build and commission a pipeline of large-scale solar PV projects in Germany. AMPYR will be in charge of developing the projects to a ready-to-build state and then providing engineering, procurement, and construction management services. The firm will also be responsible for putting in place operations and maintenance services. The initial portfolio of three solar parks in Germany will have a combined capacity of 200 MWp, and be owned by KlimaVest.
Arjun Joshi is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he worked as a technical writer for enterprise resource software companies based in India and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Optional English from Garden City University, Bangalore. More articles from Arjun Joshi.