Solar PPA for 39 MW in Canada

Jul 29, 2020 09:39 AM ET
  • The Royal Bank of Canada has consented to acquire 80,000 MWh each year from 2 solar parks currently incomplete in the district of Alberta. They will start providing power in April 2021.
Solar PPA for 39 MW in Canada
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Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) has actually authorized a lasting power purchase arrangement with BluEarth Renewables and also Bullfrog Power, a system of Spark Power that creates and handles renewable resource projects.

The bank has actually consented to get 80,000 MWh per year, starting from April 2021. It will source the electrical energy from two solar projects with capacities of 19 MW and also 20 MW that are currently under construction in the province of Alberta. It did not supply any details about the duration of the contract and also the price per kWh.

" Power acquisition arrangements are the most efficient means to expand renewable energy in Canada," claimed Bullfrog Power President Sean Drygas.

RBC as well as Bullfrog Power started interacting in mid-2019, when the developed a "buyers collaboration." They specify their relationship as an "emerging technique in business PPAs where firms companion to get to bigger projects, benefiting from economic climates of range and sharing in the prices of carrying out these arrangements."

Alberta has actually been attracting unsubsidized, large solar under personal PPAs in current months. It already hosts a 24.5 MW vendor solar project that is now in the planning phase.

Germany's Innogy SE-- a device of energy huge RWE-- additionally intends to deploy two unsubsidized large-scale solar parks in the province.

In August 2019, the rural regulatory authority accepted the nation's biggest solar project-- the 400 MW Travers solar project, which is being established by Greengate Power Corp in Vulcan area. The setup is arranged for commercial procedure in 2021. It will certainly operate without subsidies and also will sell power on a merchant basis.

In February 2019, the Alberta rural federal government revealed the completion of a public auction for 94 MW of utility-scale solar capability. It led to a surprisingly reduced typical final power cost of CAD0.048 ($0.036)/ kWh. The allocated capacity includes three large-scale projects that will be built by Canadian Solar.

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