July 23 (Solar) – In the past week Solar covered just a few power purchase agreement (PPA) announcements and news of tenders awarding such. All of them are for solar capacity. See below a short summary.
— Bangladesh opens tender for 200 MW of solar PV capacity
The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has launched a competitive bidding process for the deployment of 200 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity at four locations across the country. Winners will get 20-year PPAs.
— Thames Water seeks solar installers via tender
UK water and wastewater services provider Thames Water Utilities Ltd has started a search for partners that can install solar arrays at company-owned sites. In one of the lots, interested parties can bid to finance, source and install solar capacity and own the assets for at least 15 years through a transferable PPA and lease agreement.
— EDF signs PPA for 70-MW solar project in California
EDF Renewables North America said on Thursday it has struck a long-term PPA for its 70-MW Desert Harvest II solar project in California.
— Aussie steel producer BlueScope strikes solar PPA with ESCO Pacific
Australian steel producer BlueScope Steel Ltd (ASX:BSL) said Friday it has inked a seven-year PPA with ESCO Pacific Pty Ltd tied to the latter’s 133-MW Finley solar farm project in New South Wales.