EDF signs PPA to buy clean energy from Primrose Solar plants in UK

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EDF Renewable has entered into a 15 year PPA with Primrose Solar for purchasing energy produced across 104 MW of solar farms in UK.

The entire solar PV capacity generated in its UK plants by Primrose Solar will be bought by EDF according to the agreement.

The deal sees EDF agree to an inflation-linked, minimum price-guaranteed PPA for the solar energy from Primrose Solar’s PV installations.

The developer currently has 156 MW of solar PV capacity deployed in the U.K. across nine plants.

Another 28 MW solar farm is currently under construction, which will be completed before April 1, deciding the cut-off point for eligibility to the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC).

As owner of two of the U.K.’s largest PV plants, including the recently completed 48 MW Southwick Estate solar farm in Hampshire, the PPA with EDF ensures a stable income for many years.

Two weeks ago, Primrose Solar has connected the Southwick farm to the national grid, claiming it to be the UK’s largest and greenest solar farm in operation.

Recently, EDF Energies Nouvelles commissioned its first wind farm in South Africa at PPC Cement’s Grassridge Quarry in Port Elizabeth.

The Grassridge wind project aims to achieve a renewable energy capacity of 3725 MW by 2016.

The project is undertaken as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program of South Africa.

The wind farm consists of 20 Vestas V-112 3 MW wind turbines, providing a total installed capacity of 61.5 MW.

In another development, 200 MW Hereford Wind Project, developed by EDF Renewable Energy has begun commercial operation in Texas.

The project started in 2013, used around 54 wind turbines from GE having 1.85- MW as well as 50 Vestas V100 2.0-megawatt wind turbines.

The electricity generated from this project will be supplied to the electric demands of West Texas and the Texas Panhandle.

EDF has signed a long-term agreement with ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) to supply the power.

Sabeena Wahid
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