2017 sees doubling of advance wind power purchasing

Wind power generators have inked power purchase agreements over the past two weeks that cover the output from a gigawatt of installed capacity, with total deals signed having doubled in 2017 to 2.6GW

Wind power generators have inked power purchase agreements over the past two weeks that cover the output from a gigawatt of installed capacity. The total stock of deals signed has doubled in 2017 to 2.6GW, according to data from trade association WindEurope.

In the latest deal, Norsk Hydro announced on Tuesday a long-term PPA with Swedish wind power firm Markbygden Ett A, which will provide annual baseload supply of 1.65 terawatt hours. This followed a deal last week that saw Swedish utility Vattenfall sign a ten-year contract to power Microsoft's international data centre operations in the Netherlands.

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
subs@endseurope.com
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.