Renewvia completes sale of 26MW utility scale solar power project in Uruguay

Source: Renewvia

In addition to expanding in Latin America, Renewvia is also developing commercial solar power micro grid facilities in Kenya and Saipan.

Renewvia Energy, an Atlanta-based solar development firm, completed the last disposition contingency for a 26-megawatt (MW) solar project in Uruguay. The project is among the country’s first solar power procurements. Renewvia solely owned the project through the special purpose entity Alto Cielo. Solarpack was the interim owner of the project before SunEdison, the world’s largest renewable energy developer, took possession.

The Alto Cielo solar project is located in the Tomás Gomensoro locality of Uruguay’s Artigas Department. The project is contracted under a U.S. dollar-denominated, 28-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the National Administration of Power Plants and Electrical Transmissions (UTE), Uruguay's state-owned utility. Uruguay is one of a select group of investment-grade markets in the region.

Renewvia was awarded a 60MW DC bid through a 200MW UTE solar decree in 2013. Renewvia invested 18 months satisfying the requirements of the decree to complete the PPA negotiation and execution. Within 30 days of the decree award, land control had to be proven and interconnection evaluations begun. Renewvia worked with local consultants to complete the required environmental impact studies and obtain the various state, utility, and environmental licenses and permissions required to build and operate a power plant in Uruguay. Renewvia retains a position in the remainder of the 60MW Uruguayan award.

In addition to expanding in Latin America, Renewvia is also developing commercial solar micro grid facilities in Kenya and Saipan.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Shell Leverages Data to Transform from Reactive to Predictive Operations

This 6-page report describes how Shell engaged in a massive project with OSIsoft to transform the...

Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR Clothing

For industries operating in an inherently dangerous environment, the importance of selecting the ...

Evolution or Revolution: IT / OT convergence means a world of possibilities

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a rapid paradigm shift in regards to digital transformat...

Predict, Prescribe, Profit: Creating a World that Doesn't Break Down

What are you doing to reduce unplanned downtime at your plant? Equipment breakdowns and process i...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs