In what is becoming an industry trend for private PPAs, Vattenfall has announced it will purchase power from three solar PV farms in the Netherland’s Uden, totaling 38 MW. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Vattenfall will use its digital trading platform, Powerpeers, which allows customers to buy and use solar energy directly from their own neighborhood, to supply electricity from the solar farm to the residents of Uden.
Two of the solar projects – 14 MW in Torenweg in Middelburg and 12 MW in Emmeloord – are owned by Danish renewable energy investor, Obton Solenergi; while the third – 12 MW in Uden – is owned by TPSolarKonzept.
“Our solution not only makes it possible to buy solar power, but it also makes it possible to support your local solar farmer. Our over-all ambition is to help our customers to become fossil free and this is an example of our cutting-edge knowledge in this area,” says Martijn Hagens, Head of Customers & Solutions.
Originator at Vattenfall, Chantal van Halen, said that part of the power company’s strategy going forward is to build a portfolio of such agreements, and to take advantage of the growing Dutch solar market. She added that the deals are the first of their kind for Vattenfall, in the Netherlands.