Google inks 40 MW solar PPA with EDPR in the Netherlands


Google has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to purchase solar energy in the Netherlands.

Kronos Solar EDPR, a subsidiary of EDP Renewables (EDPR), announced that it has inked a 15-year PPA with the search giant.

The deal, Kronos’ first in the Netherlands, will see Google offtake part of the output of four photovoltaic plants that Kronos is developing in the Netherlands.

Located in the municipalities of Smallingerland in the province of Friesland, as well as Lochem and Berkelland, both in the province of Gelderland, the four projects have a total installed capacity of just under 40 MW and are expected to start operation by 2024.

“With a strong focus in the Netherlands, France, UK, and Germany, all of which currently transition at increasing speed into PPA markets, we clearly want to demonstrate our ability to partner with leading global companies for our green power,” CEO of Kronos Solar EDPR, Dr. Alexander Arcache said.

EDPR bought a 70% stake in Germany-based Kronos in July 2022. The company has a portfolio totaling 1.4 GW in operation and 9.4 GW in development across Europe.

“Google has always been at the forefront of working toward a carbon-free future, as part of our third decade of climate action. The digital and green transformations go hand in hand. Our ambition to run completely on carbon-free energy by 2030, wherever and whenever in the world, will require intensive cooperation with major energy players such as EDP Renewables, who are jointly committed to long-term sustainable energy goals,” VP Google Netherlands, Martijn Bertisen added.

The deal follows a 650 MW PPA Google signed with EDPR in the US in April of 2023.

“Signing this PPA reinforces both our strategy and ability to deliver with Kronos Solar EDPR. Entering these markets allows us to be highly complementary with EDPR’s geographical current set up so that we can extend the access to core EU markets that are leading the Energy transition,” said Duarte Bello, COO of EDP Renewables for Europe and LATAM.

In this year, Google has signed PPAs with Ørsted in Texas and Sol Systems for projects in North & South Carolina, also with Luminus in Belgium and Eneco in the Netherlands.

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