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May 21, 2021

North America electricity procurement contracts activity down 12% in April 2021

By Amit Sharma

There were 23 electricity procurement contracts announced in the North America region in April 2021, marking a drop of 12% over the last 12-month average of 26, according to GlobalData’s power industry contracts database.

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Electricity Procurement stood at first place when compared with other power tender categories in the North America region in April 2021 with 23 contracts and a 59% share, followed by Power Plant with eight contracts and a 20.5% share and Energy Storage with four contracts and a 10.3% share during the month.

The proportion of contracts by category tracked by GlobalData in the month was as follows:

  1. Power Purchase Agreement: 19 contracts and an 82.6% share
  2. Electricity Supply: four contracts and a 17.4% share.

Solar is top technology for North America electricity procurement contracts in April 2021

Looking at electricity procurement contracts by the type of technology in the North America region, solar accounted for 18 contracts with a 75% share, followed by wind with four contracts and a 16.7% share and thermal with two contracts and an 8.3% share.

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North America electricity procurement contracts in April 2021: Top issuers by capacity

The top issuers of electricity procurement contracts for the month in terms of power capacity involved in North America were:

  1. Black Hills Energy (United States): 200MW from one contract
  2. Amazon Web Services (United States): 118MW from one contract
  3. NRG Energy (United States), Shell Energy North America (Canada) (Canada) and The Home Depot (United States): 100MW capacity from one contract.

North America electricity procurement contracts in April 2021: Top winners by capacity

The top winners of contracts for the month in terms of power capacity involved in North America were:

  1. APR Energy (United States): 330MW from one contract
  2. National Grid Renewables L (United States): 250MW from three contracts
  3. 174 Power Global (United States): 200MW capacity from one contract.

All publicly-announced contracts are included in this analysis drawn from GlobalData’s Power database, which covers power plants, T&D projects, equipment markets, analysis reports, capacity and generation, and tracks tenders and contracts on a real-time basis.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported contracts are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s Power database.

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