NEWS | 02 June 22

Centrica signs 24 MW virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with Matrix Renewables in Spain

MADRID & AALBORG, 31 May 2022: Matrix Renewables, the TPG Rise-backed global renewable energy platform, and Centrica Energy Marketing & Trading today announced the signing of a new virtual PPA. Starting in July 2023, Centrica will offtake power production from the 24 MW solar park located in Andalusia, with the output to be sold in balancing and merchant power markets. The solar farm will provide approximately 50 GWh of renewable electricity every year.

The agreement is the sixth PPA signed by Matrix Renewables in Spain to support the development of its asset portfolio, and the deal will also further enhance Centrica’s asset portfolio and strategic position in the Spanish market.

Matrix Renewables and Centrica are working to expand partnerships across Spain and Europe more broadly. Trading, optimizing and balancing renewable energy is at the core of Centrica’s expertise, and the deal underscores Centrica’s commitment to supporting the growth of renewable energy across Europe through providing route-to-market services.

Commenting on the agreement, Riccardo Rossi, Head of Southern Europe Markets, Centrica Energy Marketing & Trading said, “We’re excited to strengthen our presence in Southern Europe and support the growth of sustainable energy sources by providing route-to-market expertise. The PPA market in Spain has significant potential, and we’ll continue to use our know-how to unlock the returns required which in turn will accelerate the development of large-scale energy infrastructure projects in the region.” 

Chris Matthews, Managing Director, Development and Markets, Matrix Renewables said, “We are delighted to be working with Centrica in Southern Spain, and as our projects mature in other markets there’s a great opportunity for this relationship to continue growing. Centrica is clearly committed to renewable generation and has been able to offer us products that have enhanced our portfolio management, which is particularly helpful in the current market environment.” 

About Centrica 

Centrica is a leading international energy services and solutions provider, founded on a 200-year heritage of serving people.

Energy Marketing and Trading is the trading and optimisation arm of Centrica plc. We are a leading provider of energy management and optimisation services to businesses, in addition to managing commodity risk and providing wholesale market access for the Centrica Group. We have 14GW of capacity under contract in Europe, more than 80% of which is renewable assets.

About Matrix Renewables 

Matrix Renewables is a renewable energy platform created and backed by global alternative asset manager TPG and its $14 billion impact investing platform TPG Rise. Matrix Renewables’ current portfolio is comprised of 2.1 GW of operational, under construction, or near ready-to-build solar PV projects and a further 2.7 GW pipeline of renewable energy projects under development, across the US, Europe, and Latin America. For more information, visit www.matrixrenewables.com or send an email to info@matrixrenewables.com.

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