»Go« for Trinidad and Tobago’s first utility scale solar power plant
Post date: 14/12/2022 - 13:33
A consortium of energy companies BP and Shell is building the first utility-scale solar power plant in Trinidad and Tobago. An agreement between the government and BP Alternative Energy Trinidad and Tobago (BPATT), Shell Renewables Caribbean and Lightsource BP calls for the installation of a total of 148 megawatts at two sites: Brechin Castle (122 MW) and Orange Grove (26 MW). Construction of both subprojects is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023, with completion scheduled for the third and fourth quarters.
Lightsource BP has developed the project to its current stage and will also be responsible for the construction phase. Shell and BP each hold 50 percent in a joint venture, and the state-owned National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (or one of its subsidiaries) has been granted an option to participate.