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Brechin Castle Solar Farm

KEY NUMBERS

122

MWp of renewable energy

31,500

homes powered per year (equivalent)

587

acres of land

123,000

tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions saved

26,500

cars taken off the road per year (equivalent)

CURRENT STATUS

Site selection

Preliminary assessments & site design

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions

Construction

Operation

Decommissioning

Brechin Castle Solar Farm Project is a solar farm being developed and constructed by Lightsource bp, on behalf of the project owners, bp Alternative Energy Trinidad and Tobago (bpATT) and Shell Renewables Caribbean (Shell). It is part of a government initiative for the supply of renewable energy led by the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Project includes a 92 megawatt (MWac) solar farm split over two sites, totalling 186 hectares (ha) and an overhead 2.8km grid connection line to the existing Brechin Castle Substation.

Agreement with the government was reached on 9th December 2022, which enabled consortium partners to reach Final Investment Decision (FID) to commence construction on the project, with bp and Shell initially having joint shareholdings (50/50). Construction commenced in Q3 2023, and expected to be operational in Q2 2025.

Where is this project taking place?

The Project is located in the Couva-Tabaquite-Talparo region, 5 km south-east of the industrial area and the port of Point Lisas in Couva. The Project is comprised of two separate land parcels located on a former sugar plantation that is currently owned by the State.

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