Orange Grove Solar Farm
Preliminary assessments and site design
Discharge of planning conditions
Orange Grove 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 Limited (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 20 megawatt (MWac) solar farm on educational farmland leased from the State by the University of West Indies (UWI) and a grid connection line to the existing T&TEC Orange Grove Substation and Piarco 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). The construction phase commenced in Q2 2023, and the project is expected to be operational in Q3 2024.
Where is this project taking place?
The proposed Orange Grove site is a 40 hectare (ha) agricultural plot immediately west of Churchill Roosevelt Highway and Trincity Mall.
Information and resources
Below is additional information about Lightsource bp solar farms:
- Addressing Climate Change
- Components of a Solar Farm
- Planning Process & Community Engagement
- Solar & Biodiversity
- Supporting Local Communities
- Why Solar?
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