Brechin Castle Solar Farm
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Preliminary assessments & site design
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Brechin Castle Solar Farm Project is a solar farm being implemented by Lightsource bp, in consortium with bp 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 92 megawatt (MW) 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 is set to commence in Q1 2023, and expected to be operational in Q4 2024.
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.
Information and resources
We’ve put together a collection of resources for anyone who’d like to know more about our Brechin Castle solar project
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?
We’re committed to remaining open and engaged with the community during this process. In light of the unusual circumstances, we’re offering anyone who would like to discuss the project the chance to have a one-on-one discussion with our Environmental Planning team, either by phone or via video conferencing. Please use the form below to get in touch if you’d like to arrange this.
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