Bermuda seeks developer for solar PV project

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Bermuda seeks developer for solar PV project

The Government of Bermuda has launched the tender process to seeks developer for a 6 MW utility-scale solar photo-voltaic (PV) project.

The Ministry for Public Works and the Ministry of Economic Development is making available a Government owned property located on a portion of the narrow peninsula known as the Finger at the L.F. Wade International Airport on St. David’s Island in Bermuda for a solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation facility. This approximately 15-acre property will be leased to the selected independent power producer (IPP), for a period of 21 years.

The selected IPP will be responsible for designing, building, financing, operating and maintaining a 6 MW utility-scale solar PV facility and the interconnection line connecting the facility to a pre-identified substation The IPP will be able to sell the energy produced to the Bermuda Electric Lighting Company (BELCO) on a per-kilowatt-hour basis for a period of 20 years. In addition, the IPP will be responsible for decommissioning the facility and restoring the site to a pre-agreed state at the end of the lease term.

In future, the Government may consider procuring an additional 10 MW to 12 MW of solar PV power, through a separate procurement process, for the Finger’s remaining area.

The Government is inviting interested and qualified parties to submit their qualifications application as outlined in the Request for Qualification (RFQ), issued on August 17th. The deadline for submitting proposals is September 14th.

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