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Renewable energy proposals due next month

Energy Minister Franklin Khan
Energy Minister Franklin Khan

ENERGY Minister Franklin Khan says proposals by 37 organisations for utility-scale renewable power generation are due near the end of next month.

He was responding to a question in the House on Friday.

He reported on a utility-scale renewable-energy power-generation project and said the Energy Ministry in December 2017 invited expressions of interest for the development of utility-scale renewable-power generation of three megawatts and greater.

"The developers would act as independent power producers, IPPs, through build-own-operate scheme for grid-type power generation."

Khan said the ministry received submissions from 55 organisations, including major international organisations ranging from solar, wind, waste-to-energy, hydro-geothermal and solar-thermal. He said the submissions were reviewed by an inter-agency committee comprising T&TEC, the Regulated Industries Commission, the Environmental Management Authority, and the ministtries of Energy, Local Government and Public Utilities.

He reported arising from the evaluation 37 organisations were shortlisted and an RFP was prepared by the inter-agency committee and issued to them, and the deadline for submitting these proposals was February 26, "Just a month away."

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