Canada's Nova Scotia probes interest for 6.5-MW community solar tender
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The province of Nova Scotia, in Canada, is seeking input from developers interested in becoming its partners in up to 6.5 MW of community solar photovoltaic (PV) projects linked with battery storage.
The Alternative Energy Resource Authority (AREA) released a Request for Information (RfI) on Friday and will await responses by January 10, 2020.
The authority seeks to “determine the technical and commercial expertise” on the local market and potentially collaborate with qualified parties in different manners. Those include partners for signing a power purchase agreement (PPA), engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) or equipment supply contracts. Interested parties are requested to provide detailed information on how they could engage with AREA on the projects.
According to the RfI document, AREA intends to install three solar PV plants on brownfield sites -- in Berwick, with a capacity of 1 MW-2 MW, in Mahone Bay, of between 0.8 MW and 1 MW, and in Antigonish, with a capacity of 3 MW - 4MW. Battery storage of 1 MW/2-4 MWh is planned to be installed at the Antigonish and Mahone Bay plants.
AREA is currently conducting studies to assess the solar resource and interconnection options at each of the three sites. Results will be available in the Request for Proposals (RfP) in 2020.
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