Curacao island utility launches up to 15-MWp solar tender

Curacao island. Author: Falco Ermert.

December 5 (Renewables Now) - Aqualectra, the utility company on the island of Curaçao in the Dutch Caribbean, has launched a tender for 10 MWp to 15 MWp of solar capacity and is accepting applications for prequalification by December 14.

At present, about 26% of the island’s power demand is met by renewables, thanks to wind and solar parks with a combined capacity of 58 MW. Aqualectra's tender is for photovoltaic (PV) power capacity on rooftops of commercial buildings to supply more solar electricity to the grid.

Norway-based certification body DNV GL serves as technical advisor and the main contact point for the tender.

Last month Saba Electric Company NV, which supplies electricity on another island in the Dutch Caribbean -- Saba, also launched a solar tender. It targets at least 1 MW of solar capacity and no less than 1.5 MWh of battery storage. The deadline for applications there is January 11, 2018.

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