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Saba island utility launches solar-and-storage tender

Saba island. Author: Richie Diesterheft.

November 27 (Renewables Now) - Saba Electric Company NV, which supplies electricity on the Saba island in the Dutch Caribbean, has launched a tender for a solar power plant of at least 1 MW and battery storage of at least 1.5 MWh.

The deadline for applications is January 11, 2018. The company seeks to award contracts for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of the photovoltaic (PV) park, for the operation and maintenance (O&M) over 10 years, and for the battery storage system. Work under the EPC and battery contracts is to take place between March and June 2018.

Saba Electric said the solar EPC contractors should be “as creative as possible to generate as much electricity as possible, given the available space of the site”. This will be Saba’s second solar park, as its first is coming online in 2018. The addition of battery storage at Saba Electric's main generator power plant is in line with its Saba's goal of being a sustainable island.

The tender documentation will be available until December 10, 2017.

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