Proposed solar farm at Orange Grove

The proposal involves a consortium of Lightsource bp, bp and Shell working together to develop a solar installation that will have an output power capacity of 20MW (Megawatts) in Trinidad and Tobago. Lightsource bp is targeting to start construction in 2022 and for the site to be operational in 2023.

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    Site selection

  • Site-Build-Timeline-Design-Assessment

    Preliminary Assessments and Site Design

  • Planning Application

  • Discharge of Planning Conditions

  • Construction

  • Operation

  • Decommissioning

Through our initial assessments we have selected the site area shown below, and we’re now undertaking a wide range of environmental assessments to help shape our plans. These include landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology and more.

Safety is one of our core values, and in order to keep to the standards of community engagement that we’ve set as a company in the current global situation, we’re replacing our physical community consultation with a virtual event, which took place on Thursday 12th November, in the form of a video presentation and live Q&A session. Before the event, we placed posters in the local community and an information leaflet was posted to nearby residents.

Download information leaflet

  • 50,417
    (Megawatts hours) supplied per year
  • 7000
    homes powered per year (equivalent)
  • 148
    acres of land
  • 27,500
    tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions saved
  • 5,500
    cars taken off the road per year (equivalent)

Below is additional information about Lightsource bp solar farms:

We’re committed to remaining open and engaged with the community during this process. In light of the unusual circumstances, we’re offering anyone who would like to discuss the project the chance to have a one-on-one discussion with our Environmental Planning team, either by phone or via video conferencing. Please use the form below to get in touch if you’d like to arrange this.

Community Information Event

Watch the pre-recorded presentation for our virtual community consultation event below:

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Orange Grove Solar Farm Community Information Presentation

Information presentation for our Orange Grove Solar Farm proposal, recorded for the virtual event that took place on 12th November 2020.

Our proposal

Our initial plans are outlined below. These plans will be informed by the results of our environmental and planning assessments which are currently underway. If you have any thoughts on our current plans, we would like to hear from you.

Get in touch

We’re committed to remaining open and engaged with the community during this process. If you’d like to talk to us about the Orange Grove Solar Farm, simply fill out the form below and click “submit”. We’ll aim to get back to you within five working days.

We are aware that not everyone has access to the internet – if you are aware of anyone wishing to speak to us about this project, please encourage them to call (868) 395-6253 or write to us at c/o Coastal Dynamics Ltd, Unit 5, Lot 2C, Chootoo Trace, El Socorro, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago. We can send out hard copies of the information on this website by request.

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