The current status of Project Lara, which is a joint venture comprised of multi-national energy giants bp and Shell, and specialist solar energy company Lightsource is discussed today between the Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Stuart Young, and Lightsource bp Development Manager – UK and Trinidad & Tobago, Francis Mann.
The Ministry of Energy says the Project Lara will be constructed at two sites in both Brechin Castle, near the Point Lisas Industrial Estate and in Orange Grove, near Trinicity.
The release says discussions also surrounded the completion and execution of the documentation by the end of June 2022.
It says the two sites will have a combined capacity to generate a total of 112.2 mw of solar electricity, more than the total generating capacity of most islands in the Eastern Caribbean.
Minister Young said the government remains committed in its pursuit of the use of renewables in the energy mix.
Minister Young said the integration of more solar projects allows Trinidad and Tobago to do its part towards global Greenhouse Gas Reduction.