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BVIEC Gets Four Bids for Solar Project

From the original pool of 36 companies invited to bid on the BVI Electricity Corporation’s project to install solar panels on five government sites in the territory, only four decided to submit bids by the Dec 19th deadline.


BVIEC board members (from left) Ira Oliver Skelton and Ron Potter and BVIEC General Manager Leroy Abraham attended the bid opening Monday morning. Photo: CHRYSTALL KANYUCK

At a short ceremony to announce the bidders Monday, BVIEC General Manager Leroy Abraham said that the project calls for 25 years of power production at the Central Administration Complex, Elmore Stoutt High School, the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Terrance B Lettsome International Airport, and the Bregado Flax Educational Centre.


The bids received were as follows:


· Virgin Islands-based Alternative Energy Systems proposed a system to provide a total of 78,865.5 megawatt hours of power for $24,363,962.


· Main Street Power Incorporated, which is affiliated with United States Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, proposed a system to generate 79,630 megawatt hours of power for $31,583,562.


· Caribbean Energy Opportunities proposed a system to provide 93,149 megawatt hours of power for $23,568,171.


· NRG, the company building a “renewables-driven microgrid” at Necker Island, proposed a system to provide 112,050 megawatt hours of power for $26,265,847.


Although the BVIEC will be looking for the company that can provide the most power at the lowest price, before they can decide on a bidder the proposals must be analysed, Mr. Abraham said.


“We have to assess their figures,” he said, adding that he expects the review of each bid’s technical specifications should take about two months.



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