The Secretariat of Water in the Brazilian state of Ceara is seeking help with feasibility and technical studies for 45 MW PV capacity to be built in Castanhão Adductor Canal Area – Greater Fortaleza (RMF) area. The Castanhão – GF Adductor system is a complex set of pumping stations, canals, siphons and tunnels that allows water transposition from the Castanhão Stream to the Metropolitan Region of Fortaleza (RMF). Pictured is the Castanhão dam. (Photo Credit: Secretariat of Water Resources, Ceará)
- The state administration of Ceará in Brazil wants to conduct feasibility studies, projects and technical studies for solar power generation in Castanhão Adductor Canal Area – Greater Fortaleza (RMF) area
- It has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for interested parties to submit proposals by October 30, 2018
- Out of the total 45 MW it plans to install under the project, 25 MW will be used by the state’s Water Resources Management Company (COGERH) and 20 MW by the Water and Sewage Company (CAGECE)
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The Brazilian state of Ceará is seeking interested parties to carry out feasibility studies, projects and technical studies for installation of 45 MW of solar power capacity to be installed in the area of Castanhão Adductor Canal Area – Greater Fortaleza (RMF). The maximum capacity for the distributed generation projects is 5 MW.
The Castanhão – GF Adductor system consists of a complex set of pumping stations, canals, siphons and tunnels that allows water transposition from the Castanhão Stream to the Metropolitan Region of Fortaleza (RMF), and also supplies water for communities along the route in the Fortaleza Metropolitan Region (Greater Fortaleza-GR), according to the tender documents. This belt starts immediately downstream of the Castanhão dam.
According to the expression of interest (EoI) issued by the Secretariat of Water Resources-SWR (SRH), out of the total 45 MW, 25 MW will be used by the state’s Water Resources Management Company (COGERH), the remaining 20 MW by the Water and Sewage Company (CAGECE).
The objective behind the planning solar power capacity is to ‘optimize the utilization of the adduction infrastructure for photovoltaic energy generation and, consequently, to foment the productive chain of the sector, to promote environmental sustainability, as well as to allow cheaper energy consumption by the State and its state entities’, according to tender details.
Last date to submit EoI documents is October 30, 2018. Details about the tender are available on the website of SRH.