- Isle of Man wants to have 20 MW renewable energy capacity to supply power to the local electricity network
- It estimates solar PV and onshore wind as the most viable development opportunities but would explore any deliverable zero emission solution
- The installation will need to come up within 5 years on land identified and secured by the winner
The Government of the Isle of Man is seeking interest for the establishment of up to 20 MW of renewable energy capacity to supply clean electricity to the local electricity network. It expects to get this electricity supply from onshore renewable generation installations and/or storage solutions.
The prior information notice issued lists solar PV and onshore wind as the most viable development opportunities but is open to any deliverable zero emission solution. Eligible parties will have to identify and secure a suitable location for the installation of the project. Construction of such an installation will be expected to be completed within 5 years.
The winner will also have to ‘describe the proposed route to market for electricity sales, including sales to Manx Utilities if appropriate, and show experience of network nomination and balancing requirements’.
Situated between Great Britain and Ireland, the Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea.
According to the expression of interest (EOI), the government’s Climate Change Transformation Board will identify proposals that can demonstrate how the proposed installation would achieve the aims of the region’s action plan for achieving net zero emissions and show consideration and appropriateness of combining generation with electricity storage. Selection process will be managed by Manx Utilities on behalf of the Board.
Till September 18, 2020 interested individuals and organizations can send in their responses as per the EOI.