Like most islands in the Caribbean, the Turks and Caicos Islands relies heavily on imported sources of petroleum to operate its electricity generating plants. To reduce this dependency and further increase the penetration of renewable energy sources, FortisTCI will expand its renewable generation in the Turks and Caicos Islands thorough a 1MW utility-scale solar PV project across its service territories. In partnership with global renewable energy consultant Rocky Mountain Institute and its Islands Energy Program, FortisTCI will own and operate five solar PV systems at various sites, comprising of fixed-tilt ground mount-type and rooftop fixed PV systems. These are the first utility scale renewable energy projects the company is developing on the islands.
|Island||Type of Installations||DC Capacity (kWp)||Annual Production(MWh)|
|North Caicos||Ground Mounted||844.80||1,318|
|South Caicos||Ground Mounted||112.20||188.2|
|Grand Turk||Roof Mounted||33||53.32|
These systems are expected to commence in 2020, subject to government planning approval and signing of contracts.