Delegation of the European Union to China

Installation of a Solar Park at Piarco International Airport

30/03/2020 - 14:35
Energy

Duration: 24 months (December 2019 – December 2021)

Budget: €1,500,000

Overview:

The overall objective is to increase Trinidad and Tobago's resilience to climate change by introducing renewable energy as an energy source for electricity generation, thereby contributing to energy security while reducing the use of fossil fuel-based electricity both environmentally and economically. This will successfully contribute to Trinidad and Tobago commitment to the National Determined Contribution (NDC) to reduce its carbon emissions by 15% through the year 2030.

In this project, ground-mounted solar panels will be installed at location 4 identified in the feasibility study, which is close to an existing car park, over an area of 1.54 ha with a minimum annual generation capacity of 1,443,830 kWh and the potential to avoid annually an emission of 1,010 metric tonnes CO2.

Objective

To increase the availability and use of energy from renewable sources, to decrease the emissions of CO2 from the use of fossil fuels and raise public awareness on energy efficiency, correct pricing of energy and benefits of using renewable energy.

Specific Outcomes

  1. Solar generated power supplied to the AATT estate power distribution system. Photovoltaic systems installed in the airport and effectively producing renewable energy at a minimum of 1,443,830 kWh annually.
  2. Reduced fossil fuel based electrical consumption and its associated cost, leading to a reduction in CO2 emissions with at least 1010 tonnes of CO2 avoided annually.
  3. Increased communication and visibility on reduction of carbon emissions through improved Corporate Social Responsibility programmes.

Beneficiary

Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago

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