The ACT Government has advised that the goal of having a large scale solar energy producer in the ACT has taken another step forward.
The following is an extract from the Minister’s Media Release.
The ACT Government’s large scale solar plan has received strong interest from the renewable energy industry with the government receiving 49 separate prequalification proposals as part of a request for proposals to deliver a large scale solar facility in the Territory, Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Simon Corbell, announced today….
… among the 49 prequalification proposals there are a range of options to deliver the large scale solar project, including different types of solar technology and different generation capacity proposals…
“Solar has to be at the centre of any sustainable energy strategy in the ACT and it is the Labor Government that has a clear, legislated plan, to ensure that we move towards cleaner alternatives to power our city into the future”…
…The request for proposals process is being conducted in two stages. A prequalification stage will shortlist proponents with the best capacity and track record to deliver the project. Prequalified proponents will then be invited to compete to provide solar energy to the Territory.
Prequalified proponents may participate in a fast track process to determine up to 20 megawatts of entitlements in mid 2012 and/or a regular track process to grant the remainder of the 40 megawatts of capacity release in early 2013.
The full media release can be found HERE.