St. Vincent microgrid project accepting bids

On Friday, April 21, St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) and Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room (RMI-CWR) released a Request for Qualifications for interested parties to submit credentials to bid for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction contract for a solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage Microgrid Project on the Grenadine Island of Mayreau.

The Microgrid Project is part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ shift toward increasing the utilization of renewable energy technologies. Currently VINLEC utilizes hydro and solar energy to provide just under 20% of electricity production on the main island of Saint Vincent. This Microgrid Project will make Mayreau the first of the four Grenadine islands served by VINLEC to utilize a high penetration of renewable energy.

The Microgrid Project will consist of 150-200 kW of solar PV, along with 100-250 kWh of battery storage.

The Mayreau Microgrid Project is funded by the Ray and Tye Noorda Foundation and by VINLEC.

Rocky Mountain Institute and Carbon War Room are independent, unbiased, technical advisors to VINLEC and the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and will manage the project bidding process.

To learn more or bid on the project, visit the RMI-CWR Open Projects webpage. For media inquiries, please contact