Trinidad's first large-scale solar project greenlighted

Trinidad’s first large-scale solar project greenlighted

PORT OF SPAIN, December 12, 2022 – Lightsource BP, Shell and BP have received government approval for Trinidad and Tobago’s first large-scale solar project, Lightsource BP announced on Friday.

The 148-MWp project is held 50-50 by Shell and BP, who have reached an FID and plan to begin development in early 2023.


Construction will be overseen by Lightsource BP.

The Trinidadian government initiated a call for green energy projects as part of its Paris Agreement commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power generation by 15% by 2030.

BP Trinidad and Tobago president David Campbell commented on the project’s significance in advancing the country’s renewables industry. “This is a significant milestone for the country as it has the potential to unlock future investments in renewable energy,” he said.

“This solar project will supply the first green electrons to the grid and is a significant step in the country’s energy transition journey,” Shell senior vice-president and country chair in Trinidad Eugene Okpere said.

Read our latest insights on: