UK water utility launches solar tender

U. K. (Natural Energy News): Southern Waters is considering purchasing electricity from generation facilities at its sites in southern England. After initiating a request for information process last year, it is now seeking bids from independent power producers.

British water company Southern Water began the second phase of its plan to install solar arrays at its sites, including the floating PV project.

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After the kick-off in December 2019 with a Request for Information (RFI) process, the utility is now starting a procurement exercise to take offers from UK water utility launches solar tender solar power providers.

The tender states that energy costs are one of SWS's largest Opex costs, and the business is believed to have more than 6,000 acres of land, which is designed to reduce SWS costs and meet carbon and renewable targets Want to use for Document.

Up to four successful bidders will be entitled to be part of the panel of framework providers. "These providers will then partake in chances to join the PPA with SWS through mini-competition tenders during the receptacle term," the utility prescribed. "These mini-competitions will be in the form of a number of SWS locations and potential third-party lands where applicable."

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Southern Water operates 91 water treatment works and 13,870 km water level as well as 365 wastewater treatment works and 39,594 km sewers.

In October 2017 the company switched to its first, and so far only, solar assets - with a total generating capacity of 4.2 MW in large water treatment centres. Those plants account for a 16.5% renewable share of Southern's power mix.

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