Four renewable energy projects are being studied at the Central Electricity Board (CEB). This is reflected in a document tabled in Parliament following a question from MP MMM Joe Lesjongard the Minister of Public Utilities, Rashid Beebeejaun.
A wind farm project (with a capacity of 29.4 megawatts) is on the list of projects submitted to the CEB. The project proponent is the Consortium Suzlon-Padgreen designated after bidding. At April 27, 2011 project was submitted to the Board of CEB. An Energy Supply and Purchase Agreement (ESPA) was signed on 3 August 2012.
Other entrepreneurs are Aerowatt France and Cyril Oudin. The document indicates that the project was submitted on 10 March 2010, for the creation of a wind farm. The original capacity of 18 megawatts has been revised to 9 megawatts. The Energy Supply and Purchase Agreement is being negotiated.
Also there is Sarako PVP Co. Ltd., which is represented by Shyam Seetaram and German Company TS Almeria. The project includes a solar energy farm. Shyam Seetaram is none other than the brother of the Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives, Jim Seetaram. The project was submitted on 12 July 2012. The Energy Supply and Purchase Agreement is under consideration by the promoters and the direction of the CEB.
The last project is project of Harel Malac. It is still a solar farm with a capacity of 10 megawatts. The project was submitted on 14 September 2012. Harel Malac happens to be ‘the most preferred bidder’. Areas to be allocated to various promoters are as follows: 40 hectares Suzlon-Padgreen Consortium Aeroatt 25 hectares, 36 hectares Sarako PVP Co. Ltd..