Renewstable (Barbados) Inc.
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USD $ 40,000,000
Project scope and objective
Renewstable (Barbados) Inc. (“RSB”), a special purpose vehicle (SPV), will develop a power production facility at Harrow Plantation in St. Philip, Barbados which will provide firm capacity of 13 MW from 8am to 5pm and 8pm to 10 pm and 3MW for the remainder of the night. The electricity delivered will come from a 50 MWp Solar photovoltaic plant combined with an energy storage system using hydrogen technologies for long term storage and a li-ion battery system for short-term storage. The system will generate electricity from the photovoltaic solar park and feed into the national grid and in parallel convert water to hydrogen using an electrolyzer, store the hydrogen in the form of compressed gas and then produce firm power from the hydrogen using a fuel cell. This project is expected to fully contract its capacity through a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with the national grid operator- Barbados Light and Power Company (“BLPC”). In addition, the project will house a blackbelly sheep farm (the “Project”). Subject to due diligence, IDB Invest will provide a loan of up to US$35 million as a part of the syndicated debt for RSB. The project cost is approximately US$165 million, and the requested debt financing amount from RSB is up to US$132 million. The funds raised will be used to finance, build, and commission the Project.
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