The company that is currently installing solar energy infrastructure on Ragged Island, Tugliq Energy Co., is also seeking to secure other tenders put out by Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) to provide renewable energy solutions to other parts of The Bahamas.
Nicolas Seguin, business development director for the Quebec, Canada-based energy company, said The Bahamas’ chain of islands can benefit a lot from his company’s microgrid proposals.
“We involved ourselves in the other BPL tenders and are awaiting the results that are not out yet. Hopefully we can see if we can replicate the design and the concept of Ragged Island for other islands to increase resiliency on the power generation side,” he said.
“I think distributed power generation can make a lot of sense where you have the central grid from BPL and in case of grid failure, those microgrids could be distributed. Especially on the longer islands, or the islands that have to cover 100 kilometers of power lines, it would make sense to have distributed solar rays in those specific locations, so if you lose the power grid you can still power back up probably faster than rebuilding the entire transmission line. At least for really fast recovery it is something they should look at. I think they are looking at this actually, I don’t want to speak on their behalf.”
Tugliq Energy provides solutions to integrate diesel alternative energy and energy storage, using local and proximate resources.