Bidders have until 22 July to submit their requests to participate in a framework covering the development of bespoke solar photovoltaic arrays across 150 Yorkshire Water sites.
Yorkshire Water has invited companies to tender for a new eight-year solar framework agreement covering the construction, operation and maintenance of solar photovoltaic arrays. They will generate electricity to be purchased by the water company under a long-term private power purchase agreement, with surplus exported to the grid.
Companies within the framework agreement will be able to bid for packages of sites as they are released for development.
The first phase of the project is expected to begin in early 2021 and will include the construction of 30 solar power sites.
Scott Copley, sourcing and contracts manager at Yorkshire Water, said: “We’re hoping bidding companies will bring new and innovative ideas to the table to ensure the project is delivered efficiently and provides energy saving benefits to our business as part of our commitment to be Carbon net zero by 2030.”
Once the sites are operational it is estimated the electricity generated could reduce energy costs and save approximately 6,000 tonnes CO2 equivalent per year and enhance biodiversity.
Details of how to register interest can be found here.