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BPL – Eye Witness News Adds 83 MW of Rental Generation Capacity to Meet Peak Summer Demand

Total cost of up to $ 40 million in 12 months

Bahamas, Nassau-Alfred Sears, Working Minister, said yesterday that the Bahamas Power & Light (BPL)’s peak summer “emergency response plan” would add 83 MW of rental power to the company’s power supply. rice field.

In his contribution to the 2022/2023 budget debate yesterday, Sears said: We needed to make a plan and demanded a plan to consume up to 260 MW during peak summer hours.

“We have prepared for up to 323.5 MW during peak hours.

Minister of Work and Utility Alfred Sears.

“Because it uses more power than it normally consumes, it provides redundancy in the event of some failure.”

Sears has a total of 83 MW of “appropriate and reliable” power generation with Aggreko and Sun Utilities to supplement BPL’s power generation to meet the 323.5 MW needed to serve consumers. He said there are numerous rental contracts to offer.

Sears said an Aggreko rental generation contract already exists.

The Sun Utilities contract was awarded on May 24, 2022 and will be commercially available by July 4.

Of the 27 MW supplied by Sun Utilities, Sears will save up to $ 40 million in 12 months compared to running a gas turbine at the Baillou Hills power plant, where 16 MW will be produced via propane. Said.

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