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Bogue Power Plant Ready To Use Natural Gas

Wes Edens (right), CEO of Fortress Energy, which is partnering with the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) for conversion of the Bogue power plant in St James to use both automotive diesel and liquefied natural gas, explains details of the model to (from left) Kelly Tomlin, CEO of the JPS, Chris Cargill, chairman of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, and Phillip Paulwell, minister of energy, at the launch in 2015. (PHOTO: ASTON SPAULDING)

Wes Edens (right), CEO of Fortress Energy, which is partnering with the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) for conversion of the Bogue power plant in St James to use both automotive diesel and liquefied natural gas, explains details of the model to (from left) Kelly Tomlin, CEO of the JPS, Chris Cargill, chairman of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica, and Phillip Paulwell, minister of energy, at the launch in 2015.

The Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS) has officially concluded work to convert the Bogue Power Plant in Montego Bay, St James, to dual fuel capability.

The plant is now able to use natural gas, as well as automotive diesel fuel, which it has been using since its commissioning in 2004. The work, which started in January of this year, was completed on April 26, on time and within budget, at a cost of US$22.7 million or J$2.7 billion.

The arrival of liquefied natural gas, which is being undertaken by US-based New Fortress Energy, is expected by August of this year, at which point the newly converted Bogue Power Plant will begin to use the more environmentally- friendly fuel. The multimillion-dollar project will add significantly to the country’s energy diversity, fuel security, flexible generation, and production of clean energy.

Senior Vice-President of Generation Joseph Williams notes: “This is just the first phase of a deepening fuel diversification process which is taking place at JPS. We are excited to be a leader of this revolutionary move, which will not only see a more diverse energy landscape, but also possibilities for the commercial and transportation sectors of our country.”

The Bogue Combined Cycle Power Plant produces 120MW of the country’s average daily use of over 600MW of electricity.

Source: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Bogue-Power-Plant-ready-to-use-natural-gas_60095



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