Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker yesterday said an additional five megawatts of rental generation is due on New Providence next month to replace the units that were sent to Bimini.
Originally, BPL had ordered 25 megawatts of rental generation from Aggreko for New Providence.
However, after a fire on Bimini caused significant damage at the power plant there, the company decided to send five megawatts of the rental generation to Bimini.
“The five that we sent to Bimini will be replaced here in New Providence, but that is due in town next month,” he said.
Parker said that of the 20 megawatts of new rental generation on New Providence, 17 have been installed.
He said BPL has already done everything required to have the remaining units brought online, and that the company is working with its partners to bring the rest online.
“Everything that was required for BPL to do to accommodate the new engines, all the civil works, has been completed up to spec,” he said.
“It’s good to go.
“So, we’re working with our partners to get everything online as quickly as possible.”
According to Parker, BPL currently spends around $2 million each month on rental units from Aggreko, which the company has accumulated over many years.
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