Bogue Power Plant Ready for Natural Gas
The Jamaica Public Service (JPS), in a media release, stated that it 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 oil (ADO), which it has been using since its commissioning in 2004. The work, which commenced 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 release stated.
"The arrival of liquefied natural gas, which is being undertaken by United States-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 noted: "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.