Aggreko, global provider of modular, mobile power, has a new contract on the island of St. Croix to deliver 20 MW of power via a LPG-powered Next Generation gas generator in 60 Hz. The solution is expected to provide $6 million of savings to the island in the first two years, resulting in electricity savings for end users.
The generation solution will be comprised of 1.2 MW power modules to maximize system reliability, efficiency and flexibility while providing power to approximately 26,000 customers. Supply will vary to cover day- and night-time demand-side changes, using Aggreko’s modular power design to ensure homes and businesses have access to reliable power.
Aggreko’s solution replaces an existing power generator that has been offline since it was damaged by mechanical component failure. The 20 MW power plant will meet all local and federal EPA emissions requirements including a continuous emissions monitoring system. The recent incorporation of LPG fuel to the island is providing St. Croix with a cleaner burning fuel and lower cost of generation when compared to diesel.
Signed with the Virgin Islands Water & Power Authority, the LPF-fueled NGG Generator solution comprises a $23.8 million contract lasting 36 months.
“As energy markets continue to undergo profound transformation in search of reduction in the cost of generation and lower emissions alternatives, both Aggreko and our customers are having to rapidly respond,” said Ana Amicarella, Aggreko’s managing director for Latin America and The Caribbean. “Our new LPG-powered NGG Generator contract in St. Croix is one example of such a response.
“This modular, flexible solution will guarantee greater energy efficiency in line with the unique needs of the island where demand can change as much as 40 percent between day and night. In so doing, we have been able to down the cost of energy for the end user whilst providing a robust solution to ensure a stable power supply.”
“Aggreko’s 20 MW gas power plant will bolster capacity on St. Croix and provide crucial power for us to keep businesses and homes powered,” said Lawrence Kupfer, executive director and CEO of VIWAPA. “The flexibility afforded through Aggreko’s innovative solution matches perfectly the unique characteristics of our island. This NGG solution will replace a less efficient unit and help us generate net savings of approximately $6 million over a two-year period.”