BPL new engine arrivals

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Bahamas Power and Light confirming that the four rental engines secured by a tender process won by local company sun oil are necessary to shore up generation until the new plant, station D, is completed and pumping power to the grid.

As a matter of public concern, BPL reiterates that the new rental units burn propane fuel, which is more environmentally acceptable than diesel. Also, the new rentals are more fuel efficient than the rentals currently being used by BPL.

BPL CEO Whitney Heastie says the new rentals are expected to contribute to ensuring reliable, lower emissions and a lower cost of electricity, while the generators will also replace some of the existing rental generators.

The ninety-six-ton engines were transported from Arawak Cay to the blue hills power station over the past few days.

BPL thanks members of the public for their patience as efforts continue to improve the safety, reliability and cost of electricity in the country.

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