Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) wishes to confirm that the four rental engines secured by a tender process won by local company SunOil 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, we wish to reiterate that the new rental units burn propane fuel, which is more environmentally acceptable than diesel, and that the new rentals are more fuel efficient than the rentals we currently employ.
BPL CEO Whitney Heastie added, “All told, the new rentals are expected to contribute to ensuring reliable, lower emissions and lower cost electricity. These generators will replace some of the existing rental generators.” The 96-tonne engines were transported from Arawak Cay Port to our Blue Hills Power Station (BHPS) over the past few days.
We thank you for your patience as we work to improve safety, reliability and cost of electricity.