Jamaica Receives First LNG Cargo For 120 Mw Power Plant
August 9, 2016
JPS, the Jamaican energy company, has announced that it has received its first shipment of gas for the 120 MW Bogue power plant in Montego Bay. New Fortress Energy provided the cargo via the Golar Arctic carrier. It was delivered to the port of Kingston.
The President and CEO of JPS, Kelly Tomblin, said: “JPS is proud to be partnering with New Fortress Energy to lead the introduction of natural gas to Jamaica.
“The country has been trying to achieve fuel diversity for a long time, and 2016 represents the year that it has really happened, with the introduction of gas, grid-scale solar, and the addition of significant wind capacity to the grid. Natural gas will play a key role in transforming the energy sector, while supporting industrial development and economic growth. We are definitely on the threshold of great things for Jamaica and the region.”...