With First Cargo's Arrival, Jamaica Becomes An LNG Player

Natural Gas Intel

August 15, 2016

With the recent arrival of its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the island of Jamaica has achieved the fuel diversity that it has long sought, said Jamaica Public Service Co. (JPS) CEO Kelly Tomblin.

Jamaica's first LNG cargo arrived on the Golar Arctic at the Port of Kingston on Aug. 5. The cargo was supplied by New Fortress Energy, which struck a deal with JPS last year for the provision of LNG to fuel the 120 MW Bogue power plant in Montego Bay in western Jamaica (see Daily GPI, Aug. 12).

LNG is just part of Jamaica's fuel diversity, though. Tomblin also cited grid-scale solar and the addition of "significant" wind power generating capacity to the power grid...

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