Liquified Natural Gas provider New Fortress Energy confirmed it’s been short-listed by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) for a temporary emergency generation RFP.
Released in March, the RPF seeks to lease up to 500 MW of temporary generation capacity. This would help fill an energy gap following the Jan. 6 earthquake that shut down the Costa Sur power plant in Guayanilla. Despite reduced electricity consumption during the Covid-19 shutdown, the summer months generally mean more energy use on the island.
Fernando Padilla, Director of the Project Management Office at PREPA, recently indicated that Unit 5 of the Costa Sur plant would be restored this summer, at a cost of about US$25 million. More than 80% of that would be financed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and PREPA’s insurance.