August 01, 2019
Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard claimed yesterday that the completion of Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) new plant will not, on its own, solve the company’s reliability issues.
His comments came amid continued load shedding exercises across New Providence due to a generation shortfall.
While BPL brought in temporary rental generation to help with the shortfall, the company has touted a new 132-megawatt Wartsila plant, which is expected to be online by October, as a solution to the generation issues.
Maynard, however, said that the company will likely have to keep the rental units even after the plant is installed to prevent load shedding next year.
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