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The new 2.6 MW facility will utilize LNG to generate 13 GWh of electricity to the grid annually. In terms of machinery, German company Siemens Energy will be supplying the engines for the project.
MPC Energy Solutions (MPCES) has invested in a 2.6 MW grid-connected combined heat and power (CHP) plant development project in Puerto Rico. The new facility will employ LNG to generate electricity, enhancing operational efficiencies and reducing both emissions and energy costs. AMO Manufacturing, a local subsidiary and production facility of Johnson & Johnson Vision, will serve as the private off-taker.
The project, under a long-term energy supply agreement, will generate power and chilled water, with total investment costs estimated at approximately $6 million. MPCES, a minority shareholder in Enernet Global, has acquired a majority stake in the development project. Siemens Energy will provide engines to operate the CHP plant, which is anticipated to begin operations in Q4 2023. Turnkey contractor Teksol is responsible for constructing the facility.
Located in Añasco, the CHP plant is expected to deliver a minimum power load of 13 GWh annually and produce 2.6 million tons of chilled water. The project aims to enhance efficiency by improving the energy supply quality at the site and reducing operational expenses.
Paul Matthews, CEO of Enernet Global, commented, "We are thrilled to collaborate with MPC Energy Solutions on this second CHP project in Puerto Rico. In partnership with MPCES, we continue to support Puerto Rico's efforts to reduce carbon emissions.”