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Power generation expected to stabilise weekend, NEVLEC Acting GM says

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (November 03, 2017) — The following is a statement delivered by Mr. Jervan Swanston, Acting General Manager of the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) on November 02, 2017, regarding the status of the electricity generation at the Prospect Power Plant in Nevis.

There are nine operating generating sets at the prospect Power Station. Out of these nine, six have been significantly de-rated. What that means, is that they are operating a lot less than their name plate ratings. In fact, some of them are as low as 50 percent.

What that means for us, therefore, is that the generating capacity that is installed at the power station, is not necessarily that we have that can be used for installed capacity.

Out of this, you would have known we would have installed a new set in September. We had commissioned the new set on September 12th that is rated for 3.85 megawatt. The base load in Nevis is 6 megawatt and we peak at 9. Of the other three sets there is another W?rtsil? that is rated for 2. 7 and a MP36 standby plant that is rated for 2.5.

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