The integrated utility company JPS is committed to providing reliable power to its customers across the island of Jamaica. They see its availability as essential to improving lives and driving development.
After introducing liquefied natural gas (LNG) into its fuel mix for the 120-MW combined-cycle Bogue Power Station—and repowering with a GE LM2500+ aeroderivative turbine package—JPS gets a power output increase of 20 MW at the station, which gives service reliability on the island the jump it needs.
It’s a tall order to update a 30-year old energy infrastructure, but GE’s LM2500+ and LNG generation combined will increase JPS's total power production by up to 15%, adding balance to the plant and decreasing its reliance on fossil fuels.
GE and JPS have a longstanding relationship in power generation, transmission and distribution, and lighting. For the past 40 years, GE has provided maintenance support for equipment at three of JPS's power plants.
In addition to the unit, GE will provide installation services and inspection services to Bogue Power Plant’s existing brush generator. Modernizations like this have helped JPS meet the needs of its over 600,000 customers.