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Clean LPG energy for an island community

Location: St Croix, US Virgin Islands

Sectors: Utilities

The challenge

To provide clean, uninterruptible power to an island community

St. Croix, part of the Virgin Islands, has a long-term plan divided into several stages, which includes revamping their current ageing inefficient power generation infrastructure.

In 2017 one of their power generators suffered mechanical failure, and a new power plant was required to avoid power shortfalls.

The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (VIWAPA) required a solution for the many businesses, homes and critical infrastructure that kept the island running. They also needed cleaner energy, to cut costs and to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

Was it possible?

Project fact file

people amount of people receiving power 26,000
Saved in 2 years 6 Million USD
Power produced 20MW

The solution

Our new Next Gen Gas Solution using Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) to optimise costs for customer

Anything is possible with the right partner.

Aggreko will deliver 20 MW of power to replace the defective plant, using Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) powered Next Generation Gas (NGG) Generators. Our new power package comprises 1.2 MW power modules to maximise flexibility so the islands unique night and day demands can be met.

This solution doesn’t just bring reliable power to the people of St Croix, but it also lowers emissions, providing cleaner power for this idyllic island and most importantly – at a lower total cost of energy to both our customer and their end users.

The impact

Reliable power for businesses and homes – and $6m USD saved in the first 2 years.

The benefits of this solution are two-fold. Firstly, the people of St Croix will have reliable power. Not only that, but it also lowers emissions, at a lower cost of energy to both our customer and their end users.

The island itself will also benefit from savings of around 6million USD in the first two years, which would allow investment to benefit the island elsewhere.