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Construction of Renewable Power Generation Plant expected to decrease BPL ’s fuel costs says Works and Utilities Minister

NASSAU, The Bahamas – Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) is in the advanced stages of a plan with a private investor to construct a 60 MW photovoltaic renewable power generation plant in New Providence, which will result in a decrease in the company’s fuel costs and offer jobs for Bahamians. The Hon. Alfred Sears, Minister of Works and Utilities, made the announcement in a Communication to Parliament, Wednesday, October 5, 2022. Said Minister Sears, “Once added to the generation network in New Providence, this plant is expected to decrease BPL ’s annual fuel costs by $23 million.  Of significant importance, the project in its design, implementation and operational phases will provide much-needed jobs and training opportunities for Bahamians. More importantly, though, it will bring down the cost...

Rate increases on the way for BPL customers

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Customers of Bahamas Power and Light can expect to see an increase in their electricity bills effective October, with the increase being reflected in the November billing cycle.  Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Philip Davis made the announcement during a press conference, October 4, 2022 at the Office of the Prime Minister.  He said the decision to proceed with the hike came after months of deliberation given the current economic situation in the country and globally.  Also in attendance at the Press conference were: Minister of Works and Public Utilities, the Hon. Alfred Sears and Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon. Myles Laroda. “Today, BPL is announcing an increase in the monthly fuel charge,” said P...