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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...