Oil-fired Steam-electric Plants in Puerto Rico
Aguirre
Location: PR
Operator: Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Configuration: 2 X 485 MW
Operation: 1975
Fuel: Fuel oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: BBC
EPC: United Engineers & Constructors
Quick facts: These are the largest generating units in Puerto Rico. Aguirre is connected to the grid at 230kV.

Photograph courtesy Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Posted 16 Jun 2007

Costa Sur
Location: PR
Operator: Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Configuration: 2 X 50 MW (ret), 2 X 83 MW, 2 X 410 MW
Operation: 1957-1973
Fuel: Fuel oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: United Engineers & Constructors, Brown & Root
Quick facts: This plant is on Guayanilla Bay, a large industrial and petroleum port. North of the site is the CORCO petroleum importation and storage site, South Pearl Chemicals, and Gulf Chemical Corp. To the south of the project site is the EcoElectrica power plant and southwest of the site is Peerless Oil and Chemicals. Units 1&2 were went offline in FY2004 and were retired in Oct 2008. Costa Sur also has two 20-MW combustion turbines.

Photograph courtesy Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Posted 16 Jun 2007

Palo Seco
Location: PR
Operator: Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Configuration: 2 X 94 MW, 2 X 229 MW
Operation: 1960-1970
Fuel: Fuel oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: United Engineers & Constructors
Quick facts: Palo Seco also has six 20-MW combustion turbines. In Dec 2005, Open Systems International won a contract to supply a SCADA system for Palo Seco, part of a project to build a new indoor GIS substation and a 115/38KV GIS transmission center.

Photograph courtesy Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Posted 16 Jun 2007

San Juan
Location: PR
Operator: Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Configuration: 4 X 100 MW
Operation: 1966-1969
Fuel: Fuel oil
Boiler supplier: B&W, CE
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: Jackson & Moreland, Brown & Root
Quick facts: In 1997, PREPA began a 5yr, $3.4mn investment program to acquire and permanently preserve the natural habitat of Ciénaga Las Cucharillas, near the Palo Seco and San Juan plants.

Photograph courtesy Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Posted 16 Jun 2007

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 01-Oct-2016

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