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#406048 - 04/24/11 04:31 PM Belize Electricity data
Marty Offline
GENERATION SOURCES 2009



Extracted from PDF at:
https://www.bel.com.bz/annual_reports/Annual%20Report%202009.pdf

AVERAGE COST OF POWER FROM VARIOUS SOURCES



Extracted from PDF at:
https://www.bel.com.bz/annual_reports/Annual%20Report%202009.pdf

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#406199 - 04/26/11 02:50 PM Re: Belize Electricity data [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
Belize’s Electricity Rates Amongst Lowest in the Caribbean

2009 CARILEC Survey: At 22.05 US cents per kWh, electricity rates in Belize are well below the average and less than half the highest rate charged in the Caribbean.






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from a friend....

That is a very interesting graph, but it is not complete without the 7 countries of Central America also. Otherwise you are dealing with a biased type of knowledge. Not reflective of Belize and our situation at all. Add the Central American countries, our neighbors, as well.


Edited by Marty (04/26/11 05:47 PM)
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#406247 - 04/26/11 10:54 PM Re: Belize Electricity data [Re: Marty]
Short Offline
Think I need to re-negotiate with BEL because I am almost sure I pay quite a bit more than that.
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#406278 - 04/27/11 04:52 AM Re: Belize Electricity data [Re: Marty]
Amanda Syme Offline
You probably pay the commercial rate which is higher than the average household rate.

Same difference in the water rates too. Once you are classed as commercial your rates really go up.

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#406290 - 04/27/11 02:14 PM Re: Belize Electricity data [Re: Amanda Syme]
CaptOneIron Offline
Very canny use of statistics as it looks as if most if not all the comparables are islands.
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#406307 - 04/27/11 02:53 PM Re: Belize Electricity data [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
Jamaica & Belize Electrical Tariffs


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#406308 - 04/27/11 02:54 PM Re: Belize Electricity data [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
I am on a technical group and we are discussing power alternatives for San Pedro and Belize.... just chat....

Interesting -- some of the power plants in the Caribbean

Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in
the Caribbean - other countries

http://www.industcards.com/ic-carib-other.htm

Power consumption of San Pedro:
I am not sure on the exact consumption at this time but I would guess that the
peak demand to be around 7MW. In 2006 it was reaching 6 MW and San Pedro
would have a high growth of around 9%.... The capacity of the submarine
cable is 12 MW.

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OK -- two Wärtsilä•46 -- exact model 12V46 -- would do you fine -- and always extra power to export.

BEL would be greatly relieved of dependence on Mexican power.

Wärtsilä•46

Technical•data•50•Hz/500•rpm Unit 12V46* 18V46* 20V46F/600•rpm
Power, electrical kW 11384 17076 22425
Heat rate kJ/kWh 7732 7732 7698
Electrical eficiency % 46.6 46.6 46.8
Weight tonne 265 358 424

from a friend....

The earlier 74 MW power barge, ‘Dr Bird’, was delivered to Jamaica in 1994. It is equipped with eight Wärtsilä 12V46 generating sets. It is also operated by Jamaica Energy Partners. The success and reliability of this power barge, together with the after-sales support from Wärtsilä’s Caribbean office in Puerto Rico, were important factors in securing the contract for the new power barge.

and (Re: the latest -- Dr Bird II)

The barge was constructed and outfitted in Singapore. Delivery of the barge to Jamaica took place in December 2005, just 12 months after the contract was signed. The barge is located in Old Harbour, Jamaica.

So SP could be energy independent and an energy exporter in 1 years time -- after they sign on the dotted line.

That easy folks!!

Further -- I would advise a trip to Jamaica to observe those two barges and interview the owners as to operating costs -- etc.

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http://www.wartsila.com/en/references/dr-bird

Dr Bird I and II, Jamaica
Wärtsilä Corporation won a repeat order for a 49.5 MW power barge from the Caribbean island of Jamaica in April 2005. It joined the existing 74 MW Wärtsilä power barge delivered ten years before.

The new power barge was ordered by the independent power producer (IPP) Jamaica Energy Partners LLC under a turnkey contract.

Jamaica Energy Partners is a company controlled by the Latin Power Funds I and II. These funds, formerly known as the Scudder Latin America (SLAP) funds, are today managed by Conduit Capital Partners out of New York City. This deal constitutes the fourth transaction between the LP funds and Wärtsilä throughout the course of a successful twelve-year relationship.

WÄRTSILÄ SOLUTION

The new barge is equipped with three generating sets, each driven by a Wärtsilä 18V46 engine. The barge is provided with all necessary ancillary equipment for independent operation, including treatment plant for the heavy fuel oil used by the engines and a 138 kV electrical substation.

The barge was constructed and outfitted in Singapore. Delivery of the barge to Jamaica took place in December 2005, just 12 months after the contract was signed. The barge is located in Old Harbour, Jamaica.

The generating plant has a gross output of 51 MW, giving a net output from the barge of 49.5 MW. The electrical power is fed into the distribution grid of the utility company Jamaica Public Service Co Ltd.

The earlier 74 MW power barge, ‘Dr Bird’, was delivered to Jamaica in 1994. It is equipped with eight Wärtsilä 12V46 generating sets. It is also operated by Jamaica Energy Partners. The success and reliability of this power barge, together with the after-sales support from Wärtsilä’s Caribbean office in Puerto Rico, were important factors in securing the contract for the new power barge.

The new power barge will provide greater cost efficiency than the existing power barge. Not only do the newer-generation engines have a lower fuel consumption than the older engines but they also have increased power output.

Valuable support for the new contract was provided by Clico Investment Bank of Trinidad and Tobago which arranged bridging financing for the project in a relatively short time.

Name: Dr Bird I and II
Type: Power Power, Oil power plant
Location: Old Harbour, Jamaica
Owner: Jamaica Energy Partners
Delivered: 1994 and 2005
Engines: 8 x Wärtsilä 12V46, 3 x Wärtsilä 18V46
Total electrical output: 123.5 MW

Price of used Big Warts

http://www.ch-non-food.com/October-2010.html

They have some great wind deals as well.

Wind and the Big Warts would work well together.


7.) 63 MW Wartsila 12V46 50 Hz HFO Plant
Diesel Engine Model: Wartsila Vasa 12 V 46
Max continual output power: 6 x 10510kw
Generator Model: ABB HSG 1600K-12
Quantity: 6 (six) Maker: ABB
Capacity: 13137 Kva Rated RPM: 500rpm
Fuel: HFO 180/380 CST.
Price: USD 2.5 Million USD each DG set, ex-warehouse.

So buy two of those -- converting to 60 HZ is not a problem.

$5 million -- plus shipping -- installing ---




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#406330 - 04/27/11 08:17 PM Re: Belize Electricity data [Re: Marty]
dabunk Offline
Spanish Lookout produces their own power totally free of BEL and never had a blackout or brownout. It is possible for Ambergris to be free of BEL.


Edited by dabunk (04/27/11 08:19 PM)

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