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Hon. Alexis Jeffers Minister responsible for Public Utilities on Nevis (extreme left) takes a first-hand look at the new 3.85 megawatt-Wӓrtsilӓ generator being unloaded at the Nevis Electricity Company Limited’s Power Plant at Prospect on June 27, 2017

New 3.85 megawatt-Wӓrtsilӓ generator arrives on Nevis; installation begins

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JUNE 27, 2017) — Installation of the new 3.85 megawatt-Wӓrtsilӓ generator at the Prospect Power Plant has commenced. The US$5 million engine arrived on Nevis on June 24, 2017. It was shipped by the manufacturers in Finland on April 20, 2017. 
 
Hon. Alexis Jeffers, Minister responsible for Public Utilities in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) made the announcement on June 26, 2017, in a further update on the status of the installation process for the new engine
 
Some months ago, the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) with support from the NIA, purchased the engine in a bid to provide a more reliable supply of energy on the island.
 

Minister responsible for Public Utilities on Nevis Hon. Alexis Jeffers (file photo)

NEVLEC to commission new generator shortly, says Public Utilities Minister Jeffers

NIA CHARLESTOWN Nevis (August 29, 2016) — The Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) will commission a new generator at its plant in Prospect shortly, in its quest to stabilise the island’s power supply.
 
Word of the new addition came from Minister responsible for Public Utilities Hon. Alexis Jeffers when he delivered remarks at the Franklyn Browne Community Centre in Newcastle on August 25, 2016, at the first in a series of town hall meetings hosted by the Nevis Island Administration (NIA).
 
“I can say to you this evening that we have had the approval of the Cabinet of the Nevis Island Administration to purchase a 2.5 megawatt generator for NEVLEC to ensure that we have some stability there.
 
“As a matter of fact, I can also say to you, within the next 30 days that generator should be here to ensure that we have the stability that we want to go into our next tourist season, into Christmas and beyond and also the development that we expect here on the island of Nevis. We want to ensure that we have the capacity to provide power in a stable manner and in an efficient manner,” he said.
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