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November 23, 2021

Arecibo Waste To Energy Plant, Puerto Rico

By Carmen

Arecibo Waste To Energy Plant is a 79MW biopower project. It is planned in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2021.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 79 79 Permitting Arecibo, Puerto Rico Energy Answers Arecibo

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by Energy Answers Arecibo.

The project is expected to generate 674.52MWh electricity and supply enough clean energy to power 76,000 households. The project cost is expected to be around $293.214m.

The process of combustion will be adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Industrial waste, municipal solid waste and wood by-product will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

The project consists of 1 turbine with 77MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

Post completion of the construction, the project is expected to get commissioned in 2021.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project will be sold to Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority under a power purchase agreement. The offtake capacity is expected to be 67MW.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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