Wales power station
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Wales power station is a proposed 250-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power station in Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region, Guyana.
The map below shows the approximate location of the power station in Wales, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara region, Guyana.
- Sponsor: Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL)
- Parent company: Guyana Power and Light Incorporated (GPL)
- Location: Wales, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Guyana
- Coordinates: 6.70274, -58.20634 (approximate)
- Gross generating capacity (proposed): 250 MW
During early 2021, locations for the power station were being proposed and Wales was favored as of January 2021 because of it's proximity to population centers. Politicians are emphasizing job creation and social program support that would be possible with the establishment of the power station in the Wales area. The Alliance For Change (AFC) is opposed to the creation of the power station due to a high cost for a relatively short lifespan (approximately 11 years). The AFC also notes that any pipeline associated with the power station would be a risk to maritime traffic.
Articles and Resources
- Guyana to offer gas-to-power project, Argus Media, Jun 2, 2020
- Who We Are, Guyana Power and Light, accessed Jun 24, 2021
- Jagdeo justifies Wales location for gas-to-energy project, associated industries, Demerara Waves, Feb 9, 2021
- Connect, Digitize, Transform: Q&A With Chief Transformation Officer Kelly Kent, Forbes, Jun 4, 2021
- Plans Underway for Guyana gas to power project area, BN Americas, Feb 10, 2021
- "Wales, Ogle, Vreed-en-Hoop among potential sites for gas-to-energy plant - Guyana Chronicle". Guyana Chronicle. 2021-01-03. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
- GTIMES (2021-01-11). "Liquefied Petroleum Gas plant being considered for Wales – President Ali - Guyana Times". Guyana Times. Retrieved 2021-07-01.
- "Patterson says Wales gas-to-shore plans half-baked - Stabroek News". Stabroek News. 2021-05-02. Retrieved 2021-07-01.