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New Fortress Energy subsidiaries, Weston agree on 150 MW power deal for Palo Seco

By The Star Staff

New Fortress Energy Inc. (NFE) has announced that its Puerto Rico subsidiaries, NFE Power PR LLC and NFEnergia LLC, have entered into agreements with Weston Solution Inc. for the installation and operation of 150 megawatts (MW) of power generation at the Palo Seco Power Plant in Toa Baja as well as the supply of natural gas.

Weston has won a task order to supply the temporary power generation to support the overall mission of the island’s grid stabilization at the Palo Seco plant under its U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha Rapid Disaster Infrastructure contract. The 150 MW of dual-fuel generators are expected to enable maintenance and repair work of Puerto Rico’s power system and grid, according to a statement.

“We are pleased to partner with Weston and support this critical mission to improve grid stability in Puerto Rico,” said Wes Edens, chairman and CEO of NFE. “The federal government is providing much-needed resources to Puerto Rico’s recovery and this project will help enable the transition to a cleaner, more affordable and reliable energy system.”

NFE is the parent company of Genera PR, which has the 10-year contract to operate and maintain the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s legacy power plants.

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