Currently, the main driver to Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority(PREPA) 's conversion of its power plants to natural gas is compliance with the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards of the EPA. This regulation, issued in December 2011, sets standards for all hazardous air pollutants emitted by coal- and oil-fired electric generating units with a capacity equal or greater to 25 MW. Currently, the following PREPA heavy fuel oil power plants does not comply: Aguirre (900MW, the steam turbines), Palo Seco (602 MW) and San Juan (400 MW). Therefore, both the conversion of power plants to gas and the supply of natural gas are a priority for PREPA. As an alternative solution for supplying gas to its unsuccessful two pipelines, an FSRU has been proposed by PREPA. PREPA selected Excelerate Energy to design, construct and operate the Aguirre regas project. The FSRU will be located 5 km off the southern coast of Puerto Rico, near the towns of Central Aguirre...
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