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Earthshine is now the exclusive representative for S&C Electric Company in Puerto Rico

posted Jul 8, 2013, 5:27 AM by Omar Pereira

Earthshine is proud to announce that we have become the exclusive representatives in Puerto Rico for S&C Electric Company.  S&C Electric Company is a global provider of equipment and services for electric power systems. Founded in 1911, the Chicago-based company designs and manufactures switching and protection products for electric power transmission and distribution.

S&C's products help deliver electric power efficiently and reliably. Some are used to switch circuits. Others minimize damage to equipment in the event of a fault or reduce the area of an outage by automatically rerouting power flow. And S&C's sophisticated power-quality products can deliver uninterrupted power for an entire facility, for crucial process industries.

In addition, S&C offers a wide range of engineering, laboratory, and testing services for electric utilities and commercial, industrial, and institutional power systems.

S&C provides solutions for customers worldwide. The company has engineering offices and manufacturing facilities in Chicago, Illinois; Franklin, Wisconsin; Alameda, California; Duvall, Washington; and Orlando Florida. S&C subsidiaries operate in Toronto, Canada; Curitiba, Brazil; Mexico City and Aguascalientes, Mexico; Wales, United Kingdom; and Suzhou, China.

For more information on S&C please visit their website at sandc.com.

If you wish to inquire about S&C's line of products and services, please contact us at 787-721-7886 or send us a message.


Excelerate Energy Files Formal Application with FERC for the Aguirre Offshore GasPort LNG Import Facility in Puerto Rico, April 18, 2013

posted Apr 23, 2013, 9:41 AM by Omar Pereira   [ updated Apr 23, 2013, 10:39 AM ]

Our client, Excelerate Energy, issued the following press release on April 18, 2013 regarding the Aguirre Offshore GasPort LNG project that we have been working on since early 2008.  Earthshine was the company that first identified this opportunity to provide natural gas from ships directly to power plants in the island, investigated the potential providers of this technology, and determined that Excelerate was the most capable to provide this infrastructure and service to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.  Then, we had to work with PREPA to get them to see the tremendous benefits of implementing this technology for Puerto Rico.  Five years later, we are proud to have come up with the idea and to have been intimately involved in making this project a reality.

Here's their April 18. 2013 press release:

OFFSHORE AGUIRRE, PUERTO RICO, April 18, 2013 – Excelerate Energy and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) have filed their formal application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

The filing represents a major milestone in the permitting process and signifies a step closer to receiving approval to build and operate a floating offshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification facility off the southern coast of Puerto Rico.

The Aguirre Offshore GasPort® is a proposed LNG import facility located approximately four miles offshore the southern coast of Puerto Rico, near the town of Salinas. The facility will provide fuel to the Central Aguirre Power Complex and will convert power generation from high-cost, high-emissions imported oil to cost-effective, cleaner-burning natural gas. The Central Aguirre Power Complex will convert 900 MW of existing power generation to be dual-fueled, capable of using No. 2 diesel and/or natural gas as its primary fuel.

The companies anticipate FERC will issue the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in the third quarter 2013 and a final EIS early 2014. As part of the process, public hearings will be held so interested parties and the communities may participate in the process. Pending approval from FERC, the facility is expected to be in-service in early 2015. Prior to the filing, Excelerate has held numerous presentations for communities and interested parties in the Aguirre area. 

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ABOUT THE PUERTO RICO ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is a public corporation that was founded in 1941. PREPA owns and operates electric generating and distribution facilities serving all of Puerto Rico, supplying the majority of the power consumed on the Island. Dependable generating capacity aggregates approximately 4.4 million kilowatts, and adequately supplies the highly industrialized economy of Puerto Rico. PREPA is directed by a Government Board.

ABOUT EXCELERATE ENERGY®

Excelerate Energy L.P. is a developer of LNG transportation and regasification infrastructure, a provider of LNG storage and regasification services, an importer of LNG and it recently entered into LNG production. Today, Excelerate Energy leads the industry in the development of innovative, flexible and less capital intensive floating LNG import solutions based on its dockside (GasPort®) and offshore (Gateway™) Energy Bridge shipboard regasification technology. The company also operates as a global LNG Marketing and Trading organization. Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, Excelerate has an established presence in London, Dubai, Kuwait City, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro. For more information, please visit www.excelerateenergy.com.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Excelerate Energy L.P.

Denise Madera

(832) 813-7617

media@excelerateenergy.com

Periodico La Perla's Article On Aguirre LNG Offshore Terminal Announcement, Dec 22, 2011 (In Spanish)

posted Jan 22, 2012, 2:57 PM by Omar Pereira   [ updated Jan 22, 2012, 3:10 PM ]

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Mediante barcazas de regasificación y almacenamiento flotante, la empresa tejana Excelerate Energy ha ofrecido poner en operación la Unidad de Ciclo Combinado de 592 megavatios que ya ha sido habilitada en la Central Aguirre para generar electricidad con gas natural. (Foto archivo)


(Ponce, 22 de diciembre) Aguirre tendrá gas… y no necesitará al Gasoducto del Sur.La empresa tejana Excelerate Energy y la Autoridad de Energía Eléctrica (AEE) firmaron hoy un acuerdo para el desarrollo de un terminal flotante que proveerá Gas Natural Licuado a la Central Aguirre.

La instalación, bautizada como Aguirre GasPort, será localizada a cuatro millas de la costa Sur de Puerto Rico, entre los municipios de Salinas y Guayama, y se alimentará de barcazas de regasificación y almacenamiento flotante (FSRU, por siglas en inglés) con capacidad de 150 mil metros cúbicos.

Estos buques pueden -por si mismos- reconvertir el gas natural licuado a su forma gaseosa.

En ese estado, Excelerate permitiría poner en operación la Unidad de Ciclo Combinado de 592 megavatios que ya ha sido habilitada en Aguirre para generar electricidad con gas natural.

Aunque la Administración Marítima del Departamento de Transportación de Estados Unidos -el principal regulador de proyectos de esta índole- plantea que materializar un proyecto similar requiere un mínimo de tres años y máximo de cinco en estudios, permisos y construcción, Excelerate espera que Aguirre Gas Port esté en servicio durante el año 2014.

“Estamos sumamente complacidos de asociarnos con la AEE para proveer a Puerto Rico con una fuente de combustible confiable y limpia para generación de energía”, dijo hoy encomunicado de prensa Rob Bryngelson, presidente y CEO de la empresa.

“Nuestra experiencia y peritaje en la entrega de soluciones de regasificación flotantes en una manera costo efectiva y a tiempo, aseguran que proveeremos a la AEE un proyecto eficiente y confiable", agregó.

De materializarse, Aguirre GasPort será la séptima facilidad flotante de importación de Gas Natural Licuado de Excelerate. Sus predecesores ubican en Argentina, Kuwait, los Estados Unidos, Inglaterra y Brasil.

Su flota actual de ocho embarcaciones de regasificación ofrece la capacidad de transportar, almacenar y distribuir aproximadamente entre tres a 3.2 billones de pies cúbicos de gas natural alrededor del mundo.

Actualmente, construye el FSRU más grande del mundo para la corporación Petrobras en Brasil. Este buque, que tendrá capacidad para almacenar hasta 173,400 metros cúbicos de gas, estará encirculación también en el 2014.

El monto económico del acuerdo entre la compañía y la AEE aún no ha sido revelado.

Para conocer más sobre buques FSRU y ver vídeo sobre cómo operan, OPRIMA AQUÍ.

Caribbean Business Article on Aguirre Offshore LNG Terminal Announcement, Dec 22, 2011

posted Jan 22, 2012, 2:53 PM by Omar Pereira

By CB Online Staff

Texas-based Excelerate Energy has executed an agreement with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) to undertake the development and permitting of a floating offshore liquid natural gas (LNG) regasification facility off the southern coast of Puerto Rico.

As previously reported by CARIBBEAN BUSINESS, the Aguirre GasPort facility will provide fuel to the Central Aguirre power plant and is a step forward in the island's strategy to convert power generation from high-cost, high-emissions imported oil to cost-effective, cleaner-burning natural gas.

The Central Aguirre plant has already converted 600 megawatts (MW) of its available 1500 MW to utilize natural gas and has plans to convert the remaining 900 MW prior to completion of Excelerate Energy's Aguirre GasPort.

Prepa recognizes the urgent need to reduce the dependence on oil and increase the use of natural gas to stimulate economic development, attract industries, improve the quality of life and create more jobs on the island.

"If we want to be competitive at the global level, we must substantially reduce dependence on oil. The construction of the Aguirre GasPort facility will allow us to reduce that dependency," the public utility said in a statement.

Prepa is still pushing ahead with plans to build the Vía Verde natural gas pipeline. It would run from the south coast town of Peñuelas north to Arecibo, and then east to San Juan. The 91-mile-long pipeline would run four feet underground along PR-10 from Ponce to Arecibo, and along PR-22 from Arecibo to San Juan, where it would be sunk some 60 feet underground.

The Aguirre GasPort will be located approximately four miles off the southern coast of Puerto Rico, near the towns of Salinas and Guayama, and will utilize one of Excelerate Energy's floating storage and regasification units (FSRU). The facility will operate year-round, delivering natural gas to Prepa's Aguirre plant as its primary fuel source, eliminating the use of heavy fuel oil and diesel. Construction of the Aguirre GasPort will be Excelerate Energy's seventh floating LNG import facility ‒ the most of any company in the industry.

"We are extremely pleased to partner with Prepa in providing Puerto Rico with a reliable, clean fuel source for power generation that will greatly reduce air emissions for the island. Our experience and expertise in delivering floating regasification solutions in a cost-effective and timely manner ensure that we will provide an efficient and reliable project for Prepa," said Excelerate Energy President & CEO Rob Bryngelson.

The Aguirre GasPort will require authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and be subject to a full public environmental review and analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act. The facility is expected to be in service in 2014.

The Aguirre GasPort uses proven technology that has been utilized in Argentina, Kuwait, Brazil, the United States and England. The company's fleet of eight purpose-built LNG regasification vessels is capable of transporting, storing, and delivering approximately 3.0 to 3.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas into various markets worldwide. Excelerate Energy is currently constructing the world's largest FSRU for Petrobras in Brazil. This vessel is expected to enter into service in May 2014.

First Caribbean Offshore LNG Terminal Commences Permitting Stage, Dec 22, 2011

posted Jan 22, 2012, 2:48 PM by Omar Pereira   [ updated Jan 22, 2012, 5:28 PM ]

Excelerate Energy Advances Its Seventh Offshore LNG Import Facility in Puerto Rico

December 22, 2011

OFFSHORE AGUIRRE, PUERTO RICO, DECEMBER 22, 2011 – Excelerate Energy has executed an agreement with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to undertake the development and permitting of a floating offshore LNG regasification facility off the southern coast of Puerto Rico. The facility, named Aguirre GasPort®, will provide fuel to the Central Aguirre Power Plant and is a step forward in the island’s strategy to convert power generation from high-cost, high-emissions imported oil to cost-effective, cleaner-burning natural gas.

The Central Aguirre Power plant has already converted 600 MW of its available 1500 MW to utilize natural gas and has plans to convert the remaining 900 MW prior to completion of Excelerate Energy’s Aguirre GasPort.

PREPA recognizes the urgent need to reduce the dependence on oil and increase the use of natural gas to stimulate economic development, attract industries, improve the quality of life and create more jobs on the island.  "If we want to be competitive at the global level, we must substantially reduce dependence on oil.  The construction of the Aguirre GasPort facility will allow us to reduce that dependency," a PREPA representative stated.

Aguirre GasPort

The Aguirre GasPort will be located approximately four miles offshore the southern coast of Puerto Rico, near the towns of Salinas and Guayama and will utilize one of Excelerate Energy’s 150,900 m3floating storage and regasification vessels. The facility will operate year-round, delivering natural gas to PREPA’s Aguirre Power Plant as its primary fuel source, eliminating the use of heavy fuel oil and diesel. Construction of the Aguirre GasPort will be Excelerate Energy’s seventh floating LNG import facility ‒ the most of any company in the industry.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with PREPA in providing Puerto Rico with a reliable, clean fuel source for power generation that will greatly reduce air emissions for the Island. Our experience and expertise in delivering floating regasification solutions in a cost-effective and timely manner ensure that we will provide an efficient and reliable project for PREPA,” said Rob Bryngelson, President and CEO of Excelerate Energy.

The Aguirre GasPort will require authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and be subject to a full public environmental review and analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The facility is expected to be in-service in 2014.

The Aguirre GasPort utilizes proven technology that has been utilized in Argentina, Kuwait, Brazil, the United States and England. The company’s fleet of eight purpose-built LNG regasification vessels is capable of transporting, storing, and delivering approximately 3.0 to 3.2 billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas into various markets worldwide. Excelerate Energy is currently constructing the world’s largest FSRU for Petrobras in Brazil, which will have a storage capacity of 173,400 m3. This vessel is expected to enter into service in May of 2014.

 

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ABOUT THEPUERTO RICO ELECTRIC POWER AUTHORITY

ThePuerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) is a public corporation that was founded in 1941. PREPA owns and operates electric generating and distribution facilities serving all of Puerto Rico, supplying 99 percent of the power consumed on the Island. Dependable generating capacity aggregates approximately 4.4 million kilowatts, and adequately supplies the highly industrialized economy of Puerto Rico. PREPA is directed by a Government Board.

ABOUT EXCELERATE ENERGY®

Excelerate Energy L.P. is a developer of LNG transportation and regasification infrastructure, a provider of LNG storage and regasification services and an importer of LNG. Excelerate Energy leads the industry in the development of innovative, flexible and less capital intensive floating LNG importation solutions based on our dockside (GasPort) and offshore (Gateway) Energy Bridge shipboard regasification technology. In just eight years Excelerate Energy has developed nine Excelerate Energy Bridge FSRUs, two Gateway offshore LNG importation terminals and four dockside GasPort LNG importation terminals. The company has also developed into a global LNG Marketing and Trading organization active in the short-term market.For more information please visit www.excelerateenergy.com.

LED Roadway Lighting Ltd Lights Up Puerto Rico’s Capitol Building, Apr 11, 2011

posted Apr 14, 2011, 5:45 AM by Omar Pereira   [ updated Jan 22, 2012, 5:29 PM ]

Earthshine Corp. is pleased to announce LED Roadway Lighting's (LRL) first installation in Puerto Rico.  The installation of Satellite Series SAT-96M fixtures will provide 53% energy savings over the existing 200 watt high pressure sodium fixtures, in addition to improved illumination and lower maintenance costs.

 

The LED-based fixtures were installed on Luis Muñoz Rivera Avenue, on the north side of Puerto Rico’s Capitol Building (El Capitolio de Puerto Rico), the seat of Puerto Rico’s legislature.  This fast track requirement was part of renovations to San Juan Bautista Plaza.  The installation was completed in late March by Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) and the newly renovated San Juan Bautista Plaza was inaugurated by the Governor on March 30th.

 

LRL’s Puerto Rico representatives, Earthshine Corporation, worked closely with the client and LRL’s technical sales team to ensure proper fixture selection and on-time delivery. 

 

About LED Roadway Lighting Limited

LED Roadway Lighting Limited (LRL) is a leading designer and manufacturer of LED (light-emitting diode) based street and area lighting fixtures and control systems.  LRL is located in Nova Scotia, Canada, with research and design facilities in Halifax and a 55,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Amherst.  LRL offers a complete range of LED based street and area lighting fixtures that meet or exceed IES (Illuminating Engineering Society), CIE (Commission Internationale de L’Eclairage) and IDA (International Dark Sky Association) requirements.  LRL’s products are RoHS compliant (free of lead and mercury), provide energy savings of up to 80% and substantially reduced maintenance costs.  LRL currently has more than 250 utility and municipal installations in 15 countries.  For further information please visit our website www.ledroadwaylighting.com.

 

About Earthshine Corporation

Earthshine Corporation is a leading infrastructure service and product supplier, supporting the sales and marketing of a portfolio of infrastructure product and service providers in Puerto Rico.  Earthshine also supports the analysis, engineering and development of both local and international company projects in Puerto Rico.   With a combined 57 years of experience in the Puerto Rico market, Earthshine has supported  the development of diverse projects in the energy sector, including energy efficiency, fuel sourcing, power plant, electric transmission and distribution, and major natural gas/LNG infrastructure development.  Earthshine is based in San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Further information can be found at www.earthshinecorp.com

Earthshine Becomes Manufacturer's Representative for LED Roadway Lighting, Oct 12, 2010

posted Oct 21, 2010, 2:36 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 22, 2012, 5:31 PM by Omar Pereira ]

We are pleased to announce that on October 12, 2010, Earthshine Corp. signed an exclusive manufacturer's representative agreement with LED Roadway Lighting, Ltd. from Halifax, NS, Canada.  Earthshine is now the exclusive representative for all market segments in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for LED Roadway Lighting (www.ledroadwaylighting.com), the leading manufacturer of LED-based Appliances for Industrial, Comercial and Infrastructure markets.
 
LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. is a world leader in the development of energy efficient and environmentally friendly light emitting diode based (LED) lighting. Innovations in optics, thermal management, and design for longevity to maximize return on investment have been the cornerstone of its design.

LED lights are one of the most environmentally sound and reliable ways to improve your infrastructure. LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. has helped clients across the globe to not only conserve energy through retrofitting with LED, but has provided municipalities and utilities with an easy-to-maintain way to reduce greenhouse gases.

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