Topics: Energy, Gas turbine, Thermodynamics Pages: 3 (426 words) Published: March 10, 2013
Visit 1

Entry Number: 1
Date: January 25, 2013

Site (Location):

Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Montego Bay Division


To identify the environmental impacts of burning oil
To interview tour guide

The site was visited at 10:00 Am and a trained employee was assigned to give me a tour of the power plant. I was informed of their methods of burning oil and the different types of machinery used to produce electricity. A note of the method and machinery used by JPS was made, pictures taken and observations were recorded.


The temperature within the premises was about 31°C. The power plant uses a combined cycle to produce their energy. This specific site was said to have the most advanced technology compared to other stations island wide.

Figure 1 showing an image of the combined cycle

Figure 2 showing cooling tower


A 120 megawatt combined cycle which is made up of three individual units; two combustion turbine generating units with a total capacity of 80 megawatts, and one 40-megawatt steam-generating unit. The two combustion turbines burn diesel fuel but can be converted to natural gas at any point in the future.


Follow-up Activities:

The next site visit was done on site and preparations for the air particulate test made.

Visit 2

Entry Number:2

Date: January 25,2013

Site (Location):

Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Montego Bay Division


To determine the efficiency of the power plant
To identify how it impacts the surrounding environment
To find out what measures are taken to reduce these impacts


A tour of the site was taken about 10:00 Am, where first and second site visits were done. Questions relating to efficiency, waste and machinery management were asked and the following observations were made


The plant’s efficiency is increased by 10-20%, as an...
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