Hydroelectric Plants in St Vincent & Grenadines
Cumberland River
Location: St Vincent
Operator: St Vincent Electricity Services Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 1.6 MW, 2 X 675 kW, 2 X 490 kW Francis
Operation: 1987-1989
T/G supplier: Neyrpic
EPC: Kier
Quick facts: Cumberland SHP is situated along a fast-moving mountain stream dropping from an elevation of over 600m to sea level in less than 10km. The station operates three separate powerhouses with five different units served by various weirs and pipelines.

Photograph courtesy of St Vincent Electricity Services Ltd
Posted 22 Jun 2016

Richmond
Location: St Vincent
Operator: St Vincent Electricity Services Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 550 kW Turgo
Operation: 1962
T/G supplier: Gilkes
Quick facts: Output from this ROR plant varies considerably with waterflows.

Photograph courtesy of St Vincent Electricity Services Ltd
Posted 22 Jun 2016

Souh Rivers
Location: St Vincent
Operator: St Vincent Electricity Services Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 275 kW, 1 X 320 kW Turgo
Operation: 1952-1958
T/G supplier: Gilkes
Quick facts: South Rivers in Charlotte Parish was the first hydroelectric installation to be built in St. Vincent. VINLEC has signed a contract with Gilkes for rehabilitation work.

Photograph courtesy of St Vincent Electricity Services Ltd
Posted 22 Jun 2016

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 22-Jun-2016

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