PowerGen denies sale of Wrightson Road plant to Ansa McAl

The management of the Power Gen is denying reports that the company's Wrightson Road property will be sold to a business conglomerate.

In a statement issued Monday, PowerGen's management said it had been made aware of false information being shared on various social media platforms which states that PowerGen’s property at Wrightson Road, Port of Spain has been sold to ANSA McAL.

PowerGen said that its Port of Spain property is still vested in the company and that there are no discussions or arrangements at this time for the sale of same to any entity.

Pow­er­Gen closed the plant in January 2016, mark­ing the end of 121 years of pow­er gen­er­a­tion from that plant.

The company had issued a statement then which said:

"Thurs­day Jan­u­ary 14th 2016 marked the day that the cur­tain came down on Pow­er­Gen's Port-of-Spain plant. The four stacks that have held icon­ic sta­tus in the land­scape are now re­tired and will soon no longer form part of the Port of Spain sky­line.

This manda­to­ry ces­sa­tion of pow­er sup­ply is in ac­cor­dance with con­trac­tu­al terms be­tween the Pow­er Gen­er­a­tion Com­pa­ny of Trinidad and To­ba­go Lim­it­ed (Pow­er­Gen) and the Trinidad & To­ba­go Elec­tric­i­ty Com­mis­sion (T&TEC)."

Since it was first es­tab­lished by Edgar Trip in 1895 and through the changes to a state-owned en­ter­prise in 1937, this site has been a pow­er source to Trinidad.

With the es­tab­lish­ment of the 33,000 Volt Bus­bar Sys­tem, in­stal­la­tion of the Par­sons Steam Tur­bine units in 1961, and the in­stal­la­tion of the Gen­er­al Elec­tric Steam Tur­bine Units in 1969 and 1974, the Port of Spain Pow­er plant pro­duced pow­er at a ca­pac­i­ty of 260,000 kilo­watt. By 1984, that had in­creased to 308,000 kilo­watt with the ad­di­tion of two 24,000 kilo­watt Rolls Royce Gas Tur­bine dri­ven gen­er­a­tors.

Pow­er­Gen con­tin­ues to op­er­ate its two pow­er plants at Point Lisas and Pe­nal.

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