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System Overview

  • 6 December 2021

The St. Kitts Electricity Company Limited (SKELEC) is a public utility that provides electric power generation, transmission and distribution services. The power station is located at Needsmust, and comprises of fifteen (15) diesel generating sets with a total firm capacity of 43 MW. This services a peak demand of approximately 28 MW and a base load of approximately 16 MW. The transmission system comprises of twelve (12), 3-phase, 3-wire, 11 KV radial feeders originating at the generator bus bar at the Power Station. The network is comprised of both underground and overhead feeders. The 11 KV is converted to 3-phase, 4-wire, 440V and single phase, 2-wire, 230V, respectively and supplied to “class” consumers. The system frequency is 60 Hz.