Private power station Dorad Energy in Ashkelon is preparing to switch to producing energy from diesel instead of natural gas. Sources inform “Globes” that the preparations follow instructions received from the Israel Electric Corporation (IEC) (TASE: ELEC.B22) system management division station managers.
Dorad, which was inaugurated last April, is the largest private power station in Israel, and roughly a billion dollars was invested in its construction. The station can produce up to 850 megawatts, which is 7% of Israel’s total energy industry production capacity.
The station’s operational model allows it to transition on short notice to producing energy using diesel instead of natural gas - this is in case of malfunction, or damage to natural gas supply lines.
The station, which is located near Ashkelon, has been working at full capacity over recent days, despite the heavy rocket fire in the area.
It should be made clear that the instruction from IEC is only in the event of a supply problem. For the time being, supply of gas from the Tamar field continues normally.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on July 10, 2014
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