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LNG tested in Gibraltar homes for the first time

  • For half an hour households used electricity generated by Liquefied Natural Gas

In an exciting step forward in terms of energy, households in Gibraltar have used electricity generated by Liquefied Natural Gas for the first time ever.

For the half-hour between 11.45am and 12.15pm last Saturday, Engine No5 generated power and fed 5mw of electricity into the distribution system.

This was the first of the tests to be carried out on one of the dual engines, and commissioning will continue over the next few weeks.

Following the test an enthusiastic John Cortes, Minister for Energy, said, "These are the cleanest, least polluting 5mw of electricity ever produced in Gibraltar. Gibraltar must be proud of what we are achieving here."