Monthly Archives: January 2013

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St. Lucia Moves To Lower Electricity Rates

The St. Lucia government says it will amend existing legislation governing the operations of the St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC), the sole electricity company, as it moves to provide consumers with relief from high electricity rates. "LUCLEC has to understand when there are good times they enjoy the good times but when there are [...]

By | 2013-01-28T15:27:40+00:00 January 28th, 2013|

Renewable Investors In 115MW Project Fear JPS

Deputy director general of the OUR, Hopeton Heron (right), responds to a question at the 115MW project meeting hosted by the Office of Utilities Regulation, on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston. OUR's manager of utility monitoring and generation procurement, Peter Johnson, is at left. Steven Jackson, Business Reporter [...]

By | 2013-01-28T10:08:26+00:00 January 28th, 2013|

Digicel’s energy project to save US$1.4m a year

Digicel Group has deployed an energy saver across its network in Jamaica, which is expected to cut cost by US$1.4 million ($130 million) annually. The eVolution Networks' Smart Energy Solution (SES) is a fully-automated, intelligent software solution, which deactivates base stations during low traffic demand, while ensuring that subscribers are provided with continued high quality [...]

By | 2013-01-28T09:58:47+00:00 January 28th, 2013|

Power Wheeling Programme Must Include Solar And Wind

Shakuntala Makhijani , Guest Columnist By Shakuntala Makhijani , Guest Columnist Last month, electricity regulator, the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR), released recommendations for Jamaica's anticipated electricity wheeling programme. Electricity wheeling has been proposed in Jamaica as a way to promote distributed power generation, especially from renewable-energy sources. Under the proposed wheeling programme, a company [...]

By | 2013-01-28T09:52:31+00:00 January 28th, 2013|

Govt Committed to Electricity Generation and Competition

  Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell - FILE Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says the Government is intent on transforming the way electricity is distributed island wide with a view to ensuring competition in the generation and distribution of the utility.  

By | 2013-01-21T10:07:28+00:00 January 21st, 2013|

Renewable Investors In 115MW Project Fear JPS

Prospective investors flooded the 115MW project meeting hosted by the Office of Utilities Regulation, on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston.-CONTRIBUTED Steven Jackson, Business Reporter   This article was originally published online on Friday, January 18, 2013.   Prospective investors complained about parking millions of US dollars as a [...]

By | 2013-01-21T09:44:29+00:00 January 21st, 2013|