Monthly Archives: March 2013


OUR Delays Decision On Power Supply Proposals

The Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) has pushed back the date for providing a recommendation to the government on the supply of 360 megawatts of power to the national grid. The OUR says it decided to move the deadline from March 31 to April 15 after it received more proposals than expected. According to the [...]

By | 2013-03-27T10:59:11+00:00 March 27th, 2013|

JPS to

JAMAICA Public Service Company (JPS) will next month begin to roll out retail stores that will sell energy-saving products. The light and power company says the initiative will kick-start a more 'empowering' engagement with its customers going forward. Nicolette Hind shows off some of the eStore products during a promotion.   "It's actually the first [...]

By | 2013-03-22T14:59:36+00:00 March 22nd, 2013|

Safety technology wins Jamaican top US energy industry award

A Jamaican man, working in the United States energy industry, has won a prestigious award for his work on a safety project that makes it possible for utility workers to detect stray voltage with a smart phone or tablet. RICHARDSON... this award is gratifying because it recognises our commitment to public safety Paul Richardson was [...]

By | 2013-03-22T14:53:44+00:00 March 22nd, 2013|

Electricity bills go up 10% this month

THE Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says customers will see a 10 per cent hike in their electricity bills this month, largely due to higher fuel costs and the depreciation of the Jamaica dollar. "The high cost of the fuel bought from Petrojam to produce electricity, along with the continued devaluation of the Jamaican dollar, have [...]

By | 2013-03-21T09:26:56+00:00 March 21st, 2013|

Light Bulb Oversight

We note Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell's intention of reintroducing the scheme that gave households energy-saving light bulbs in exchange for incandescent ones. We back the idea if the Cubans, who donated the first set of bulbs, do in fact have more to give, and if we can be assured that there will be proper oversight. [...]

By | 2013-03-18T12:05:08+00:00 March 18th, 2013|