Monthly Archives: April 2014


JPS goes after $10-b annual return

Electricity distributor seeks up to 93% rate hike JPS goes after $10-b annual return JAMAICA Public Service Company (JPS) is hoping to clear US$94-million ($10.3 billion) profit a year should its proposed rate hike be approved. The light and power company applied to the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) for a raft of changes to [...]

By | 2015-01-07T19:34:42+00:00 April 17th, 2014|

Paulwell issues energy licence, but silent on safeguards

  Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell MINISTER of Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining Phillip Paulwell announced yesterday that he has granted Energy World International (EWI) a licence to supply electric power to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), under the terms of the Power Purchase Agreement between the two entities. However, the minister's statement that he [...]

By | 2015-01-07T19:35:20+00:00 April 17th, 2014|

Pressure On Paulwell – Private Sector Groups Demand Minister State Position On Disbanding EMC

  Pengelley ENERGY MINISTER Phillip Paulwell is facing demands that he state his position on the future of the Energy Monitoring Committee (EMC), which The Sunday Gleaner yesterday reported is to be disbanded. Key private sector groupings such as the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ), the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC), and the Jamaica [...]

By | 2015-01-07T19:57:02+00:00 April 14th, 2014|

No Defying OUR – Paulwell To Grant 381MW Licence To EWI, Cites Fear Of Court Action

Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell. - File Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell yesterday revealed he has no intention of going against an Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) recommendation to grant a licence to Energy World International (EWI). Paulwell, who returned to the island from St Lucia yesterday afternoon, said "once the OUR recommends to me a licence, [...]

By | 2015-01-07T19:58:16+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|