Monthly Archives: June 2014


JMA Willing To Name Companies That Steal Electricity – Pengelley Gets A Fourth Term

JMA President Brian Pengelley. - Rudolph Brown/Photographer Brian Pengelley was on Wednesday re-elected as president of the Jamaica Manufacturers' Association (JMA) for a fourth and final term, that will remain focused on unresolved issues that dominated debate last year. On his list: the high cost of energy, the depreciation of the dollar, the impact of [...]

By | 2015-01-06T19:45:18+00:00 June 27th, 2014|

More Wind Energy Coming For National Grid By September

Yesterday, the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) signed an agreement to purchase wind energy from BMR Jamaica Wind Limited over a period of 20 years. Under the terms of the agreement, the JPS also has the option to purchase 20 per cent interest in the project. BMR Jamaica Wind is investing US$90 million in the [...]

By | 2015-01-06T19:53:30+00:00 June 27th, 2014|

Electricity Should Be Based On Long-Term Considerations

With reference to your headline article, 'Solar power risk' in The Gleaner Tuesday, June 3, I think that our policy decisions in relation to electricity should be based on long-term considerations, such as the amount of foreign exchange spent on fossil fuels, and the threat of global warming, rather than on return on investments. My [...]

By | 2015-01-06T20:09:06+00:00 June 5th, 2014|