Monthly Archives: June 2015


General Electric To Retrofit Bogue Power Plant

Dr Vincent Lawrence, head of the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET), says the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) will conclude an agreement with General Electric for the retrofitting of its Bogue power plant in Montego Bay to be fired by liquefied natural gas. Lawrence said the expected supply cost for LNG to the plant is [...]

By | 2015-06-26T20:24:04+00:00 June 26th, 2015|

JPS Inks New Gas Deal With American Company, Fortress Energy

Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) has inked a deal with US-based New Fortress Energy to provide a long-term natural gas solution for its power plants, starting with Bogue. However, the power supplier is not yet saying which gas it has selected as fuel and the price at which it will be supplied. JPS itself [...]

By | 2015-06-19T15:00:23+00:00 June 19th, 2015|

Parade Gardens social project gets $7-m DBJ support

A $21.5 million social intervention project, the 'Empowering Parade Gardens, Kingston, Through Renewable Energy Skills Training', has benefited from an input of approximately $7 million from the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ). The DBJ and Jamaica's Environmental Health Foundation (EHF) — the implementing agency — have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), under which the [...]

By | 2015-06-19T14:56:26+00:00 June 19th, 2015|

Rural Electrification Programme renamed

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) –The Government has changed the name and mandate of the Rural Electrification Programme (REP), to the National Energy Solution Company Limited (NESCL), with an expanded role to achieve energy efficiency. Making the disclosure, Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Paulwell said the company, while bringing electricity to the 2.5 per [...]

By | 2015-06-19T14:52:48+00:00 June 19th, 2015|

Light Bills To Increase For Thousands Of Consumers

Thousands of Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) customers can expect to see an increase in their electricity bills this month as the general consumption tax (GCT) on residential use is now in effect. The tax, which became effective on May 1, will begin to show on customers' bills as this month's bill will be based [...]

By | 2015-06-19T14:49:15+00:00 June 19th, 2015|

President Obama to help Caribbean reduce energy cost

KINGSTON, Jamaica – United States President Barack Obama says he is pleased with the level of talks between himself and Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller this morning, on a range of issues including security, energy and economic growth. In his statement issued at the Office of the Prime Minister Wednesday following a bilateral meeting, the [...]

By | 2015-06-19T14:40:49+00:00 June 19th, 2015|