Monthly Archives: July 2016

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JMMB Invests In Solar System

JMMB Group Limited will spend US$420,000 ($53 million) on a solar energy system to power various offices across Jamaica this year. The project forms part of a wider move by JMMB to reduce its carbon footprint. "We plan to implement this on a location-by-location basis, with the first implementation taking place at one of our [...]

By | 2016-07-23T17:14:00+00:00 July 23rd, 2016|

Good News For Ja’s Climate Change Response, But …

MAHLUNG... emissions from the transport sector have increased significantly JAMAICA SAW a reduction in its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions between 2008 and 2012, signalling a step in the right direction for the island's efforts to stave off negative climate change impacts. "We have seen a reduction from about 27,000 gigagrams (CO2 equivalent) in 2008 to [...]

By | 2016-07-22T20:56:01+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|

NEPA Releases Hold On LNG Project After Weekend Stop Order

New Fortress Energy was issued at the weekend with a stop order by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) on pipe-laying works to link its LNG terminal to the Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) Bogue plant in Montego Bay. Representatives of the company, following a meeting with NEPA Tuesday morning, managed to secure a [...]

By | 2016-07-20T21:22:07+00:00 July 20th, 2016|

JPS Launches Smart Meter Roll-Out

A smart meter is seen on display at the launch.         Ricardo Makyn The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) launched their nationwide smart meter roll-out at the JPS headquarters on July 7. According to President and CEO of JPS Kelly Tomblin, "the future of energy is bright... Jamaica and JPS are embedded in [...]

By | 2016-07-12T20:23:20+00:00 July 12th, 2016|

OUR-Approved JPS Rate Hike Hits Home August

Winsome Callum: Company officials had only “just” received the determination notice and were going through it. Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) customers will see an increase in their August electricity bills as a result of the average 2.6 per cent rate increase the Office of Utilities Regulation yesterday (OUR) announced it had granted the energy [...]

By | 2016-07-07T20:04:59+00:00 July 7th, 2016|

LNG can be sourced from anywhere – ESET

BY AVIA COLLINDER Business reporter collindera@jamaicaobserver.com   LNG is coming to Jamaica   New Fortress Energy, the company which has won the contract to supply the island’s sole power distributor the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) with LNG for substations in Bogue, Montego Bay and another to be developed in Old Harbour, St Catherine, said [...]

By | 2016-07-07T18:43:31+00:00 July 7th, 2016|

JPS Unfazed By LNG Shipper’s Losses

Tomblin   The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), managers of the national electricity grid expects Golar LNG to ship liquefied natural gas to Jamaica, despite its heavy losses. Golar is contracted to New Fortress Energy (NFE), the latter being JPS's selected partner to develop and supply natural gas to the Jamaican utility. New Fortress is [...]

By | 2016-07-01T16:17:06+00:00 July 1st, 2016|