Ground Broken For Jamalco Cogeneration Power Plant

It's a step in the right direction however LNG is not clean energy and will be going the way of coal plants in the not so distant future. Solar plus commercial energy storage is approaching... Jason Robinson, CEO Solar Buzz Jamaica Ground has now been broken for the 200 megawatt cogeneration power station at Jamalco's [...]

By | 2017-12-04T17:08:36+00:00 December 4th, 2017|

Tipping Point For Natural Gas: Huge Project Canceled in California

So … that was fast. US natural gas stakeholders barely had time to congratulate themselves for pushing coal out of the power generation market, and it looks like karma is already getting the last laugh. Low-cost renewable energy is beginning to nudge natural gas aside. In the most recent and striking development, California’s massive 262-megawatt [...]

By | 2017-10-25T18:14:40+00:00 October 25th, 2017|

What If Big Oil’s Bet on Gas Is Wrong?

Talk to a Big Oil executive these days, and the chances are they’ll steer the conversation toward gas. “In 20 years, we will not be known as oil and gas companies, but as gas and oil companies,” Patrick Pouyanne, chief executive officer of French giant Total SA, told a conference in St. Petersburg last month. Patrick [...]

By | 2017-07-27T15:40:32+00:00 July 27th, 2017|

JPS Sees Positive Outcome From Softbank Acquisition Of Fortress Group

In this November 2016 photo, co-chairman of Fortress Wes Edens (left) poses with Prime Minister of Jamaica Andrew Holness and President & CEO of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) Kelly Tomblin at the offcial commissioning of the JPS LNG plant at Bogue in Montego Bay. Power utility boss Kelly Tomblin views Softbank's acquisition of [...]

By | 2017-02-20T16:07:02+00:00 February 20th, 2017|

Elon Musk’s Clean Energy Vision Includes a Strong Role for Utilities

Elon Musk has staked a claim on a distributed energy future, but recent comments suggest he's not going to be a fundamentalist about it. The billionaire has arguably done more than any other individual to accelerate electric cars and make distributed energy desirable. His vision, detailed explicitly in his Master Plan, seemingly renders the traditional [...]

By | 2016-11-08T21:03:00+00:00 November 8th, 2016|

Holness: ‘Get It Right’ On Energy

Prime Minister Andrew Holness addresses the opening ceremony of the Organisation of Caribbean Utility Regulators Conference in Montego Bay, St James, yesterday. Asserting that "we must get it right", Prime Minister Andrew Holness has urged utility regulators to take seriously their role in helping the Caribbean ease its dependence on oil and embrace technologies and [...]

By | 2016-10-27T15:53:02+00:00 October 27th, 2016|

New Fortress Promises Regular Environmental Monitoring Of LNG Marine Terminal

New Fortress Energy has committed to recurrent environmental monitoring and reporting on site preparation, construction and operation of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal and pipeline project to be developed in St Catherine. At a public consultation with residents of Old Harbour, the American company also promised, as far as is possible, to train and [...]

By | 2016-09-30T13:56:45+00:00 September 30th, 2016|

LNG Marine Terminal For Set Up In Portland Bight Area

In this August 2016 photo, New Fortress Energy (NFE) hosts a tour of its Montego Bay terminal. Walking the port are (from left) Brendan McElmurray of NFE, Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation Dr Horace Chang, Attorney General and Member of Parliament for West Central St James, Marlene Malahoo [...]

By | 2016-09-19T17:38:20+00:00 September 19th, 2016|

LNG ushers in price stability — JPS

As LNG partner New Fortress Energy begins shipment of liquefied natural gas to the island, power distributor Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) is indicating that savings will depend on pricing, which varies from month to month. Chief Financial Officer of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPSCo) Dan Theoc told the Jamaica Observer: “The cost of [...]

By | 2016-08-19T16:23:46+00:00 August 19th, 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|