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Solar Schools Are Better Schools

Hot off the presses, a new report released today by SEIA, The Solar Foundation, and Generation 180 shows vast growth in solar on K-12 schools in the United States. Solar capacity on our country’s schools has nearly doubled since the last version of this report in 2014, with 5,489 K-12 schools now powered by solar, [...]

By | 2017-11-30T21:23:39+00:00 November 30th, 2017|

JPS To Spend US$100 Million To Reduce Energy Costs

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), the island's sole distributor of electricity, said it will be doubling its expenditure on energy projects by December this year in an attempt to drive down the cost of energy. JPS views the investment as key to driving efficiencies, according to Chairman Seji Kawamura, who was appointed earlier this year, [...]

By | 2017-07-30T22:00:13+00:00 July 30th, 2017|

JPS Plans Storage Facility To Reduce Power Outages

Outgoing JPS President Kelly Tomblin. Power utility Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) plans to build a 24.5-megawatt facility to store energy as a safeguard against power outages. It's described as the first of its kind in the Caribbean. JPS plans to build the facility next year, but no cost was disclosed up to press time. [...]

By | 2017-06-18T18:33:17+00:00 June 18th, 2017|

One million J’cans stealing electricity

Tomblin admits stemming the problem her toughest task Jamaica Public Service President and CEO Kelly Tomblin admitting that the company's decision to cut electricity supply to some communities, because of non-payment, pained her. Kelly Tomblin didn't hesitate when she admitted that the greatest challenge she faced in her five years at Jamaica Public Service Company [...]

By | 2017-06-05T19:53:25+00:00 June 5th, 2017|

Solar Disconnect – JPS And Renewable Energy Providers At Odds Over Impact On Consumers

From left: Renford Smith, Marcus Grant and Alan Searchwell connecting the electrical components of a solar panel at the Wigton Renewable Energy Training Lab in Rose Hill, Manchester, recently. As the debate intensifies over the possible rate increases which could face Jamaicans as more and more customers leave the Jamaica Public Service Company's (JPS) grid, [...]

By | 2017-03-18T20:09:45+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

TOMBLIN REJECTS ‘SCARE TACTICS’ ACCUSATION

For full article with audio clips click here President of the Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, Kelly Tomblin, is rejecting claims that she’s using scare tactics to keep businesses from turning to renewable sources of energy. In an interview yesterday on Nationwide This Morning, Chief Executive Officer of Solar Buzz Jamaica, Jason Robinson, accused JPS [...]

By | 2017-03-18T20:03:45+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

Power Warning – Increased Use Of Renewables Could Burn The Pockets Of Some JPS Customers

A field of photovoltaic solar panels providing alternative to the supply from the JPS. With many local entities turning to solar systems or other renewable systems to reduce their reliance on more expensive energy supplied by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), there is a another indication that persons who remain on the JPS grid [...]

By | 2017-03-18T19:46:12+00:00 March 18th, 2017|

Government To Divest JPS Shares This Year

The Governor General said the Government will seek to ensure that Jamaicans have ownership in the island’s sole electricity generation and distribution company, Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) Sir Patrick disclosed this morning that the Administration will this year sell its remaining stake in JPS. The Government owns 19.9 per cent of the light and [...]

By | 2017-02-11T18:29:58+00:00 February 11th, 2017|