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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|

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s outlook shows renewables will be cheaper almost everywhere in just a few years. Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy Finance [...]

By | 2017-06-16T21:21:06+00:00 June 16th, 2017|

JPS Blackout Costs Country $340 Million

The April 17, 2016, islandwide power outage cost the Jamaican economy $340 million in losses, stated consultant with the Office of Utilities Regulation Valentine Fagan. He pointed out that the poor decisions made by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), which resulted in the widespread power failure, had an economic cost that the country cannot [...]

By | 2017-06-11T18:35:31+00:00 June 11th, 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|

SOLAR BUZZ CEO ACCUSES JPS OF SCARE TACTICS

For full article with interview  clips click here CEO of Solar Buzz Jamaica, Jason Robinson, says the Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, is using scare tactics to keep businesses from leaving the grid and turning to alternative energy. In a recent interview with the Gleaner newspaper, JPS CEO Kelly Tomblin was quoted as saying that [...]

By | 2017-03-18T20:05:10+00:00 March 18th, 2017|