Thursday, January 28

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Jamaicans Awarded Net Billing Licences – Can now sell power to JPS
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Jamaicans Awarded Net Billing Licences – Can now sell power to JPS

A total of 11 individuals and companies have been approved by the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM), to supply excess energy to the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS). The group, which include residential and commercial customers, were presented with net billing licences by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, during a meeting of the Jamaica Energy Council at Jamaica House, in St. Andrew. The licence gives approval to individuals or companies that generate their own energy through the use of renewable sources, such as wind turbines or solar systems, to sell their excess electricity to the light and power company. Mr. Paulwell informed that a twelfth application is still under review. The new licences will provide up to 100 kilowatts of energy to the...
Jamaica Government Committed to LNG Project
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Jamaica Government Committed to LNG Project

Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (STEM), Hon. Phillip Paulwell, has reiterated the Government’s intention to continue the LNG project started under the previous administration. Under the project, LNG will be supplied to the government and construction of an LNG Floating Storage and Re-gasification Terminal will be undertaken. Addressing a recent energy forum put on by the American Chamber of Commerce, (AMCHAM), the Minister said the work of the Steering Committee would continue and that talks are being held with potential bidders who are now working to complete the process. Emphasising that every effort is being made to complete the project by 2014. Mr. Paulwell said the Government is committed to reducing the country’s energy cost and to pursue more renewable sources of...
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National Electricity Policy coming

Senior Director of Energy in the Ministry of Energy and Mining, Fitzroy Vidal,   has informed that the Ministry is currently working on a national electricity policy. Speaking at a panel discussion on Jamaica's energy future, held on November 10 (more…)