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PalisadeCE Makes Energy Affordable

PalisadeCE Makes Energy Affordable

Sophia Harris-Lau, managing director, PalisadeCE Jamaica Ltd. – Rudolph Brown/Photographer Keisha Hill, Gleaner Writer With the high cost of electricity, many Jamaicans are trying to find alternative ways to conserve energy. But there are also persons in some parts of the island who do not have access […]

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CIF expands to 63 countries

CIF expands to 63 countries

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica—  Fourteen developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean have been invited to participate in the Climate Investment Funds‘ (CIF) Scaling Up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries Programme (SREP), plus an additional country to the Clean Technology Fund (CTF), expanding the […]

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Nice Grid Offers a Glimpse into the Future for Solar PV Plus Energy Storage

Nice Grid Offers a Glimpse into the Future for Solar PV Plus Energy Storage

On a sunny winter day in Nice, France, 40 journalists from all over the world boarded buses to tour what serves as one possible example of a future networked electricity grid. Alstom Energy, the 9th largest electrical equipment supplier in the world, according to Bloomberg New Energy […]

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Renewable Energy Ministry aims at four solar power plants of 1,000 MW each

Renewable Energy Ministry aims at four solar power plants of 1,000 MW each

Besides promoting four large projects with over 500 MW of installed capacity each, the government wants to move forward to eliminate bottlenecks for ongoing capacity addition programme for solar power. NEW DELHI: The government is aggressively accelerating the solar energy programme, and aiming for four giant plants […]

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Solar Power Risk – JPS Cautions That Alternative Energy Drive May Push Electricity Prices Higher

Solar Power Risk – JPS Cautions That Alternative Energy Drive May Push Electricity Prices Higher

John Kistle WITH renewables expected to account for 20 per cent of the country’s energy mix by 2018, John Kistle, senior vice-president for generation at the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), is worried that this could cause some Jamaicans to pay more for electricity. According to Kistle, […]

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Slipping Up On Hydropower

Slipping Up On Hydropower

THE EDITOR, Sir: The move by Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell to facilitate EWI after the bidding process was closed led to a national controversy, so much so that he has been asked to resign from overseeing the project. His rationale was that he wanted to provide Jamaica […]

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Solar Energy Association Calls For Review Of Net Billing

Solar Energy Association Calls For Review Of Net Billing

The Jamaica Solar Energy Association says there is need for critical evaluation of the barriers which resulted in what it says was an anaemic response to net billing during the trial period which ended this month. Net billing allows renewable energy producers to sell excess power to […]

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Solar Energy Association Wants Info On 115MW Project

Solar Energy Association Wants Info On 115MW Project

Solar panels The Jamaica Solar Energy Association is raising concern that there has been no word lately from the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) about the procurement for the supply of 115 megawatts of power from renewable energy sources. The association says it is calling for probity, […]

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OUR To Address Concerns Of Prospective Renewable Energy Projects Financiers

OUR To Address Concerns Of Prospective Renewable Energy Projects Financiers

The Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) says it will be meeting with the parties connected to Jamaica’s renewable energy projects in the coming days as it moves to resolve concerns raised by prospective financiers. The OUR says it had drafted power purchase agreements and sent them to […]

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Caribbean walks the talk on clean energy policy

Caribbean walks the talk on clean energy policy

Barbados, for instance, which spends an estimated 400 million dollars annually on fossil fuel imports, has announced plans for a wind, gas and solar energy programme that requires almost one billion dollars in investments. BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday January 29, 2014, IPS - Despite having an abundance of wind […]

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