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JPS to replace 200 streetlights, signed $5.17 million contract

Published:Saturday | August 9, 2014 | 9:53 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is to replace 200 streetlights across the Corporate Area with Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology.

The JPS yesterday signed a contract valued at $5.17 million with the Caribbean Maritime Institute in relation to the project.

Corporate Communications Officer at JPS Audrey Williams says the project will see streetlights in sections of Rockfort in east Kingston and the roadway from the Harbour View roundabout to Port Royal being retrofitted.

Williams further says the project will be executed by students and residents who have been trained in solar technology.

She says the JPS took on the project as part of its thrust towards energy efficiency and to play its part in helping to reduce the country’s energy bill.

Williams says the project comes after a successful pilot which saw 30 streetlights along the Palisadoes Road being retrofitted.

She says the project resulted in efficiency improvements of over 50 per cent.

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