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JPS gets go ahead to build power plant in Old Harbour

Published:Tuesday | February 3, 2015 | 12:26 PM

Cabinet has given approval for the Jamaica Public Service company (JPS) to forge ahead with plans to build a 190 megawatt gas turbine power plant and a gas terminal in Old Harbour, St Catherine.



The move is part of plans to replace 292 megawatts of Heavy Fuel Oil Power Plants in Old Harbour and Hunts Bay which are being phased out.



Last month the JPS wrote to the Electricity Sector Enterprise Team (ESET) indicating that it would exercise its right of first refusal to replace the obsolete generating capacity with the construction and installation of the 190MW gas fired cogeneration power plant at Old Harbour.



The company has also agreed to a power tariff of not more than $12.89 per kilowatt hour.



Dr Lawrence says the proposal was taken to Cabinet and approved.



He says a letter will be sent to JPS by the end of the week authorising them to proceed.



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