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JPS to host public consultation on new power plant in Old Harbour Bay

Published:Tuesday | November 24, 2015 | 11:46 PM
The JPS says the meeting will feature a discussion on the findings of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed plant.

The Jamaica Public Service Company is to host a public meeting this afternoon for the residents of Old Harbour Bay in relation to the proposed 190 megawatt power plant to be built in the St Catherine community.

The meeting is slated for 5:30 at the Old Harbour Bay Primary School.

The JPS says the meeting will feature a discussion on the findings of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the proposed plant.

The new power plant will use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and will represent a significant move in the Company’s ability to provide more flexible generation, which can accommodate the increased use of renewables in the energy sector.  

The findings of the EIA are available on the JPS website, as well as that of the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA). 

Old Harbour Bay residents may also view the document at the Old Harbour Bay Branch Library, Postal Office, Police Station and the Old Harbour Bay Primary School.

The JPS is currently in the process of procuring the necessary permits for the construction of the plant.

It is expected that the construction phase of the project will generate employment for over 400 persons.