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Jamaicans urged to conserve electricity this Christmas

Published:Wednesday | December 2, 2015 | 12:07 PM

The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is encouraging Jamaicans to conserve on electricity during the Christmas holiday.

Information and Corporate Affairs Manager at the PCJ, Camille Taylor, says Christmas is usually a high usage period for electricity as people are burning more energy with the staging of various events and activities associated with the holiday season.

It is against that background that the PCJ has embarked on a public education campaign aimed at encouraging Jamaicans to watch their energy use during the holidays.

Taylor is urging persons to use fewer lights in displays at their homes, stores and offices.

She says persons should use decorative material which can illuminate the area.

She is urging those who put up Christmas trees not to leave the lights on for more than five hours per day.

Taylor is also encouraging the public to conserve on energy while doing their holiday cooking.

Meanwhile, the information manager at the PCJ is encouraging Jamaicans who will be travelling during the holidays to unplug their electrical appliances before they leave their homes.

Taylor points out that appliances left plugged in continue to burn energy even though they are not being using.