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Seven per cent cut in light bills this month

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 4:01 PM
Kelly Tomblin ... the light and power company will continue to pass on the savings from the fall in fuel prices to its customers.

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is reporting that its customers will continue to see a fall in the fuel charge on their electricity bills this month.

The JPS says light bills for April will go down by an average seven per cent when compared with last month's. 

As a result, residential customers will be paying an average US$0.19 per kilowatt hour, while large industrial customers will pay US$0.14 per kilowatt hour for electricity.

The JPS says this is the first time in 10 years that Jamaicans are paying fewer than US$0.20 per kilowatt for electricity.

For the past few months, electricity bills have been on a downward trend in light of the decline in world oil prices.

JPS President & CEO, Kelly Tomblin, says the light and power company will continue to pass on the savings from the fall in fuel prices to its customers.