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239 persons get licences to sell electricity to JPS

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 11:43 AMJerome Reynolds

Two-hundred-and-thirty-nine Jamaicans have been granted licences by the Government to sell electricity to Jamaica Public Service (JPS) under the Net Billing arrangement.

This was revealed by Energy Minister, Dr Andrew Wheatley, in Parliament yesterday while responding to questions from his opposition counterpart Phillip Paulwell.

Net billing allows persons who produce electricity from renewable sources such as wind or solar to sell the excess to JPS.

Wheatley said the Government resumed granting licences last year April.

He said the total licences issued cover a capacity of 5.4 megawatts of electricity.


Energy Minister, Dr. Andrew Wheatley

The resumption of net billing came a year after a pilot project administered by the Office of Utilities Regulations was suspended.