THE JAMAICA Public Service Company (JPS) has appealed to residents of Whitfield Town in Kingston to sign contracts and become regularised, in preparation for the implementation of its tamper-resistant network - the Residential Advanced Metering Infrastructure system.
The transition will take place on September 26.
According to JPS, it has been working with community members to prepare for regularisation of service since early 2011. This has included offering house-wiring assistance loans, and establishing temporary offices in the community to help resolve any outstanding matters.
"JPS is, therefore, strongly urging unregularised residents of Whitfield Town to sign contracts for service or risk being without power, when JPS begins to cut over on to the new system on Wednesday, September 26."
This year JPS has committed US$30 million - covering capital investments and operational expenses - to the fight against electricity theft.