In 2009, Cambridge Project Development Inc. (one of the partners in Azurest Cambridge Power) and its partners, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) for the establishment of two waste-to-energy plants in Kingston and St James, using new technologies that would generate up to 65-megawatt of electricity.
The project as proposed would see the construction of a 45-megawatt facility in Kingston that would generate 358 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity a year and a 20-megawatt facility producing 141 GWh in St James.
The joint-venture agreement between the two entities was that the plants would operated over a 20-year period. Annual savings in fossil fuel was projected to be some 700,000 barrels or US$60 million. The agreements to operate the plant were put in place in March 2010, with the expectation that they would be in operation by this year, following the granting of a renewable energy licence by the Office of Utilities Regulation to operate such a large grid-type system.
A request for an update on this project is yet to be forthcoming from the PCJ.