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JPS pushes for conservation

Published:Tuesday | March 8, 2011 | 12:43 PM

Monique Grange, Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), says it will be boosting its public education campaign on energy conservation in light of the steady increases in the price of oil in recent weeks.

As the price of oil increases fuel charges on light bills also go up.

Head of Corporate Communications at the JPS, Winsome Callum is urging customers to conserve in an effort to curb the impact of the increases in the fuel charge.

Figures from the JPS indicate that there has been a slight increase in the cost of fuel since the start of the year compared with the early months of last year.

In January last year the rate was at $16.70 per kilowatt hour in comparison to $17.16 in January of 2011.