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JPS undertakes $13-million project to improve supply to St James

Published:Wednesday | September 3, 2014 | 9:00 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) says it will undertaking a $13-million project improve the reliability of the electricity supply, in some St James communities.

The company says it’s facing challenges from heavy vegetation, as well as occasional landslips which affect the lines serving Lottery, Latium, Sunderland, Maroon Town, Garland, John Halls, Kempshot, Hopeton and Camrose.

The JPS says the 13.4 million dollar project will be undertaken over the next three months.

The work will include bushing of lines, installation of conductors to protect lines in high vegetation growth areas and the changing of poles.

Additionally, the JPS says it will be taking steps to install switches which will enable the company to sectionalise lines, thereby limiting the extent of outages.

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