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JPS moves to regularise Rocky Point residents

Published:Friday | January 30, 2015 | 1:46 PM

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) says it has embarked on an initiative to regularise the use of electricity in Rocky Point, Clarendon.



The project aims to increase the number of legal customers to more than 90 per cent of the community, over the next six months.



It will include the re-designing of the network to use the Residential Advanced Metering Infrastructure (RAMI), as well as the Commercial Advanced Metering Infrastructure (CAMI), with added security features to protect the viability of the streetlights.



The JPS says since November last year, 148 households and businesses, out of a potential 400 customers, have become regularised.



The JPS says in 2014 it saw a dramatic increase in the levels of transformer damage at Rocky Point, due to the illegal abstraction of electricity.



It says the regularisation project will result in safer and more reliable power supply for the residents, in addition to reduced damage to the Company’s distribution infrastructure.



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