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Unplanned power outages coming for some JPS customers in St James

Published:Monday | March 28, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) customers could experience outages over the next two months as the company moves to convert its operations at the Bogue Power Station in St James to natural gas.

The company says it may experience shortfalls in available generation capacity over the period as it takes units from the Bogue Power Station offline to facilitate the shift in operations.

JPS says as a result, customers could experience unplanned load shedding, which could continue until the conversion of the plant is completed in May.

The company’s CEO Kelly Tomblin is asking customers for their patience and understanding during the period.

JPS is bringing natural gas to Jamaica, for use in electricity generation through a partnership with US-based company, New Fortress Energy.

Bogue is the first Jamaican facility that will operate on natural gas.