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Light bills to drop for April

Published:Tuesday | April 22, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Customers of the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) are being promised a 6.85 per cent decrease in their electricity bills this month, compared to March.

In a release yesterday, the JPS said the fuel and independent power producers (IPP) charge decreased from $28.83 in March, to $24.38 in April.

"As a result, the overall impact on the bill of a typical residential customer using 165 kilowatt-hours per month will see the bill moving from $7,071.57 for March to $6,586.80 for April - a decline of $484.77," the JPS said.

The light and power company noted that electricity bills are impacted monthly by the cost of fuel and the movement of the Jamaican dollar.