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Renewable energy suppliers to sign agreements with JPS

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2014 | 11:43 AM

The three entities selected to provide 78 megawatts of renewable energy to the national grid are to sign power purchase agreements with the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) this month.



This is four months earlier than the June date that was originally set by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR).



Director General of the OUR, Albert Gordon, says given the country’s imperative under the National Energy Policy, the regulatory agency is keen to have the agreements signed so as to get the projects started and eventually completed.



The three entities, Blue Mountain Renewables, Wigton Windfarm Limited and WRB Enterprises, were selected following the recent request for proposal to provide 115 megawatts of renewable energy to the national grid.



And the OUR says it expects to be in a position to go back to the market later this year to identify firm capacity from renewable sources as no suitable bids for such projects were identified in the proposals received.



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