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Electricity theft solutions wanted, public asked to submit recommendations

Published:Thursday | May 15, 2014 | 1:18 PM

Chairman of the newly established joint committee to address electricity theft, Julian Robinson, is asking Jamaicans to submit recommendations for solving the problem.



Robinson, who is the junior energy minister, says the committee recognises that there are good ideas out there and wants to take an inclusive approach to tackling the problem.



He says based on the submissions, the committee will consider hosting a public forum where persons can make recommendations in person.



Individuals may submit recommendations electronically to solvetheft@mstem.gov.jm.



Or they can write to Julian Robinson at the energy ministry.



The committee was appointed yesterday following a meeting between Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller and officials at the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS).



The meeting followed the decision of the JPS to reduce electricity supply to communities where more than 70 per cent of people using the power are not paying for it.



The Office of Utilities regulations has since ordered the JPS to restore regular supply to the communities.



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