Jamaica’s First Utility-Scale Solar PV Farm

In 2013, WBR Enterprises Inc. was selected by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) via a competitive bidding process to develop a 20 Megawatts (MW) solar farm – the island’s first utility-scale solar project. The project was the third lowest bid received, in response to the OUR’s request to supply 115 MW of renewable generation, with a proposed price…

Jamaica Surpasses 100 MW of Wind Power

Two spanking new wind farms (Wigton III and BMR) were recently commissioned onto the Jamaican electricity grid! With a combined capacity of 60 megawatts (MW) this pushes the paradise Island beyond the 100 MW mark, now having total installed capacity of 102 MW. The Wigton III Wind FarmWigton III is a 24 MW wind farm owned and…

XenogyRE Writes to the OUR on 37MW Project Selection

Director, Consumer & Public Affairs Office of Utilities Regulation 36 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10, 3rdFloor PCJ Resource Center Dear Mrs. Grinam Nicholson, Firstly, we would like to congratulate your organization for having successfully completed the most recent round of the initial request for 115 MW of renewable generating capacity. Secondly, we would like to query…

WattsOn: Net-billing Resumes in Jamaica

As of today (April 11, 2016) renewable energy enthusiasts in Jamaica will again be able to apply for licences to sell their excess electricity to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). Dr Andrew Wheatley, the new Minister

Ten Companies go Head to Head to Supply RE in Jamaica

Jamaica is currently leading the English speaking Caribbean in the use of renewable energy (RE) at the commercial level and will probably continue to do so for some time to come. This statement is based in one part on its

What is the Fuel and IPP charge on your JPS Bill?

The Fuel & IPP Charge on your bill combines two factors: 1) The cost of fuel used to generate electricity and 2) The cost of the electricity supplied by Independent Power Producers (IPPs). The fuel cost is by far the greatest