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…

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

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

JPS proposes massive residential rate increase!

As some of you may already know, JPS has made an application to the OUR for an increase in its non-fuel tariff rates. This was done in accordance with their exclusive all-island electricity licence, which stipulates

Is RE high on JPS’s agenda?

JPS posted on Linkedin that they are “the #1 investor in renewable energy in Jamaica.” Is there any truth to this? No there isn’t! See my comment and their follow-up comment below. The Petroleum Corporation

JPS 2k13 Tariff Adjustment – impact analysis part 2

In this post, the sequel to JPS 2k13 Tariff Adjustment – impact analysis part 1, I will make good on my promise to provide detail impact analyses of the proposed 10.35% increase of JPS‘s non-fuel rates across the different