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JPS  Using Open Source Tools To Reduce Non-Technical Loss
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JPS Using Open Source Tools To Reduce Non-Technical Loss

Source pexels.com   Internationally, Jamaica is well known for both sports, culture and the high cost of electricity; even Solomon Island is worried about their #1 spot. The high cost of electricity in combination with the other economic factors has resulted in an increase in the number of theft. It has been reported that theft by some residents and large co-operations are impacting the sole power provider, JPS. To tackle this problem, JPS partnered with World Bank, A data science firm (The Impact Lab), and Energy Sector Management Assistance. But that is the boring stuff and you can read more about that here. The interesting part is that they are using Machine Learning and Open Source tools to predict and identify perpetrators. This is a game-changer when compared to thei...
How To Save 20-50% On Your Electricity Bill Using PowerPree
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How To Save 20-50% On Your Electricity Bill Using PowerPree

Yo! Why Pree!? A PowerPree eh-nuh.. Ever asked yourself: Why am I paying so much for your electricity bill? I am conserving on power usage but why are my monthly bills not reflecting such? You are not alone my friends! Jamaicans are all too familiar with the high cost of electricity over the years - which has gotten higher as the recent rate increase was approved. We are known for having one of the highest electricity rates. That is one factor we (you and I) have no control over, but there is something we can control - excessive usage. Do you have any idea how much of your precious dollars are being wasted because you forgot to unplug the TV or the iron? As for a company, forgetting to power off a few computers on a daily basis can eat away your profits. Energy conserv...
Night Lights Photo Competition launched by Jamaica Public Service Company
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Night Lights Photo Competition launched by Jamaica Public Service Company

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has launched a photogtraphy competition. The Night Lights Photo Competition will run from January 3rd, 2016 to 23rd, 2016. Entries must be in digital format and must be submitted electronically to the JPS Facebook page. The photographer of the winning shot will receive a new Apple iPhone 6. The best images will be: published in a photo exhibition at the Company’s Head Office; featured in a limited edition 2016 calendar; shared across JPS’ social media networks and corporate website. Click here for more information
Blue Mountain Renewables – Wind Energy Contender in a 115MW Alternative Energy Contract dominated by Solar
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Blue Mountain Renewables – Wind Energy Contender in a 115MW Alternative Energy Contract dominated by Solar

With WWFL (Wigton Wind Farm Limited) as the main front-runner for Wind Energy in Jamaica as explained in Wind Energy is Jamaica’s Oil as PCJ ramps up Wigton Wind Farms for 320 million kWh and a possible shoe-in to be supplier for the 115MW of Renewable Energy to the Electricity Grid, one would think there'd be no competitors. But it wouldn’t be a competitive bid if there weren’t any. Indeed there are, approximately twenty (20) entities, all of whom have submitted a total of twenty-eight (28) bids, mainly Solar Energy Plants, to gain the lucrative GOJ (Government of Jamaica) contract to supply the following: 115MW of Renewable Energy 400GWh of Electricity per Annum US$55 million reduction in Jamaica’s Oil Bill Here’s a snapshot of the lucky round table of twenty ...