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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...
JPS Co Analog Meter upgrade heralds Remote Billing Revolution
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JPS Co Analog Meter upgrade heralds Remote Billing Revolution

Competition in the Electricity Generation section of Jamaica’s Energy Sector is coming. Despite the words of JPS Co (Jamaica Power Service Company) CFO (Chief Financial Officer) Dan Theoc, the basic framework as laid out by the previous Minister of Energy and Mining Clive Mullings already makes competition possible for Canadian debutante Solamon Energy Corp as pointed in Solamon Energy Corporation to build Caribbean’s Largest Solar Plant – Jamaica to get a Green Energy Boost. Ditto too for Green RG, the crazy American with a love and desire for a slice of the Latin American Alternative Energy market as per my analysis in Green RG in Jamaica to make Solar Power Gear. This as Power Wheeling and Net Billing means that Electricity generated by Alternative Energy Gear at one point in JPS Co...
JPS Co to build Jamaica’s first Gas Turbine Power Plant in St. Catherine
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JPS Co to build Jamaica’s first Gas Turbine Power Plant in St. Catherine

The GOJ has finally acceded to the fact that LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) is the best bet for Jamaica’s long term energy future. This as announced by Minister of Energy, Mining and Telecommunications Philip Paulwell on Thursday January 9th 2012 at the American Chamber of Commerce to a rather enthusiastic crowd. In addition, JPS Co is now on target to build Jamaica’s first Gas Turbine Plant to utilize LNG as its main fuel in St. Catherine with Diesel Generators to provide backup Power. More details on the LNG Plant in the days ahead as they become available. This announcement is basically a re-affirmation of the Government of Jamaica’s commitment to International bidders who had come forward in response to Jamaica’s license issued for the procurement of: LNG Supply LNG Floating Stor...