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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 ...
How to Make Distilled Water using a Solar Desalinator
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How to Make Distilled Water using a Solar Desalinator

Solar power is an incredible force of nature. Not only does it drive the winds and churn up the atmosphere, creating weather and the much hated precipitation, it can also be used directly to create electricity. Direct impact on our daily lives, harnessing solar power may be the long-term key to ridding ourselves of our dependence on Fossil Fuels in Agriculture as noted in Solar Powered Organic Farming – Sustainable Agricultural Development and Jamaica’s Food Security. But for more practical uses, its direct Radiation Energy can be used for cooking, via concentration using Reflective concave mirrors and Desalination i.e. removing dissolved salt from water. The end product: Distilled Water. First off the bat for a single, West Indies Cricket Style, Distilled Water’s not bottled Water. Disti...
Solar Powered Organic Farming for Jamaica’s Food Security
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Solar Powered Organic Farming for Jamaica’s Food Security

“Innovative Energy efficiency or renewable Energy solutions that have local or regional benefits, provide jobs, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions” Excerpt from the IDB's 2012 IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest Solar power, it seems, can do more than just make the plants grow, dry our clothes and beat us with the might of the God Hurracan when the Season start on July 1st every year. It can also be tamed in other ways aside from using photovoltaic (Solar Panels) and Solar Concentrators as our North Americans neighbours appear to have the land and financial wherewithal to achieve as chronicled in The American Race towards Alternative Energy. After all, the most usable form of Solar Energy is in its raw form instead of converting it to Electricity as in the case of Digicel in my article Dig...
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...
Green RG in Jamaica to make Solar Power Gear
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Green RG in Jamaica to make Solar Power Gear

Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind - Emerson, Essays: History As the title says, we Jamaican have been under some serious laps in that treadmill called Research. An American-based Green RG Management LLC, better knows as Green RG, has had us under such Guinea pig testing since June 2011AD, when they and the GOJ (Government of Jamaica) entered into an agreement to use Jamaica to test out their Solar Power equiptment. This have now made of better of these plans, with announcement in the Media that they [Green RG] plan to build a plant in Jamaica to manufacture Solar Power Equiptment to supply Jamaica with said Solar Power Equiptment. This announcement was made in the last week of January 2012AD, around the same time that  Canadian-based Solamon Energy Corp played its...
Solamon Energy Corporation to build Caribbean’s Largest Solar Plant – Jamaica to get a Green Energy Boost
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Solamon Energy Corporation to build Caribbean’s Largest Solar Plant – Jamaica to get a Green Energy Boost

Folks, looks like I spoke to soon yet again! In my earlier this year entitled Digicel Jamaica’s Alternative Energy Future – Increased Electricity Bills and Energy Sector Opportunities collide I predicted that Digicel would go into Alternative Energy as they were already holders of the title of “Greenest Building in the Caribbean”. Alas, it appears that all Digicel was really interested in was to grab CLARO Jamaica’s spectrum and HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) License and as-yet-to-be-paid-for Huawei 3G Infrastructure so as to launch their HSDPA+ Network, an issue to be explored in depth in another Geezam article. Flight of fantasy: Digicel may STILL want to get into the PPV game as a PUC (Power Utility Company) but via an installation of the Equipment at your house and you pay ...