EARTH HOUR 2019- March 30th at 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time

March 30th was Earth Hour, an annual worldwide grassroots movement, organised by the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) to unite people and protect the planet. Engaging a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues, Earth Hour was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. The event encourages individuals, households […]

Energy Trends

March 31st marked 90 days into 2019, and while 2018 may feel like a distant memory, there’s still a lot to look forward to in the next 275 days. Here we touch on some trends to look out for in 2019. 1. Continued rise in the sale of electric vehicles Sales are expected to continue […]

On the Road to Reduced Carbon Emission

The central aim of the Paris Agreement is to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects. Particularly, limiting the global rise in temperature during this century, to well below 2 degrees Celsius and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Despite these lofty […]

Streetlight Repairs On Target

LED Streetlighting Now Underway in Major Rural Towns Lineman inspects LED Streetlight March 27, 2019 JPS is reporting that it has kept its streetlight repair commitment which was made to the Government of Jamaica, in October 2018. At the time, JPS committed to repair 12,613 non-functioning streetlights by the new financial year in April 2019. […]

Saba Electric Company goes 100 Percent Solar

In a historic moment for Saba Electric Company (SEC) and Saba itself, on Wednesday the entire island was for the first time powered completely by solar energy from SEC’s 2 solar parks and its battery storage system. For 2 hours from 3:00PM to 5:00PM, SEC’s diesel generators were powered down, allowing the island to run […]

25,000 LED Streetlights coming this year

JPS is set to upgrade 25,000 streetlights to LED lights by year end.  The Company has already upgraded 43,000 streetlights across the island to LED lights, as it continues on its drive to enhance lighting and energy efficiency. The upgraded LED streetlights are more energy efficient, provide better lighting and last longer than the High […]

CARILEC’s New Website to Deliver the Best Digital Experience

The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) announced today the launch of its new website, www.carilec.org . Key features of the new website include a more modern and engaging user friendly experience with a Live Chat feature, an interactive live news update, an interactive photo-gallery, a live event update, a historical timeline of CARILEC’s milestone […]

UNION ISLAND SOLAR PV PROJECT

KINGSTOWN A photovoltaic system will be added to the generation mix in Union Island in keeping with a mandate by St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited ( VINLEC) to increase the penetration of renewable energy in the production of electricity. Union Island is an island in the Grenadines that forms part of the 32 islands and […]