About Jamaica Public Service
GOVERNMENT ELECTRICAL INSPECTORATE
The Government Electrical Inspectorate (GEI) is the government agency charged with the responsibility of certifying all electrical installations, to ensure that they meet the required standards. GEI certification is needed for all new constructions, for premises that have been rewired or which have undergone any kind of renovation. JPS cannot make connections to premises that have not been certified by the GEI.
JAMAICA ENERGY PARTNERS
Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) – an Independent Power Producer (IPP) – provides JPS with approximately 124 Megawatts of the electricity it sells to customers. JEP’s operating plants, which are barge-mounted, are located in Old Harbour Bay, St Catherine.
JAMAICA PRIVATE POWER COMPANY
The Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC) is an Independent Power Producer (IPP) from which JPS buys electricity. JPPC currently provides JPS
with approximately 60 Megawatts of electricity. JPPC’s power plant is located on Windward Road in Kingston.
WIGTON WIND FARM
Wigton Wind Farm Limited is another IPP from which JPS purchases electricity. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Petroleum Corporation of
Jamaica (PCJ), and is located at Wigton – a small rural district in central Manchester. Wigton Wind Farm has an estimated capacity of approximately
20 Megawatts of power.
JPS has a co-generation arrangement with bauxite company, Jamalco, which produces some of the electricity it needs for its own operations.
Jamalco can provide JPS with up to 11 Megawatts of electricity for distribution on the national grid.