JPS signs Power Purchase Agreement with Solar Developer, Eight Rivers Energy

JPS has now signed a Power Purchase Agreement, with Eight Rivers Energy Company, which will be constructing a 37MW Solar Power Plant in Paradise Park Westmoreland later this year.  Under the agreement, JPS will be purchasing electricity from the new solar facility for twenty years, to the year 2038.

Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Councillor Bertel Moore and JPS Legal Counsel Teri-Ann Gibbs (standing), closely observe as JPS President & CEO, Kelly Tomblin (2nd right) signs a Power Purchase Agreement with Angella Rainford of Eight Rivers Energy. Under the agreement, JPS will purchase power from the solar provider, for 20 years, up to the year 2038. The solar plant, which will be constructed in Paradise, Westmoreland will generate 37MW of electricity. Looking on are Attorney at Law, Frank Phipps (far left) and JPS Manager for Special Projects, Dionne Nugent.

Mayor of Savanna-la-Mar, Councillor Bertel Moore and JPS Legal Counsel Teri-Ann Gibbs (standing), closely observe as JPS President & CEO, Kelly Tomblin (2nd right) signs a Power Purchase Agreement with Angella Rainford of Eight Rivers Energy. Under the agreement, JPS will purchase power from the solar provider, for 20 years, up to the year 2038. The solar plant, which will be constructed in Paradise, Westmoreland will generate 37MW of electricity. Looking on are Attorney at Law, Frank Phipps (far left) and JPS Manager for Special Projects, Dionne Nugent.

Speaking at the contract signing, His Worship, the Mayor of Savanna-La-Mar, Councillor Bertel Moore, expressed enthusiasm for the new development. Noting the decline of the sugar industry in Western Jamaica, he said he looked forward to the employment opportunities that the construction of the new facility would bring. The construction period of the plant is expected to hire some 200 to 300 persons (at peak).