Energy Minister, Fayval Williams, says the Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS, newly unveiled Hybrid Energy Storage System, has cemented Jamaica’s place as the energy powerhouse of the Caribbean.

The storage facility is to help secure grid stability and improve reliability in the energy sector.

The project was constructed at a cost of US$27-million and will have power available in the event that renewable energy systems lose power due to cloud cover and other natural phenomena.

Minister Williams says the facility is the largest of its kind in the world.

She says Jamaica is on par with the rest of the globe moving towards renewable energy security.

And she explained some of the features of the storage facility.
Minister Williams says it also has implications for the move to electric cars locally.

Fayval Williams, Energy Minister, speaking at yesterday’s commissioning of the Jamaica Public Service Company’s Hybrid Energy Storage System.

She says Jamaica is on track to achieving its target of 30% renewable energy by 2030.

She says by next year the country should reach 18%.