The Jamaica Public Service, JPS, says there will be less power outages going forward.

The company says it’s invested over 65-million dollars since 2013 to upgrade its systems.

JPS Corporate Communications Officer, Audrey Williams, says the new system will automatically contain damaged sections of power lines.

She says, this will drastically reduce response times from an average of seventy minutes down to five.


JPS Corporate Communications Officer, Audrey Williams.

The power company has installed forty one switches have so far, mainly in the corporate area of Kingston and St. Andrew.

Other Parishes such as Clarendon, St. Elizabeth, St. Catherine, St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland, have also received switches.

Another thirty are expected to be rolled out by the end of this year.