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Topics: Wind power, Renewable energy, Expo 2010 Pages: 1 (834 words) Published: October 14, 2014
ADVERTORIAL

JPS to Invest over $800 Million
in Munro Wind Project
Only two months after the re-commissioning of the Constant Spring Hydroelectric Plant, JPS is again laying the foundation for another renewable energy project. This time the source is wind
energy – with the prospective
wind generation facilities
being earmarked in the
Munro/Hermitage
community of St. Elizabeth.

The project will see the
erection of four wind

“The project will see
the erection of four
wind turbines,
utilizing the most
modern engineering
design...”

turbines, utilizing the most
modern engineering design
approved for electrical grid
application. The project will
cost JPS over J$800 Million,
and is scheduled for
completion by the 4th quarter
of 2010. It will result in the
addition of 3 megawatts of
electricity to the national grid.

In preparation for the new
development, on Thursday,
February 4, JPS hosted a
public meeting at Munro
College in St. Elizabeth to
discuss the Environmental
Impact Assessment report, in
keeping
with
the
requirements of the National
Environment and Planning
Agency (NEPA).
The discussion covered the
social and economic impact

Mayor of Black River, His Worship Jeremy Palmer (left), listens keenly as JPS Vice President of Generation Expansion, Valentine Fagan (centre), explains how the Munro Wind Project, will operate. Also sharing in the moment is Principal of Munro College, Branford Gayle.

of the wind project on the
communities in and around
the Hermitage area; the
potential impact of the wind
farm on the environment and
the associated mitigation
measures being put in place.
JPS executives assured
participants in the meeting
that the wind project is likely
to generate about 60 jobs
during the construction phase.

Principal of Munro Preparatory School,
Janice Simpson (standing), makes a
point at the Public Meeting held to
discuss the Environmental Impact
Assessment report on the Munro Wind...
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