Sunday 8 December, 2019

Gov’t, private sector keen on modernising energy sector

Energy Minister Fayval Williams examines an artist's impression of the multi-million dollar FosRich warehouse at a ground-breaking for the facility. With Williams, is FosRich Managing Director Cecil Foster.

Energy Minister Fayval Williams examines an artist's impression of the multi-million dollar FosRich warehouse at a ground-breaking for the facility. With Williams, is FosRich Managing Director Cecil Foster.

Lighting and solar energy products distributor FosRich has officially broken ground on a multi-million dollar warehousing and distribution centre on Molynes Road, Kingston.

The centre will enable the company to digitise its inventory, ultimately improving efficiencies and enhancing customer service.

“In order for us to serve the customers better, we have embarked on a programme to get the products to customers as fast as possible. We want to drive value for our customers,” Managing Director of FosRich Cecil Foster said

Addressing the FosRich ground-breaking ceremony Energy Minister Fayval Williams said the vision of a modern and efficient energy sector is providing affordable and reliable energy for all.

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“As a ministry, we are on a mission to secure Jamaica’s energy future, through diversification, alternative, sustainable and environmentally-friendly energy sources, energy conservation and energy efficiency,” she said.

She said the country is on track to securing a viable economic future through the transformation of the energy sector.

For instance, some 105,000 street lights are slated to be retrofitted by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS).

All streetlights across the nation will be retrofitted to LED by December of 2020, a first step in the Government’s “Smart Street Light” Programme, Williams disclosed.

 

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