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  • Twenty-five communities in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine, and St. James are to benefit from a $1.25-billion project to improve electricity supply in these areas.
  • Dr. Wheatley noted that SILC is aimed at reducing electricity loss and making access to power more affordable, and improving citizen safety and security.
  • “We will bring these communities into the light by giving them a better quality of life,” he added.

Twenty-five communities in Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine, and St. James are to benefit from a $1.25-billion project to improve electricity supply in these areas.

The project is part of the Street Lighting, Installations, Loss Reduction and Community Renewal (SILC) initiative, which was announced by Minister of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET), Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, in his Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on June 21.

Dr. Wheatley noted that SILC is aimed at reducing electricity loss and making access to power more affordable, and improving citizen safety and security.

He said it will build on existing arrangements between the Jamaica Public Service (JPS) Limited, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), and National Energy Solutions Limited (NESOL) to expand electricity supply and minimise unauthorised connections to the national grid.

“We will bring these communities into the light by giving them a better quality of life,” he added.