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  • The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is calling on Jamaicans to use energy wisely and efficiently throughout the Christmas season.
  • Group General Manager said that savings from its energy efficiency projects implemented in schools and other public sector entities will also be highlighted.
  • Since 2004, the PCJ has been pushing its energy efficiency intervention programme in schools, hospitals and government buildings.

Even as the price of oil continues to fall, the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) is calling on Jamaicans to use energy wisely and efficiently throughout the Christmas season.

Speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, held at the agency’s head office in Kingston, Group General Manager, PCJ, Winston Watson, reiterated the need for persons to still conserve, despite the drop in oil prices.

“What we are hoping that as oil price comes down we still maintain that drive for conservation and efficiency and don’t get back to the stage as we did many years ago when oil price went down to US$18 a barrel and then we lost our drive to conserve,” he said.

Mr. Watson noted that the company will be stepping up its energy saving campaign to promote awareness about the many energy efficiency products designed to reduce energy usage and cost.

He added that the campaign will also promote the alternative energy solutions to enable consumers to make wise decisions regarding their purchases and investments.

“Energy conservation can buy you a lot of savings in terms of what we are doing in the country and so we are driving that promotion …we are going to ramp it up for the Christmas season,” Mr. Watson said.

The Group General Manager said that savings from its energy efficiency projects implemented in schools and other public sector entities will also be highlighted.

“We will be showing how our involvement have saved them money and ultimately the country. It has resulted in a significant saving on Jamaica’s energy bill,” Mr. Watson stated.

“What we want is to ensure that people are aware of energy costs, aware of the benefits of saving, and to follow the programme that we have been promoting over the last couple of weeks…so people can truly see that if you use an LED light for over such a period, this is the effect ,” he added.

Since 2004, the PCJ has been pushing its energy efficiency intervention programme in schools, hospitals and government buildings.

 

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