The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) and its President & CEO, Kelly Tomblin, are shortlisted Nominees for the 2016 Platts Global Energy Awards.
Kelly Tomblin is numbered among finalists for CEO of the Year Award, a category that includes nominees from India, China, Thailand, UK and the USA. JPS has been shortlisted for Company of the Year from a field of over 170 nominees from 30 countries around the world. This is the first time that JPS and Jamaica have featured among shortlisted nominees for these prestigious awards.
CEO Tomblin has been at the helm of JPS since 2014, and has played a critical role in reframing the national and regional conversation on energy. She is responsible for introducing several ground-breaking initiatives and developments in JPS, guiding the energy company through a profound transformation.
At the top of the milestones achieved under Tomblin’s leadership, is the introduction of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) into Jamaica’s energy mix. Tomblin and her team have led the introduction of a range of innovations, which have changed the way the company serves its customers. These include prepaid metering solutions, the introduction of a retail arm, the rollout of smart grid technology, expansion of the contact points for customers to interact with the company, and the establishment of the JPS Foundation – the organization’s philanthropic arm, among many other initiatives.
The prestigious Platts Global Energy Awards recognize individual and corporate excellence in the global energy sector. The winners will be announced at an event to be held on December 8 in New York, USA.
(l-r) JPS President & CEO, Kelly Tomblin; Managing Director of South Jamaica Power Company (SJPC), Dan Theoc; TSK President, Joaquin Garcia; and TSK General Manager of Power, Francisco Martin sign the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for the construction of the highly anticipated 190MW Power Plant to be built in Old Harbour Bay. They are assisted by JPS Project Director, David Cooke.