December 18, 2017
JPS is reporting that it is experiencing technical challenges as it comes to the conclusion of the 2017 upgrading exercises for the parish of St. Ann. Several communities in the parish have been experiencing frequent outages and low voltage. This has impacted such customers as the National Water Commission.
To facilitate the upgrading exercise, customers are now being supplied by a mobile transformer at the Roaring River substation – which is a temporary arrangement. The Company will therefore need to carry out additional work, to complete the exercise, which will require an outage tomorrow, Tuesday December 19. This will be carried out from 2am to 6am to minimize impact on the customers.
The upgrading work for St. Ann will be completed by December 23. Areas to be impacted by the service improvements include: Bamboo, Blackstoneage, Beechamville, Chalky Hill, Claremont, Clover Mountain, Davis Town, Drax Hall, Faiths Pen, Friendship, Golden Grove, Green Park, Mammee Bay, Moneague, New Ground, Phoenix Park, Retreat, Ramble, St. Ann’s Bay, Steerfield, Top Hill, Tydixon and surrounding areas.
The Voltage Standardization Programme (VSP), has already taken place in sections the islandwide network. The programme comes as part of a US$3.4M upgrading and reliability programme which has been in effect since February 2017.