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380-mw project to be implemented by 2016

Tuesday, May 06, 2014 | 4:05 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Energy Phillip Paulwell, opening the Sectoral Debate in Gordon House Tuesday insisted that the 380mw project would be implemented by 2016.

OBSERVER ONLINE earlier Tuesday broke news that Cabinet revoked the licence granted to Hong Kong-based Energy World International (EWI) for the operation of a natural gas plant to supply power to the Jamaica Public Service.

An enterprise team was selected to oversee the continuation of the project.

In his presentation Tuesday afternoon Paulwell said that the ministry will consult with the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) on the revocation of the licence, as well as incorporate an enterprise team to oversee the implementation of the 380-mw project.

The enterprise team will comprise six members, two of whom will be from the private sector, and the team will be required to present regular reports to the Cabinet, Paulwell said.

The enterprise team headed by former UDC chairman Vin Lawrence was also mandated to have the project completed by 2016.

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