Officials in Jamaica today (according to the Jamaica Observer ) are reporting that by implementing energy efficiency measure they have saved $5.77 million in energy costs versus last year. The minister said that the NHT recorded $3.5 million in energy savings, consequent on the installation of solar control film at a cost of $1.1 million. This, he said, reduced the agency’s energy consumption level by 87,136 kilowatt hours (kwh).
The report states that the three state agencies where the Government’s Energy Conservation and Efficiency Project was implemented beginning in May 2012, Energy Minister Phillip Paulwell has announced.
An investment of $3.76 million was made through the Science, Technology, Energy, and Mining Ministry to implement the project at the agencies — the National Housing Trust (NHT); Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ); and Spanish Town Hospital in St Catherine.
The Government’s Energy Conservation and Efficiency Project is well underway. This project is transforming energy usage across the entire public sector.
Paulwell made the disclosure during his presentation under the theme: ‘Building the Platform for Sustainable Growth’, which opened the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, May 6.
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