Jamaica’s energy efficiency program receives $15m loan from JICA

Jamaica is taking strides towards energy efficiency, and a recent injection of $15m into the program will provide training to energy management staff, retrofit LED lighting, and lower vehicle fuel consumption, among other components. The $15m loan comes from the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and is part of a joint $30m loan with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) who announced they would loan $15m for the program earlier in the month. Another $10m will come in grant funding from the European Union. 

The Energy Management and Efficiency Program aims to bolster the Government’s efforts in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation through the design and implementation of measures targeting key Government facilities, as well as fuel conservation in road transportation to reduce the demand for fuel imports.