Jamaica’s energy minister calls for “change of mindset” in shifting energy landscape

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, asks for a change in mindset as Jamaica embraces a new era of energy that is focused on increasing the use of renewable resources, in comments delivered at the fourth Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial Meeting at the JPS Power Station in Bogue, St. James, on Friday (February 28).Mrs. Williams said that, going forward, a deepening of public-private partnerships must occur as well as “strengthening of stakeholder engagement and an embracing of a shared vision for Jamaica’s energy sector as together we seek to improve the lives of the people of this country”.

She said that all key players, including the Jamaica Public Service (JPS), “will have to upend old thinking, embrace new approaches, overcome developing challenges and demonstrate resilience in confronting the shifting landscape of the energy sector”.