In Jamaica, electricity demand is down; residential demand is up

Jamaica’s utility, JPS, reported that while the company has seen an overall decrease in electricity consumption by approximately 2.5 percent in March, residential demand is up by 3 percent. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, many are spending more time at home, and have increased consumption varying five to 50 percent.

“People who would have been out of the home working, for at least eight hours, are now working at home, alongside children who are being home-schooled, due to safety measures introduced to limit the spread of COVID-19,” the JPS said.