JPS breaks ground for 24.5 MW flywheel/battery hybrid facility

In April 2019, Jamaica will complete the first-of-its-kind hybrid storage facility in the Caribbean. One of the largest facilities being installed in the world this year, this hybrid facility will be comprised of flywheels and lithium-ion batteries. The project will be built at a cost of $21.6m USD. JPS president and CEO Emanuel DaRosa noted: “This is one of the most significant projects to be undertaken by JPS this year. This project will be a model for other countries in the Caribbean and even outside of this region. Being able to respond flexibly to the changes in generation demand and supply, will redound to a meaningful improvement in the quality of customer service experienced across the board.”