$36.8 Million Earmarked for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project

first_img$36.8 Million Earmarked for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project TechnologyMarch 29, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project has been allocated $36.8 million in the 2010/2011 Estimates of Expenditure, currently before the House of Representatives.Funded by the Government of Jamaica and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the project, which began in August 2009, aims to support the government in its effort to improve energy efficiency and provide technical assistance to prepare a potential energy efficiency loan programme.The allocation will go towards evaluation energy consumption pattern for public sector buildings, undertaking cost assessment of public sector energy consumption, and conducting cost/benefit analysis of retrofitting buildings and public sector energy demand.Other targets include developing an investment plan for energy efficiency equipment installation and the terms of reference for an energy services company to facilitate a possible energy efficiency programme.The project, which is being implemented by the Government of Jamaica, is expected to be completed by February next year.As at December 2009, a project unit was set up and condition precedent to first disbursement met; expressions of interest for consultancy services were evaluated; collections and assessment of existing public sector energy audits were completed; and negotiation for Government access to Jamaica Public Service (JPS) public sector billing date started.Meanwhile, another $20 million has been set aside for the Jamaica Energy Security and Efficiency Enhancement Project Preparation Facility.This undertaking, which is being funded by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, will last from April to August this year, has the objective of preparing the Jamaica Energy Security and Efficiency Enhancement Project. Related$36.8 Million Earmarked for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project Advertisementscenter_img Related$36.8 Million Earmarked for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Project Related$36.8 Million Earmarked for Energy Efficiency and Conservation Projectlast_img read more

LaFollette Council meets in regular session Tuesday afternoon

first_imgThe City of LaFollette Council made quick work of last night’s agenda.  WATCH the 20-minute meeting HERE.Council member Ann Thompson invited the public to attend the Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Thompson said this would be the first habitat house built in the city in 10 years. The groundbreaking will be held at South Cumberland Avenue and East Fir Street.Mayor Mike Stanfield reminded the council of the upcoming ATV festival on Oct. 13.  Stanfield hopes to have 5,000 – 7,000 people in attendance.Resolution 2018-23 amending the 2018/19 budget in the amount of $91,274 for revenue and expenditures was approved.Council agreed to purchase a bush hog attachment for the mini excavator for $3,900 from Stowers.  Public Works Director Jim Mullens said he called five different businesses and Stowers was the only one who could supply the attachment.The fire department will be getting a new side by side ATV with LaFollette Motorsports came in with the low bid of $18,943. Mayor Mike Stanfield told LFD Fire Chief Charles Eldridge that he wanted the unit in service by the upcoming ATV festival.Katina Chapman was promoted to clerk supervisor in the police department at a salary of $29,198.05. She is replacing Brenda Moses who recently retired.The Beer Board approved an application for Barnyard Grill (in the former Kyoto building at Woodson Mall) owned by Darryl White. Stanfield asked what the timeline was for opening. White projects three to four weeks; no later than Nov. 1. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/03/2018-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more