The electricity sector has attained stability and recorded growth:
- No more unscheduled power cuts
- Major Generating Units taken out for maintenance without disrupting electricity supplies
- In 1999, 3,803 megawatt hours of electricity were generated, up from 2,008.3 in 1989
- More than 90% of the country has ready access to electricity service
- The goal is to move to one hundred percent within another three years
- Rural Electrification Programme part of thrust to attain greater coverage islandwide
- Plans are far advanced for the establishment of a 20 megawatt wind farm at Wigton in Manchester.
- Electricity from sunlight (solar Energy) is being provided to households in the Middle Bonnett area of St. Catherine and the Ballymony area of St. Ann.
- Jamaica obt ai ni ng oil s uppl i es f rom Venezuela on concessionary terms
- Petrojam opened facility in Montego Bay to serve Western Jamaica more efficiently
- Pump price reductions in Montego Bay area
- Leaded gas re m oved from Jamai can market in major environmental move
- Ministry/PCJ, in cooperation with private sector, preparing launch of National Energy Conservation Campaign