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Rema and sections of Trench Town now on tamper-proof JPS Network

Jamaica Public Service Company Limited | 2012-04-23 10:29:00

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) is reporting that it has completed the full implementation of the Residential Advanced Metering Infrastructure (RAMI) system, in the communities of Wilton Gardens, better known as Rema and sections of Trench Town.  The old network was fully removed from the community as of Friday April 20.  This comes after twelve months of working in the community, including offering house wiring assistance, operating a temporary office in the community, issuing appeals in the media, and making house to house visits to encourage residents to have their electricity supply regularized.

Unfortunately, despite the appeals of the Company, only about 700 of the roughly 1,100 households in the area have completed the regularization process.  The process has been hampered by residents refusing connections when JPS personnel attempt to do so, while others have not been located at the given address.  Several others have signed contracts at the last minute, to complete the process.  Last minute applicants have not been connected, as the Company makes new connections within 1 - 5 working days, however, in a bid to facilitate these persons, JPS personnel will also be working tomorrow, Saturday April 21, to get as many customers connected as possible.  

Those who have not complied with the regularization requests have not been connected to the new system.  

JPS is however looking forward to connecting the remainder of the community in the shortest possible time.  The Company is encouraging residents to go to the nearest Customer Service Office to deal with all outstanding matters, as it looks forward to keeping Rema and the designated sections of Trench Town (1st to 7th Street, Collie Smith Drive and all roads leading off), connected with safe and reliable electricity supply.

Posted By :Audrey Williams

Company Name : Jamaica Public Service Company Limited

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Company Address : 6 Knutsford Boulevard

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