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Private Sector Counting Losses Following All Island Blackout

Members of  the productive sector are assessing their losses following Saturday’s massive power outage. The Jamaica Chamber of  Commerce (JCC) and the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) are conducting checks to ascertain the impact on their members.

The island was left without electricity for several hours after a simultaneous system failure at generating units.

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“A lot of retail outlets were disrupted. A lot of them had to close, they made quite a loss…we are still trying to ascertain a rough idea of the cost involved and we should have a more detailed assessment in short order,” said JCC President Warren McDonald.

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Meanwhile  JMA President Metry Seaga says his organisation is also in the process of  gathering information on the effects of  the power outage on the manufacturing sector.

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Seaga expressed concern about the apparent instability with the JPS supply system.

“A major blackout like this is cause for concern. I’m concerned that it does not happen again and the authorities and the JPS need to put things in place to make sure it doesn’t,” he said.

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Independent probe

A decision has been made for an independent investigation to be conducted into Saturday’s islandwide power outage.

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Energy Minister Dr. Andrew Wheatley says it will look into the simultaneous shut down of generating units.

Human error

Meanwhile, JPS CEO Kelly Tomblin told RJR News that human error at the Hunts Bay Power Station triggered the blackout.

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She said the JPS will have to re-evaluate its distribution system to prevent a recurrence.

She also noted that the power company submitted a preliminary report to Wheatley last night and the company is seeking approval from the Energy Minister to conduct a simulation exercise on Saturday .

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“What we are hoping to do is to have the Minister agree to this  – when we have our lowest load to see how the system operates,”she said.

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