Jamaica slates hybrid energy storage project for 2019


The Jamaica Public Service has plans to launch a hybrid energy storage solution for grid reliability.

The power company says the 24.5MW energy storage system will be the first of its kind in the Caribbean and one of the world’s largest under construction this year.

The $21.6 million plant will comprise low-speed flywheels and lithium-Ion batteries.

The energy storage solution will ensure a constant supply of energy into the main grid even when wind and solar generation is low.

The project is expected to be complete by April 2019.

JPS President and CEO Emanuel DaRosa noted: “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 rebound to a meaningful improvement in the quality of customer service experienced across the board.”