About Jamaica Public Service
HOW WE DELIVER POWER TO YOU
JPS serves customers through a network that involves our power generating plants, transmission and distribution system, and our customer service offices. Mouse over any item to see more information.
- WIND POWER
is the conversion of wind energy into a useful form, such as electricity, using wind turbines.
Hydropower, hydraulic power or water power is power that is derived from the force or energy of moving water.
- FOSSIL FUEL POWER PLANT
is a power plant that burns fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas or petroleum (oil) to produce electricity.
- HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCHYARD
The electricity from the plants flows through metal conduction to a switchyard, which controls the flow of the electricity into the voltage transmission lines.
- HIGH VOLTAGE TRANSMISSION LINES
Transmission lines efficiently carry high-voltage electricity over long distance to substations.
An electrical substation is a subsidiary station of an electricity generation, transmission and distribution system where voltage is transformed from high to low or the reverse using transformers.
- DISTRIBUTION LINE
Electricity distribution is the final stage in the delivery (before retail) of electricity to end users. A distribution system's network carries electricity from the transmission system and delivers it to consumers.
The pole-mounted transformer reduces the voltage to a level that can be used in homes and businesses.
- RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER
The residential JPS custmomer usually a family dwelling consuming the lowest voltage of electricity.
- BUSINESS CUSTOMER
The business JPS custmomer usually a small to large commercial entity consuming a slighly higher voltage than a residence.