We Will Provide A Full Report Says Tomblin


Chief executive officer (CEO) of the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) Kelly Tomblin promises to be open and transparent as the company continues its investigations in the islandwide blackout.

In an interview with Talk Jamaica Ms. Tomblin says they are sorry for what happened and her company will provide a full update to the country.

The light and power company said the outage was caused by a “procedural error”, this after standard tests were being done on the system. She says a number of generating units went off-line simultaneously.

Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley expressed displeasure with JPS because of the blackout.

“I am expecting a final report from JPS by Thursday.  Once again this latest outage is unacceptable and should not have happened,” he said in a statement on Twitter.

Ms. Tomblin told Talk Jamaica Radio that she has been in dialogue with the Minister, she says while the minister will get a report by Monday the company will provide a more comprehensive report after it conducts it simulation on Saturday.  She also indicated  that she was having numerous meetings with her technical team.


In April this year, the island was affected by a massive power outage. At the time, JPS said that several of its generating units went offline simultaneously, resulting in the loss of electricity for some customers.


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