St. Elizabeth, the renewable energy parish?

// March 14th, 2012 // Cool Stuff, Environment

Just saw this news from Solar Buzz Jamaica:

JPS will launch the project for the construction of  its multi-billion dollar Maggotty Hydroelectric Power Plant in St. Elizabeth on Thursday March 15.

The hydroelectric project, expected to cost 26 million US dollars, is the biggest to be undertaken in Jamaica in nearly 50 years.

JPS already has a hydro-plant at Maggotty which provides roughly 6 megawatts of  electricity.

The new power plant, will add another 6.3 megawatts to the national grid and employ 100 persons during the construction phase.

I think the original source was RJR news.

This is good though, St. Elizabeth already has wind farms producing renewable energy. Since the decline of bauxite mining, does this mean St. Elizabeth will now become the farming and renewable energy capital of the island?

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