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About

Company Profiles

 

Jamaica Energy Partners (JEP) commenced operations in September 1995, through its ownership of the Doctor Bird Power Plant. The company is currently the largest Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Jamaica. JEP owns and operates two power barges, Doctor Bird I and Doctor Bird II, with outputs of 74.2 MW and 50.2 MW respectively; or a combined output of 124.4 MW. Doctor Bird II’s generating capacity was added in March 2006, and this barge is located approximately 300 yards from the original.

 

JEP’s affiliate company, West Kingston Power Partners (WKPP), is a land-based, 65.5 MW Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) power plant located in the Western Kingston area. Arguably one of the most beautiful plants in Jamaica, it is now home to our head office, which was previously located in New Kingston. With the addition of this generating capacity in July 2012, JEP’s total generating capacity has increased to approximately 190 MW, making the company one of the major suppliers of electricity in Jamaica. In fact, between the two facilities, JEP and WKPP supply approximately 20% of the energy requirements of the national grid. Both JEP and WKPP are owned by the InterEnergy Group.

The InterEnergy Group

 

InterEnergy Holdings owns and operates over 1000 MW power generation assets, distribution assets, and fuel distribution and logistics businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean. As a highlight of the group, InterEnergy developed, constructed and commissioned a 215 MW wind farm in Penonome, Panama. The Penonome Wind Farm is the largest of its kind in Central America. InterEnergy (through its subsidiary gas stream) also owns a logistics and distribution of LNG to industrial users in Chile. InterEnergy has now supplemented these assets with an additional 190 MW of power generation assets through the acquisition of JEP and WKPP.

 

Management Team

 

The Management Team comprises a first class local team of energy development and management specialists. We have successfully developed, constructed and operated both land and sea-based power generating facilities. In the past decade, we have been the only local professionals to have built, owned and operated thermal generation facilities, done in 2006 and 2012. This expansion represents a combined generating capacity of 116 MW (Doctor Bird II and West Kingston Power Station), 13% of Jamaica’s installed capacity.

 

The Management Team of professionals has over 150 years combined experience in the energy industry. We have been successfully collaborating on energy projects for over 15 years. We also manage and operate the two largest Independent Power Producers in Jamaica (Jamaica Energy Partners and West Kingston Power Partners), a combined capacity of 190 MW. This represents 20.3% of Jamaica’s installed generation capacity.

Core Values

Integrity

• We conduct all company affairs with the guiding principles of honesty, transparency and accountability;

 

• We promote a culture of equal opportunity without prejudice;

 

• The professional code of ethics is our guide.

Excellence

• We deliver high quality service that exceeds the expectations of both our internal and external customers;

 

• We benchmark international best practices and encourage a culture of continuous improvement;

 

• We nurture a culture of reliability, timeliness, efficiency, accuracy and high quality.

Creativity

• We promote new and better ways of problem-solving;

 

• We encourage a culture of continuous organizational learning and improvement.

Information Approach

• We ensure an informed approach to decision-making, through the use of fact-based analysis, technology, information and knowledge;

 

• We ensure that our employees are trained and equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools to perform at a high standard.

Social Responsibility

• Safety is our number one priority;

 

• We sponsor and support educational, training and social programmes within our community;

 

• We protect and nurture the environment through environmentally-conscious initiatives to reduce green house gases;We foster an environment where fellow employees are valued for their creativity and quality of service;

 

• We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and accommodation of different cultural views.