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. Additionally, Jamaica Energy Partners now manages the Jamaica Private Power Company (JPPC), a 60MW power plant located in Rockfort, Kingston. JPPC, which is also an Independent Power Provider (IPP). JPPC utilizes slow-speed diesel generators and HFO to produce electricity for sale to the grid.
With the introduction of WKPP in July 2012 and the acquisition of JPPC in March 2019, JEP’s total generating capacity has increased to approximately 250 MW, making the company one of the major suppliers of electricity in Jamaica. In fact, among the three facilities, JEP, JPPC and WKPP supply approximately 40% of the energy requirements of the national grid. JEP, JPPC and WKPP are owned by the InterEnergy Group.