Energy Solutions Expo for MoBay


Western Jamaicans wanting to explore business opportunities in the island’s energy sector are being facilitated at an Energy Panel Discussion and Exhibition titled ‘Energy Entrepreneurship for National Economic Growth’ on Thursday, June 6 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Rose Hall.


The initiative is being hosted by the Energy Policy Coalition; an alliance of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association and the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica, and is open to the public.

Energy minister, Phillip Paulwell

Energy minister, Phillip Paulwell


According to the event coordinator, attorney Ashley-Ann Foster, “we see this nation- building initiative, as a call to action, and the promotion of energy efficiency and conservation as an economic growth sector, with a plethora of opportunities for new investments and new businesses.”


Exhibits showcasing information on the possibilities as well as the latest trends in the energy sector are being staged by Petrojam, the Development Bank of Jamaica (DBJ), JPS, Fosrich, Enerbiz, Solar Direk and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining (MSTEM) among others.


An innovative solar project by Cornwall College students promoting energy efficiency will also be on display.


The programme, which is scheduled to start at 3:30 pm, is expected to present bold, innovative and viable energy solutions.


Presenters include Garth McKenzie, Director of Sales & Marketing at JPS, Paul Grey of Appliance Traders and Cecil Foster of Fosrich Limited.


Energy minister, Phillip Paulwell, will deliver the main address with Senator Imani Duncan-Price moderating the proceedings.