Head of Corporate Communications at the JPS, Winsome Callum, tells JIS News that the light and power company began applying the special GCT on electricity bills with usage of over 200 kilowatt hours, in March 2010.
Meanwhile, Miss Callum
strongly recommends that all appliances and equipment that are not being used, be turned off and unplugged.
adds that simply turning off appliances is insufficient, as many appliances continue to burn energy while they are plugged in, even if they are not being used.
Another conservation tip she
suggests is finding alternative measures, which do not include electricity.
"For example, instead of using a clothes dryer, use sunshine or the wind to dry your clothes.
Instead of using the air-conditioner or the fan, open the window and use wind," she
tells JIS News
also encourages customers to lessen usage time wherever possible.
"Try to reduce the number of hours you use appliances...When you are cooking, you do not need to keep the (electrical) stove on for the entire process.
You can turn the stove off and continue to use the heat from what is retained in the burner," she
underscores that proper maintenance and servicing is critical in the process of conservation, adding that "appliances will remain energy efficient if they are adequately maintained according to the manufacturer's instructions."