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GoJ Diversification of Energy Supply Audit

Published on Jun 19, 2017

Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ)
Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL)
Audit Type
Performance Audit
Governance and Resource Management
Scheduled Publication
Third Quarter (October – December 2017)

Is Jamaica on track to diversify its energy supply in accordance with the Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan (NDP)

The Auditor General’s Department is conducting a Performance Audit on the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) who has the overall responsibility for developing and overseeing Jamaica’s energy policies, along with the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) and Petrojam Ethanol Limited (PEL).

National Outcome 10.1 from Vision 2030 indicates that Jamaica aims to diversify the energy supply to increase energy security, and contribute to cost efficiency in the energy sector. This framework envisages the development of renewable energy (RE) sources such as wind, hydro-power, solar, biomass energy and other renewables to help reduce Jamaica’s dependency on imported petroleum over time.

Our performance audit aims to determine whether the Government is on track to diversify the energy supply in order to reduce Jamaica’s dependence on imported petroleum. In scoping the study, we also considered how the audit will contribute to the Auditor General’s overall strategic objectives in terms of:

  • Its mission to conduct and make public high quality audit reports and make recommendations that are relevant to our auditees, Parliament and citizens of Jamaica;
  • Assessing whether public bodies implement policies in an effective and efficient manner to achieve value for money and
  • Providing an indication of the progress made towards achieving the objectives of Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan.

The Auditor General’s Department welcomes comments relevant to our study and ask that you communicate these by completing fields on our feedback form at http://auditorgeneral.gov.jm/ or email us at audgen@auditorgeneral.gov.jm.

Please note that we may not respond to you directly due to the volume of information we receive.


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