Jersey Electricity Company

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Jersey Electricity plc
Public limited company
IndustryEnergy
FoundedApril 1924[1]
HeadquartersJersey
Key people
Geoffrey Grime, Chairman, Chris Ambler, CEO
Websitewww.jec.co.uk

The Jersey Electricity Company or Jersey Electricity (informally JEC or JE) is a public limited company, and the sole provider for electricity in Jersey. The JEC has two sites around the island, Queens Road, St Helier, the site of 2 Rolls Royce Olympus gas turbines and La Collette Power Station where there are 4 Sulzer Diesels, 1 Rolls Royce Olympus, and 3 Parsons steam turbines.

History[edit]

The JEC was originally based at Queens Road, it was then moved to La Collette in 1965. The building at Queens Road was converted into offices, and a small shopping centre known as The Powerhouse Retail Park. Some power generating capacity remains at Queens Road in the shape of two gas turbines.

In 2012 the two older less efficient Mirlees diesel generators were removed and replaced with Sulzer diesel generators. In total there are now a total of four Sulzer diesel generators at La Collette

Group[edit]

The JEC group includes many varied businesses including JE Building Services, Jendev, Channel Islands Electricity Grid a joint-venture, Jersey Energy, Foreshore, Jersey Deep Freeze Ltd, Jersey Electricity Retail, Phone Factory, Beyond Computers, Imagination.

Retail[edit]

The group also own a retail store, called The Powerhouse. The store sells home appliances, technology products and toys.

In 2014, half of the store was let to Sports Direct

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our history | Jersey Electricity". Jec.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-16.

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