The Office of Utilities Regulation regulates the electricity sector in Jamaica, which includes the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) and other Independent Power Producers (IPPs). JPS and IPPs are regulated by the OUR through the provisions of the Electricity Act, 2015 and the Electricity Licence, 2016.

New legislation, the Electricity Act, 2015, was introduced effective 2015 August 27. This law repeals the Electric Lighting Act, the Electricity (Frequency Conversion) Act and Electricity Development Act, which previously governed the electricity sector. It also consolidates and modernises the laws relating to the generation, transmission, distribution, supply, despatch and use of electricity, and for connected matters.  

The Electricity Licence, 2016 was issued effective 2016 January 27 and replaced the Amended and Restarted All-Island Electric Licence, 2011.


Titlesort descending Type Posted on
2016 August 27 Outage Report - investigation on ELECTRICITY SYSTEM TOTAL SHUTDOWN Electricity, Investigations May 15, 2017
2017 JPS Annual Review Determination Notice Determination Notices, Electricity Sep 04, 2017
2017 July-Nov SOC Net Billing energy price Electricity, Net Billing Rates Feb 01, 2018
Addendum - Final Criteria Jamaica Public Service Company Limited 2019 – 2024 Rate Review Process Addendum, Electricity May 03, 2019
ADDENDUM 2 -Electricity Costing Consultant Addendum, Electricity Feb 08, 2019
ADDENDUM 2-Tariff Consultant Addendum, Electricity Nov 28, 2018