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.


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Wigton WindFarm Ltd's II Energy Payment Rate Determination - Determination Notice 2011 Determination Notices, Electricity Mar 18, 2011
Wigton Windfarm Ltd Supply of Electricity Licence 2011 Electricity, Licences Nov 01, 2011
Wigton Windfarm Limited (Generation) Licence - 2003 Electricity, Licences Apr 17, 2003
Wheeling Methodology Consultation 2012 Electricity, Consultation Documents Dec 31, 2012
Valuation of Electrical Infrastructure Assets to be Transferred from REP to JPS 2010 Determination Notices, Electricity Mar 17, 2010
To facilitate wire transfers, OUR’s banking information is displayed. Application, Electricity Sep 24, 2014