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.


Title Type Posted on
Draft Electricity Codes - updated 2016 August 10 Electricity, Consultation Documents Aug 11, 2016
Presentations from Electricity Grid Codes workshop 2 on 2016 July 20 Electricity, Consultation Documents Jul 22, 2016
DRAFT of New Electricity Code Book - 2016 July 13 Electricity, Consultation Documents Jul 15, 2016
JPS Annual Tariff Adjustment Determination Notice - 2016 July 5 Determination Notices, Electricity Jul 05, 2016
Electricity Codes - original documents Electricity, Consultation Documents Jun 24, 2016
Electricity Codes Workshop 1 Presentations - 2016 June 16 Electricity, Consultation Documents Jun 24, 2016