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
JPS Ltd's October 24, System Shutdown 2001 Electricity, Regulatory Reports Dec 08, 2001
JPS Generation Expansion Plan 2001 Electricity, Decisions Sep 10, 2001
JPS All Island Electricity Licence 2001 Electricity, Licences Mar 30, 2001
JPS Annual Tariff Adjustment 2000 Electricity, Tariff Applications Aug 28, 2000
Quality of Service Standards for Electricity Services 1999 Electricity, Consultation Documents Dec 01, 1999
Quality of Service Standards for Electric Utility Services - A Consultative Document 1999 Electricity, Consultation Documents Nov 05, 1999