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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JPS Proposed Criteria Response FINAL - No C Consultation Responses, Electricity Jul 04, 2018
Comments on Proposed Criteria for JPS Rate Review 20190001 Electricity, Consultation Documents Jul 04, 2018
Net Billing/Standard Offer Contract (SOC) Rate for the Month of 2018 May Electricity, Net Billing Rates Jun 19, 2018
Net Billing/Standard Offer Contract (SOC) Rate for the Month of 2018 April Electricity, Net Billing Rates Jun 12, 2018
Comments on the Rules and Procedure for Operation and Administration of the Electricity Sector System Benefit Fund (SBF) Consultation Responses, Electricity Jun 04, 2018
NPRM Accounts Separation - 18MAY180001 Consultation Responses, Electricity May 24, 2018