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
Jamaica Public Service Annual Tariff Adjustment 2012 Electricity, Tariff Applications Apr 03, 2012
Energy Payment Rate Review 2011 Determination Notices, Electricity Dec 01, 2011
JPS Revised Back Billing Policy 2011 Electricity, Directives Nov 24, 2011
Wigton Windfarm Ltd Supply of Electricity Licence 2011 Electricity, Licences Nov 01, 2011
Investigation of the JPS Billing and Metering System for Electricity Consumption 2011 Electricity, Investigations Oct 23, 2011
JPS Amended and Restated All-Island Electric Licence 2011 Electricity, Licences Aug 19, 2011