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 2005 Hurricane Compensation Claim 2009 Determination Notices, Electricity Jan 23, 2009
Determination of the Electricity Indicative Generation Avoided Costs - Parameters and Assumptions - July 2008 Determination Notices, Electricity Jul 23, 2008
Declaration of Indicative Generation Avoided Costs 2008 Electricity, Projects Jun 11, 2008
JPS Rate Schedule - June 2008 Application, Electricity Jun 07, 2008
JPS Ltd's Annual Tariff Adjustment - Determination Notice - June 2008 Determination Notices, Electricity Jun 07, 2008
Supply of up to 480MW of Base-load Generating Capacity 2008 Electricity, Request for Proposals Apr 03, 2008