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.


Titlesort descending Type Posted on
Net Billing_SOC Rate for the month of 2018 November Electricity, Net Billing Rates Dec 24, 2018
Notice of Pre-Bid meeting - 37 MW RFP Electricity, Request for Proposals Aug 25, 2015
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Accounts Separation Guidelines for the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited Electricity, Proposed Rules Apr 18, 2018
NPRM Accounts Separation - 18MAY180001 Consultation Responses, Electricity May 24, 2018
Office of Utilities Regulation Declaration of Indicative Generation Avoided Costs - December 2010 Electricity, Policy Dec 07, 2010
OUR & OCG issue JOINT STATEMENT Electricity, Documents May 08, 2018