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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OUR’s Comments on Responses to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Electricity, Proposed Rules Jul 15, 2019
Power Wheeling Tariff Methodology Consultation Document 2019 November 4 Electricity, Consultation Documents Nov 01, 2019
Presentations at Emerging Regulatory Issues Workshop (2018 Feb 6-7) Electricity, Consultation Documents Feb 16, 2018
Presentations from Electricity Grid Codes workshop 2 on 2016 July 20 Electricity, Consultation Documents Jul 22, 2016
Proposed Criteria Jamaica Public Service Company Limited 2019 - 2024 Rate Review Process Electricity, Consultation Documents May 14, 2018
Public Notice Net Billing for 2018 September Electricity, Net Billing Rates Nov 01, 2018