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
The Price of Jamalco Power Supply to the National Grid 2006 Determination Notices, Electricity Aug 03, 2006
JPS Rate Schedule - June 2006 Electricity, Policy Jun 01, 2006
JPS Ltd's Annual Tarrif Adjustment 2006 - Determination Notice - June 2006 Determination Notices, Electricity Jun 01, 2006
JPS Annual tariff Adjustment Submission - Apendices - April 2006 Electricity, Policy Apr 10, 2006
JPS Annual Tariff Adjustment 2006 Electricity, Tariff Applications Apr 03, 2006
OUR Directive - OUR audit of the billing system practices of JPS - March 2006 Electricity, Directives Mar 22, 2006