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
Least Cost Expansion Plan 2004 Electricity, Projects Oct 08, 2004
JPS Ltd's Tariff Review for period 2004 - 2009 - Determination Notice - June 2004 Determination Notices, Electricity Jun 25, 2004
Summary of the Office Utilities Regulation's Decision - May 2004 Electricity, Decisions Jun 01, 2004
Generation Expansion Plan 2004 Electricity, Recommendations May 31, 2004
JPS Tariff Review 2004 Electricity, Tariff Applications Mar 01, 2004
The Electrity Lighting Act - The Wigton Wind Farm Ltd - 2003 Electricity, Licences Apr 17, 2003