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
Wigton Windfarm Limited (Generation) Licence - 2003 Electricity, Licences Apr 17, 2003
JPS Rate Schedule - April 2003 Electricity, Policy Apr 03, 2003
Enquiry into Billing System Practices of the JPS 2003 Electricity, Enquiries Mar 21, 2003
JPS Annual Tariff Adjustment 2003 Determination Notices, Electricity Mar 03, 2003
JPS Rate Adjustment Submission 2002 Electricity, Tariff Applications Feb 15, 2002
JPS Ltd's Rate Adjustment Submission - Determination Notice - February 2002 Determination Notices, Electricity Feb 10, 2002