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JPS still in the dark on OUR rate review decision

Published:Monday | November 17, 2014 | 9:14 AM

The Jamaica Public Service (JPS) says it has not received any update from the Office of Utilities Regulation, OUR on the outcome of its rate review request.



Last week, The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre reported that the OUR has rejected a request for a 21 per cent tariff increase and instead proposed a rate cut of up to four per cent.



And Government sources said the JPS would have received official word from the regulators by the end of last week.



However, JPS chief executive officer and president, Kelly Tomblin, says she was told by a JPS official not to expect anything over the weekend.



Following The Gleaner’s disclosure last week, Tomblin said it was inappropriate that the public learnt of the reported outcome of the rate review request before the company.



The rate review request was submitted in April and the JPS head says it is unusual for the OUR took so long to respond.



The OUR has declined to comment on the issue, saying only that the JPS’ tariff review application is still in progress.



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