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OUR grants light bill increase for JPS

Published:Tuesday | July 5, 2016 | 7:06 PM
The latest development follows a recent increase in electricity charges because of the additional special consumption tax on fuel and the continued devaluation of the Jamaican dollar.

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has granted an average 2.6 per cent increase in electricity bills.

The increase follows the annual tariff adjustment application by the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS).

The OUR says the 2016 JPS annual adjustment is the first under the provisions of the new Electricity License (2016).

It will see residential customers paying 2.4 per cent more, while commercial customers will pay between 2.9 per cent and 3.2 per cent more.

The latest development follows a recent increase in electricity charges because of the additional special consumption tax on fuel and the continued devaluation of the Jamaican dollar.