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JPS asks for more time to submit further details on island-wide power blackout

Published:Friday | October 14, 2016 | 10:34 PM
The August 27 power black-out lasted for several hours affecting businesses and last-minute shopping for the new school year.

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is reporting that the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has asked for more time to submit additional information about the August 27 island-wide power blackout.

According to the OUR, on September 28, the JPS submitted a comprehensive report.

However, the regulator says it has asked for additional information and the JPS has been given until October 31 to do so.

The August 27 power black-out lasted for several hours affecting businesses and last-minute shopping for the new school year.

On August 29, the JPS submitted a preliminary report to the OUR, confirming that the blackout was the result of a procedural error.

Two employees were subsequently suspended pending an investigation.