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OUR summons JPS over electricity curtailment in communities with high level theft

Published:Monday | May 12, 2014 | 6:17 PM

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has requested a meeting with the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) tomorrow, May 13 following the decision of the light and power company to cut the number of hours that power is provided to some communities.

As part of its investigation on the matter, the OUR has also written to the JPS requesting more information on its decision.

The OUR says it was alerted to the matter today by way of customer complaints to it Consumer Affairs Unit and a media release issued by the JPS.

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The OUR, says it has asked the JPS to provide critical information such as the number of paying residential and commercial customers in the affected areas.

The regulator also also wants information on the level of damage done to JPS equipment as a result of electricity theft in these communities.

The OUR says it is treating this issue with the highest priority given the impact on legitimate customers in these communities.


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