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JPS to give OUR information on recent power cuts today

Published:Thursday | May 15, 2014 | 9:40 AM

The Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) has been given until the end of today to provide the Office of Utilities Regulations (OUR) with information in relation to the recent power cuts to certain communities.

On Tuesday the OUR asked the JPS to provide critical information such as the number of paying residential and commercial customers in the affected areas.

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

The request for information came as the OUR ordered the JPS to immediately cease its curtailing of electricity to communities regarded as theft-prone.

Yesterday Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller met with officials of the JPS to discuss the action which had been taken by the light and power company.

It was agreed that a joint committee would be established to identify how to deal with the problem of electricity theft without punishing paying customers.

The Committee is to be chaired by Junior Energy Minister, Julian Robinson.


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