Saturday 11 July, 2020

OUR hosting town hall meetings to discuss JPS’ rate increase

The OUR has until May 12 to issue a decision on JPS' application.

The OUR has until May 12 to issue a decision on JPS' application.

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) will host a series of town hall meetings in March as part of its public consultations on the 2019-2024 Jamaica Public Service Company Limited’s (JPS) Tariff Application.

JPS had resubmitted its application to the OUR in December after it was initially rejected by the OUR  for lacking vital information.

The OUR has until May 12 to issue a decision on the re-submitted application.

As part of its review, the OUR will be holding meetings with residents in St Elizabeth, Manchester, Clarendon, Kingston and St Andrew, Westmoreland, St James, St Catherine and St Mary.

“Consultation is an important process in the assessment of applications such as this, as it provides us with another opportunity to hear first-hand from residents about the critical utility issues they are having with their service provider,” said Director of Consumer and Public Affairs, Yvonne Nicholson.

Residents are being urged to attend the meetings and hear from JPS executives what they are asking for in terms of rates and about other issues.

All meetings start at 6 pm.

nformation on the venues, dates and times is shared below:

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