Jamaica’s big electricity users one step closer to wheeling, OUR to determine rates

Jamaica’s largest consumers of electricity are a step closer to being allowed to supply their satellite operations with energy from their own power stations – a process called wheeling – now that the Office of Utilities Regulation, OUR, has made a determination on the methodology it will use to set the rates the organisations will pay to transport power utilising the distribution network operated by Jamaica Public Service Company, JPS.

The wheeling rates are yet to be determined. The OUR is currently reviewing JPS’s 2019 to 2023 rate review application, but the regulator says the wheeling rates are not among that assessment. They will be determined afterwards, using what it says is the ‘postage stamp’ methodology to determine charges for utilising JPS’s transmission and distribution network.