Monthly Archives: February 2015


NASA | SDO: Year 5 February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its [...]

By | 2015-02-21T20:48:55+00:00 February 21st, 2015|

OUR directs JPS to refund customers J$973 m

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) says it has directed the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) to refund to customers over J$973 million that it unilaterally imposed as foreign exchange adjustments on fuel supplied by Petrojam Limited from March to December 2013. The directive, which is effective February 16, 2015, was [...]

By | 2015-02-17T21:50:50+00:00 February 17th, 2015|

Electricity tribunal trashes wheeling charges

OUR still deciding whether to appeal or redesign programme Avia Collinder, Business Reporter Jamaica's electricity tribunal has effectively sent utilities regulator, OUR, back to the drawing board to redesign the pricing structure plan for the wheeling of power through Jamaica Public Service Company's network. The Office of Utilities Regulation has said it may appeal the [...]

By | 2015-02-06T17:41:56+00:00 February 6th, 2015|

Why gas prices may be on the rise

Enjoying those prices at the pump? You might not want to get used to them. A former top oil executive says the price of gas at the pump could double by the end of the year. In an interview with CNBC, former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister predicts that U.S. oil could skyrocket from the [...]

By | 2015-02-06T17:37:18+00:00 February 6th, 2015|

Full Speed Ahead – JPS Shrugs Off OUR Shocker, Given Green Light To Build Power Plant

Despite recent hurdles, the Kelly Tomblin-led Jamaica Public Service (JPS) is indicating that it is determined to increase its contribution to the burdened national grid and help stave off threats of power outages in the years ahead. The light and power company has shrugged off the shock of the Office of Utilities Regulation's (OUR) disapproval [...]

By | 2015-02-06T17:28:39+00:00 February 6th, 2015|