OUR investigates complaints of frequent power outages from several communities across the island

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The Office of Utilities Regulation OUR says it is investigating complaints of frequent power outages from several communities across the island.

In a statement today (September 27) the OUR said complaints have been received from Jamaica Public Service, JPS customers, in Clarendon, Kingston and St. Andrew, St. Catherine and Trelawny.

It said it has also taken note of a call by Member of Parliament Julian Robinson, for the agency to intervene to “prevent the JPS from continuing its practice of wholesale daily disconnection of entire communities as a means of addressing electricity theft”.

The OUR said it had written to the JPS in August, requesting information that can assist in its probe.

The regulatory body said it is awaiting JPS’ response and will provide a further update once it has completed its investigation, noting that it has not approved any policy or measure, that would see the use of outages as a means to control electricity losses.