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OUR puts brakes on power wheeling
2013-08-23 13:00:17 | (0 Comments)
The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has halted the scheduled implementation of electricity wheeling to allow the Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) to make an application to the Electricity Appeal Tribunal.
This means that the OUR will not begin to process applications for wheeling this month, as was scheduled.
A statement from the OUR today said the JPS requested that the regulator put a stop the process, pending the hearing of its appeal.
The grounds of appeal have not been revealed.
In return for the OUR’s agreement to halt the process, the JPS agreed to have the Tribunal hear its case within 60 days of August 20.
But the OUR says no member had been appointed to the Tribunal at the time JPS filed its application for judicial review in the Supreme Court on August 13.
It says as a result, the JPS could not have made its application before that body.
However, when the matter came up for hearing in the Supreme Court on Tuesday it was disclosed to the Court that the members of the Tribunal were appointed.
The OUR and the JPS have since consented to the matter being placed before the Tribunal, resulting in the Court issuing a consent order.
The OUR says the JPS filed a substantive appeal before the Electricity Appeal Tribunal on August 8.
The parties are now in the process of setting agreed dates for submissions to be made before the Tribunal.
Power wheeling would involve the use of the JPS electric grid to transmit power from a self-generating entity in one location to other locations owned by the same entity.
The self-generating entities will be required to pay a fee to the JPS for use of its grid.
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