JPS Rates

JPS RATES FOR COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS
JPS’ rates are set by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR). The following rate categories apply  to Commercial and Industrial customers depending on the type and size of business that you operate. You will see your Rate Class as the 3rd item on the top right corner of your bill. Or To see your rate class, look at the 3rd item on the top right hand corner of your bill.
Category of Business Rate class Monthly usage Billed on JPS-owned Customer-owned
over 25kVA kWh kVA transformer transformer
Small Commercial RT20 . . .
Large Commercial RT40 .
Industrial RT51 .
Industrial RT53 .
Large Commercial RT44 TOU .
Industrial RT55 TOU .
Industrial RT57 TOU .
Under the existing tariff regime, JPS’ non-fuel rates are set by the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) every 5 years. Within that 5-year period, JPS is allowed an annual adjustment to the non-fuel rates, to reflect the impact of inflation as well as expected improvements in the Company’s efficiency.

The 2012 inflation adjustment resulted in an overall decrease of 1.4% in the electricity rates that JPS charges, effective July 1, 2012.

NON-FUEL TARIFFS 2012-2013
ENERGY CHARGE CUSTOMER CHARGE DEMAND CHARGE
(J$/kWh)
(J$)
(J$/kVA

Residential

RATE 10 – Energy 1st

6.35

322.50

-

RATE 10 – Energy Next

14.52

-

Small Commercial

RATE 20

12.42

709.50

-

Large Commercial

RATE 40 Standard

3.54

5,160

1,332.84

RATE40 TOU off-peak

56.57

RATE40 TOU partial-peak

586.45

RATE 40 TOU on-peak

750.41

Industrial

RATE 50 Standard

3.36

5,160

1,199.56

RATE 50 TOU off-peak

53.31

RATE 50 TOU partial-peak

519.81

RATE 50 TOU on-peak

666.42

Street Lighting

RATE 60

14.73

1,935

-

For full details of the rules and rates pertaining to each category, please refer to the 2012 Approved Tariff Schedule.

Rate 20 – GENERAL SERVICE
This rate  applies to customers other than entail??? households with a demand profile less than 25 kilovolt-amperes (kVA):

  1. The charges are as follows:
    • Customer charge. This is a fixed charge irrespective of whether there is consumption. It   represents  a contribution towards the cost of providing the service.
    • Energy Charge. This is the non-fuel costs that vary with consumption and is measured in kilowatt-hours (KWh).
    • Fuel and Independent Power Producer (IPP) Charge. This represents  the total cost of fuel.  It includes the cost of fuel for energy purchased from the IPPs that is required to produce and deliver for each kilowatt-hour of electricity. This charge depends on the energy use of your facility over the billing period.
    • Foreign Exchange Adjustment. All charges except the Fuel and IPP charges are subject to an adjustment depending on the movement of the Jamaican to US exchange rate.
  2. Metering will be via socket-type meters, at secondary voltages as follows:
    • Single Phase – 110/220 Volts, 50 Hz,
    • Three Phase – 220 Volts, Delta, 50 Hz
    • Three Phase – 240/415 Volts, Wye (Star), 50 Hz

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RATE 40 – LOW VOLTAGE
This rate is applicable to customers other than households with a demand profile greater than 25 kilovolt-amperes (kVA).

  1. Charges are as follows:
    • Customer charge – a fixed charge irrespective of whether there is consumption. It reflects a contribution towards the cost of providing the service.
    • Energy Charge – This is the non-fuel costs that vary with consumption and is measured in kilowatt-hours (KWh).
    • Demand Charge – Refers to the peak instantaneous power (lasting 15 minutes or longer) supplied to the metering point over the billing period and is measured in kilovolt Amperes (kVA). The relevant charge rate is applied to the highest value in a six-month window including the billing period.
    • Fuel and Independent Power Producer (IPP) Charge – is the total cost of fuel. This includes the cost of fuel for energy purchased from the IPPs that is required to produce and deliver for each kilowatt-hour of electricity. This charge depends on the energy use of your facility over the billing period.
    • Foreign Exchange Adjustment – All charges except the Fuel and IPP charges are subject to an adjustment depending on the movement of the Jamaican to US exchange rate. Or the foreign exchange rate.
  2. Metering will be via socket-type meters or Three Phase meters, at Secondary voltages as follows:
    • Single Phase, 110/220 Volts, 50 Hz
    • Three Phase, 220 Volts, Delta, 50 Hz
    • Three Phase, 240/415 Volts, Wye (Star), 50 Hz
  3. Transformer Ownership: In this rate category, JPS owns the supply transformer and all metering is on the secondary of the supply transformer.

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Rate 40A – Unavailable for new applications. Why?
The tariff makes mention of Rate 40 A or Rate 48 Low Voltage. This is a special tariff regime for which  new applications have been suspended.. However, JPS continues to service the existing customers in this Rate Category.

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Rate 50 – Power Service Medium Voltage
This rate is applicable to customers other than households with a demand profile greater than 25 kilovolt-amperes (kVA).

  1. Charges are as follows:
    • Customer charge – a fixed charge irrespective of whether there is consumption. It reflects a contribution towards the cost of providing the service.
    • Energy Charge – This is the non-fuel costs that vary with consumption and is measured in kilowatt-hours (KWh).
    • Demand Charge – Refers to the peak instantaneous power (lasting 15 minutes or longer) supplied to the metering point over the billing period and is measured in kilovolt Amperes (kVA). The relevant charge rate is applied to the highest value in a six-month window including the billing period.
    • Fuel and Independent Power Producer (IPP) Charge – is the total cost of fuel. This includes the cost of fuel for energy purchased from the IPPs that is required to produce and deliver for each kilowatt-hour of electricity. This charge depends on the energy use of your facility over the billing period.
    • Foreign Exchange Adjustment – All charges except the Fuel and IPP charges are subject to an adjustment depending on the movement of the Jamaican to US exchange rate. Or the foreign exchange rate.
  2. Metering will be via Three Phase metering, at Primary voltages as follows:
    • Single Phase, 110/220 Volts, 50 Hz
    • Three Phase, 220 Volts, Delta, 50 Hz
    • Three Phase, 240/415 Volts, Wye (Star), 50 Hz
    • Three Phase, 13.8/23.9 kV, Wye (Star), 50Hz
    • Three Phase, 13.8 kV, Delta, 50Hz
    • Three Phase, 11.95 kV, Wye (Star), 50Hz
    • Utilizing three-phase metering.
  3. Transformer Ownership: The Rate 50 category applies to  customers who own and maintain their Transformer and all metering is on the Primary side of the transformer.

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TIME OF USE RATES
The Time-of-Use facility was established to encourage large customers to move some of their operations to the off-peak or partial peak period to improve their load factor and realize savings, as well as reduce the demand for on-peak energy. Hence they pay less for  off-peak and partial-peak periods.

The time-of use periods are as follows:

On-Peak Monday – Friday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Partial-Peak Monday-Friday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Weekends and public holidays 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Off-Peak Monday – Friday 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
On weekends and public holidays all hours except 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.,

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STANDBY SCHEDULE
This rate applies to  standby service to customers with a minimum demand of 25 kilovolt-amperes (kVA). Customers are required to own and operate power production equipment or other sources of power to meet their own power requirements. They are also required to contract to take supply from the Company at one location through one meter at a single point of delivery, on a firm basis. JPS will provide service completion  of the appropriate Contract for Standby Services. JPS may also provided service in excess of the firm contracted reserve capacity at its sole discretion, based on the availability of the supply.

STANDBY CLASS

Voltage Classification Character of Service Customer Charge Demand Charge Energy Charge
Low Voltage (LV) 50 Hz, 3 phase $4,800 $1,269.37 per kVA $3.50 per kWh
Medium Voltage (MV) 50 Hz, 3 phase $4,800 $1,142.44 per kVA $3.32 per kWh

Based on July 2012 Rate Schedule

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