Tag: OfReg

OfReg appoints Caymanian as interim CEO

OfReg appoints Caymanian as interim CEO

| 10/06/2024 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Sonji Myles has been appointed as the interim chief executive officer of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg). A release about the appointment said that Myles, who has been at the beleaguered institution since its controversial creation, had “experience as well as a proven track record of leadership within the organisation”a wealth of […]

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OfReg blames CUC’s failings for blackout warnings

OfReg blames CUC’s failings for blackout warnings

| 03/06/2024 | 81 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) has rejected the idea that it is to blame for the possibility of rolling power outages on Grand Cayman this summer if, as expected, demand on the grid reaches the peak of CUC’s ability to generate electricity. For some time, CUC has been warning that the island […]

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Utility solar needed to avert power crisis, says CUC boss

Utility solar needed to avert power crisis, says CUC boss

| 12/04/2024 | 83 Comments

(CNS): Richard Hew, the president and CEO of CUC, Grand Cayman’s electricity provider, has warned that the island is facing a power generation crisis because the company has surpassed its ability to meet peak demand with its existing fixed diesel generators and is currently resorting to temporary, leased machines to meet it. With the rapid […]

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Flow’s service troubles continue with BT outage

Flow’s service troubles continue with BT outage

| 05/03/2024 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Local telecommunications provider Flow struggled with its internet service Tuesday and was forced to apologise to its customers for a broadband outage across the Bodden Town district, just days after the company apologised for problems with its phone and voice services last Thursday. The utilities regulator, OfReg, said that it had met with Flow […]

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OfReg says it’s monitoring Flow’s latest service issues

OfReg says it’s monitoring Flow’s latest service issues

| 01/03/2024 | 20 Comments

(CNS): After local telecommunications provider Flow sent messages to customers that there were problems with its voice service, OfReg issued a public service message Thursday stating that it had requested information from Flow about the issues and what it is doing to resolve them. The utilities regulator said it had been provided with some information […]

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Select committee created to examine fuel sector

Select committee created to examine fuel sector

| 29/02/2024 | 43 Comments

(CNS): Planning Minister Jay Ebanks will be chairing a new committee that was established in parliament this week to look at the cost of fuel in the Cayman Islands as a result of years of erratic and, more often than not, increasing fuel costs at the sockets at home and at the pumps. Successive governments […]

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CUC denies conflict, blames licensing obligation

CUC denies conflict, blames licensing obligation

| 16/02/2024 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) has claimed it is not conflicted over the bidding process for the generation of renewable power, even though it worked with OfReg to shape the bid. Officials have said that under CUC’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Licence, it is obligated to assist the regulator with the facilitation of competitive bids […]

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OfReg ordered to release CUC fuel and solar reports

OfReg ordered to release CUC fuel and solar reports

| 13/02/2024 | 39 Comments

(CNS): The Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) has ordered OfReg to release two reports, in full, that were created by CUC and given to the utility regulator. A freedom of information request in April last year had encompassed the 2014 CUC Cost of Service Study and the Incremental Distributed Solar Study (2023), but both had […]

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OfReg inching toward long-awaited fuel price transparency

OfReg inching toward long-awaited fuel price transparency

| 18/12/2023 | 21 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) is in the process of drafting changes to the law to allow it to publish fuel prices as they land, OfReg interim CEO Peter Gough told Finance Committee on Wednesday. The regulator is also beginning an exercise, starting on Cayman Brac, to provide regulatory accounts that show […]

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OfReg opens probe into Flow’s 911 outage

OfReg opens probe into Flow’s 911 outage

| 28/11/2023 | 18 Comments

(CNS): OfReg has opened an investigation into the unscheduled outage of Flow’s fixed-line network last week which impacted 911 emergency calls. While Flow mobile lines to 911 were unaffected by the outage, in a press release the utilities regulator expressed “deep concern” and said an inquiry is now underway.

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OfReg shuts down sales at North Side gas station

OfReg shuts down sales at North Side gas station

| 14/11/2023 | 22 Comments

(CNS): The utility regulator has shut down the sales of fuel at Jack’s Esso II in North Side over its failure to comply with an environmental data request. The suspension of fuel operations came into effect Monday, OfReg officials said, because of the absence of essential data to allow the regulator to assess conditions at […]

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