Tag: Utility Regulation and Competition Office

Former C&W employee is new OfReg board chair

Former C&W employee is new OfReg board chair

| 06/09/2021 | 36 Comments

(CNS): Rudy Ebanks has taken over the chairmanship of the Board of Directors for Utility Regulation and Competition (OfReg). The former chair of the beleaguered watchdog, Linford Pierson, resigned following the election. Although OfReg is widely considered a costly but failing watchdog that is not fit for purpose, Pierson blamed everyone but the regulator at […]

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OfReg opens public opinion survey

OfReg opens public opinion survey

| 01/07/2021 | 33 Comments

(CNS): The beleaguered utilities regulator, OfReg, is opening up itself for more direct criticism with the launch of two online customer service surveys, one for business and one for the general public. OfReg Chief Executive Officer Malike Cummings said while there is some overlap in the questions, one of the surveys is intended for operators […]

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OfReg searches for more consultants

OfReg searches for more consultants

| 27/05/2021 | 59 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) will be spending more public cash on consultants in the coming months after issuing two requests for proposals, one for a study on the value of solar energy to the country and the second for a new public relations agency. According to the regulator, the solar consultants […]

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OfReg ordered to reveal names in gas station tests

OfReg ordered to reveal names in gas station tests

| 21/05/2021 | 124 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED FRIDAY 4:40pm: Efforts by OfReg to protect retail petrol stations that are found selling poor quality fuel have been thwarted by the ombudsman in a major breakthrough for consumers. A freedom of information request had been made for the names of stations selling deficient gas, which were exposed during the regulator’s periodic inspection. […]

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OfReg blames COVID for dragging heels on fuel spill

OfReg blames COVID for dragging heels on fuel spill

| 17/05/2021 | 19 Comments

(CNS): The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) claims it is taking “appropriate actions regarding a tank leak” at the Rubis Terminal in late 2019. Following a report on CNS last week about a review of the spill, which blamed the fuel supplier for not dealing with a corroded tank, the regulator said it had […]

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Rusted Rubis tank leaked over 3,686 gallons of diesel

Rusted Rubis tank leaked over 3,686 gallons of diesel

| 10/05/2021 | 72 Comments

(CNS): A rusty storage tank at Jackson Point suffered a “bottom plate failure resulting from severe rust and degradation due to corrosion”, which was preventable, according to an independent investigation report into a spill at the Rubis terminal in South Sound in November 2019. The report, which has been acquired by CNS, shows that the […]

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Miller confirms facts in PAC’s OfReg report

Miller confirms facts in PAC’s OfReg report

| 10/12/2020 | 49 Comments

(CNS): Following the false evidence given by OfReg Board Chairman Linford Pierson to the Public Accounts Committee, Ezzard Miller MP, the chairman of the committee, has called on government to remove him. But he also made it clear to parliament on Thursday that the controversial report, which Speaker McKeeva Bush had tried to stop becoming […]

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OfReg proposes new CORE rate for green power

OfReg proposes new CORE rate for green power

| 15/10/2020 | 14 Comments

(CNS): OfReg has proposed that CUC customers who are part of the power company’s green energy programme will receive just over 13 cents per kWh for the newly transferred allocation of 1-megawatt of capacity. This tranche of potential power provision is being moved from the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) programme to the Customer-Owned Renewable Energy […]

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OfReg creates independent internet speed test

OfReg creates independent internet speed test

| 10/09/2020 | 46 Comments

(CNS): While there are already dozens of free tools online that allow users to measure their real time upload and download internet speeds, OfReg has created one of its own, allowing it to independently monitor local providers. The creation of the tool cost just over $2,100, officials said, giving the regulator “a transparent and independent […]

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PAC strikes record of Pierson’s claims

PAC strikes record of Pierson’s claims

| 22/07/2020 | 45 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED WITH VIDEO: The Public Accounts Committee has struck from its records allegations made by the chairperson of the OfReg board about the auditor general’s report on the regulator, which were made during the hearings last week. Claims made by Linford Pierson that the audit was inaccurate in several areas were refuted on Thursday […]

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OfReg exec jobs advertised day after PAC

OfReg exec jobs advertised day after PAC

| 20/07/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): The timing of advertisements placed in the local print media for the executive director positions for both the ICT and electricity sectors at OfReg were “purely coincidental”, said the CEO Malike Cummings, and “not in any way tied to the incumbents’ testimonies during the current Public Accounts Committee”. The senior jobs held by Alee […]

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