Utility Regulation and Competition Office

Welcome to the website of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office of the Cayman Islands.

The Utility Regulation and Competition Office (OfReg) is the independent multisector regulatory authority established by the enactment of the Utility Regulation and Competition Law 2016 and commenced operations on 16 January 2017.

OfReg is an amalgamation of the Information and Communications Technology Authority (ICTA, and the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA), and the Petroleum Inspectorate, which hitherto had been a Department of the Government of the Cayman Islands.

While many of the functions previously carried out by the ICTA and ERA will continue as usual, in addition, OfReg is endowed with strengthened competition and consumer protection powers, as well as a duty to promote innovation in the sectors for which it has responsibility.

OfReg will provide the opportunity for consistency and collaboration in regulation across all sectors, better utilisation of skills and resources resulting in more efficient and effective regulatory processes, encourage competition where appropriate and feasible, champion sustainability and innovation across markets, and contribute to the economic and social goals of the Cayman Islands.

This website will be a work in progress for the immediate future as it will be undergoing continuous updates, so please bear with us. The links to the ICTA & ERA websites, and the Petroleum Inspectorate web pages will remain functional for some time to ensure continuity during the transition.

The management and staff of OfReg look forward to continuing to serve the people of the Cayman Islands as its new utilities regulator.

The Code of Ethics and Business Conduct of the Board of Directors

NOTICES

Date
Notice of Implementation of New Type Approval Process 15 August 2017

CONSULTATIONS

ICT 2017 - 2 - Consultation Notice of Consultation 19 September 2017
ICT 2017 - 2 - Consultation Consultation on Proposed Section 23(2) Regulatory Notice 19 September 2017
OF 2017 - 3 - Consultation Notice of Consultation 19 September 2017
OF 2017 - 3 - Consultation Consultation on Draft 2018 Annual Plan and Draft 2018 - 2022 Strategic Plan 19 September 2017
OF 2017 - 1 - Consultation Consultation Procedure Guidelines 5 May 2017
OF 2017 - 1 - Consultation EXTENSION NOTICE
OF 2017 - 1 - Consultation Responses
OF 2017 - 2 - Consultation Consultation on the proposed Guidelines on the Criteria
for the Definition of Relevant Markets and the Assessment
of Significant Market Power
1 June 2017
OF 2017 - 2 - Consultation Responses
OF 2017 - 2 - Consultation Notice for Reply Comments 23 June 2017
OF 2017 - 2 - Consultation Reply Comments
ICT 2017 - 1 - Consultation Notice of Consultation

DETERMINATIONS

OF 2017 - 2 - Determination
&
OF 2017 - G2 - Guidelines

Guidelines on the Criteria for the Definition of Relevant
Markets and the Assessment of Significant Market Power
OF 2017 - 1 - Determination
&
OF 2017 - G1 - Guidelines
Consultation Procedure Guidelines
ICT 2017 - 1 - Determination Pole Attachment Reservation Fees
(Please refer to http://www.icta.ofreg.ky for
access to the Background Documents)
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