By SANCHESKA BROWN
Tribune Staff Reporter
THE Bahamas Electricity Corporation yesterday said “engine failure” was the cause of several power outages in eastern and central New Providence on Monday night and Tuesday.
BEC’s Assistant Manager of Public Relations Stephen Gay said the first outage occurred shortly before midnight on Monday after a generator shut down at the corporation’s Clifton Pier plant.
“In about 20 minutes, we were able to get that generator up and the power was restored out west, but we had continued interruptions in the eastern area that lasted until Tuesday afternoon, as the generator kept tripping.”
By Tuesday afternoon power was restored to all customers.
The government began negotiations with American company PowerSecure International over a five-year BEC management contract in May, and signed a transition services agreement in late July.
At that time, Deputy Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis said the new plan would ensure fewer blackouts and power outages for the country.
A new BEC board was appointed on Monday.