BPL restores power after outage on Sunday night

Bahamas Power and Light said all customers affected by Sunday night’s power outage have had their power restored.

In a statement posted on Facebook, BPL said: “Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) confirms that at 6:24PM Sunday evening, teams were working at Clifton Pier Power Station (CPPS) to return one of the major generation units to service following maintenance and repairs.

“As these works were progressing, a transformer at CPPS connecting to Station A tripped offline, which led to the disconnection of three engines from the grid. This, in turn, led to a widespread outage. Teams worked assiduously to address the issue, and by 9:39PM were able to resolve the issue such that all customers affected by the outage had their power restored. Investigations continue into the root cause of the trip, following which ameliorating actions will be taken. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank our customers for their patience.”


KapunkleUp 3 years, 5 months ago

The least BEC/BPL can do is be honest in their PR statements. “We apologize for the inconvenience and thank our customers for their patience.” - is about as truthful as ____ (<- insert words here).

A much more appropriate and truthful press release would be: “We apologize for the 1000’s time but don’t really care about your inconvenience. We thank our customers, not that you have a choice of providers, for your patience and take this opportunity to remind you that your bill is past due.”


Clamshell 3 years, 5 months ago

Yes, let’s re-open the nation, with the Ministry of Tourism adopting a new slogan: “More Covid, No ‘Lektricity! It’s Better in Da Bahamas! And Y’all Remember to Vacation in Place! It’s A VIP Experience!”


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