Outage in Abaco after ‘control system issue’

A “control system issue” at the Wilson City Power Station in Abaco led to a power outage on the island on Wednesday, Bahamas Power and Light acknowledged in a press release yesterday.

The outage began just before 5pm.

It “was a result of a control system issue at the Wilson City Power Station which caused all engines at the station to shut down, interrupting supply to all customers on mainland Abaco, Matt Lowes Cay, Lubbers Quarters, Tilloo, Channel and Cornish Cays,” BPL said.

BPL said a team was able to restore supply to communities north of Marsh Harbour – with the exception of Green Turtle Cay – using standby generation at the Cooper’s Town site.

“Meanwhile, technicians worked through the evening at the WCPS to resolve the control system issue and return the plant to service.

“At approximately 11.30pm (Wednesday), some communities in the north of Abaco were taken off supply in order to provide power to residents in Marsh Harbour and the cays who had not received supply since the outage began.

“At approximately 3am (Thursday), the issue at the WCPS was resolved, which allowed units at WCPS to be placed online and supplies were restored to all impacted customers.

“We apologise for the inconvenience and thank our customers for their patience,” BPL said.


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