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Loadshedding for Monday night

BPL has announced loadshedding scheduled for Monday night following a three hour rotation for industrial self generating GAP consumers.

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Weather and engine problems combine to batter New Providence

A FAILED engine and inclement weather contributed to a weekend of power outages for Bahamas Power and Light customers across New Providence.

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BPL’s multi-fuel engines to arrive in early May

THE seven multi-fuel engines that will power Bahamas Power and Light’s new $95m electricity plant are scheduled to arrive in the capital on May 4 and will take 23 days to be placed.

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Customers suffer power outages

PARTS of New Providence experienced power outages yesterday due to a tripped generator, Bahamas Power and Light Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker said yesterday.

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Regulators warn BPL: Be ‘fair’ in your probe

Regulators have warned Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) to be “fair, transparent and non-discriminatory” over any probe into whether its customers are using “fake energy saving devices”.

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Union accuses government of cover-up

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) representatives yesterday suggested the government was attempting to “cover up” the roles some employees at Bahamas Power and Light allegedly played in the vendor fraud scheme by “picking out” portions of the E

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Analysis finds catalogue of problems in utility firm’s processes

IN its analysis of Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) accounting data, Ernst & Young found numerous irregularities, including payouts to some companies that were not registered with the Corporate Business Registry and more than $3m in payouts to vendors with tax identification number (TIN) anomalies.

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BPL bosses vow: We can deliver

Bahamas Power and Light’s new chief executive said yesterday that he and the company’s Board of directors are ready to take on the challenge of turning the beleaguered electricity provider to a “state of the art” and “world class” entity.

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BPL disconnectors 'facing threats' after 'bribe' claims

BAHAMAS Power and Light disconnectors are facing harsh criticism and in some cases threats from consumers in the wake of remarks by BPL Chairwoman Darnell Osborne, who recently said 40 per cent of disconnected customers were being reconnected illegal

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BPL manager vows to fight sacking

ANOTHER senior manager at Bahamas Power and Light has been terminated, The Tribune can confirm.

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PowerSecure business plan shows depth of BPL struggles

A STRUGGLING and financially burdensome Bahamas Power & Light has been a nuisance for Bahamians for many years, and PowerSecure’s business plan, finally released Wednesday, details in depth the extent of the challenges that plague the company.

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Secret plan to axe 233 jobs

POWERSECURE wanted to reduce Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) staff by more than 200 workers, believing it could have saved the company “about $20m” doing so, according to the company’s long-concealed BPL business plan.

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40% of users disconnected now hook up illegally

NEARLY half of Bahamas Power and Light’s disconnected customers are reconnected illegally by paying “bribes” to employees, a problem officials are hoping to rectify by launching a new automated system within a year, BPL Chairwoman Darnell Osborne told The Tribune.

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BPL gives update on southern islands

At 2pm Bahamas Power and Light issued an update on the situation in the south islands.

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Union: BPL suspensions a sideshow

BAHAMAS Electrical Workers Union  representatives yesterday scoffed at the suspension of two managers from Bahamas Power & Light  amid an investigation into a more than $2m fraud scheme uncovered earlier this year, claiming those “put on the shelf” this week “played no major role” in the alleged matter.

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'Series of tests' behind power outages on Abaco

THE recent wave of power outages in Abaco were the result of "a series of tests" at Bahamas Power & Light's Wilson City Power Station, the utility provider said.

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New BPL chairperson urges 'patience'

NEWLY appointed Bahamas Power and Light chairperson Darnell Osborne has urged “patience” among consumers while tying the new BPL Board to a loose timeline of a “few months” to enforce changes to spark improvements with the electricity provider.

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Outrage over BPL's $1.1m bonus money

DEPUTY Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest yesterday railed against PowerSecure’s reported performance bonus of $1.1m under the former Christie administration, calling it “inconsistent with the desire for improved results” in electricity service from Bahamian consumers.

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Copper thieves blamed for latest round of power outages affecting Abaco

BAHAMAS Power and Light yesterday blamed “copper theft” and “distribution challenges” for the constant power outages that have plagued Abaco in the past few weeks. In a statement, BPL apologised for the frequent blackouts and said the company is “w

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New BPL board to be in place tomorrow - and to be told to keep lights on

THE new Bahamas Power and Light board will “be in place on Wednesday,” according to Works Minister Desmond Bannister who said the group’s first priority is tackling the utility provider’s “inability to keep the lights on.” In an interview with The T

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BPL puts three managers on leave during theft probe

SEVERAL managers attached to a department at Bahamas Power and Light have been placed on leave while a forensic audit is being carried out on the utility provider’s finances, Works Minister Desmond Bannister confirmed yesterday.

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Lightning forces power outages

BAHAMAS Power and Light yesterday blamed a lightning storm for a series of outages in New Providence Tuesday night into Wednesday morning that left some customers without electricity for nearly 16 hours.

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BPL building shut down in theft probe

THE administration building at Bahamas Power and Light’s Big Pond office was shut down to staff and customers over the weekend, while a forensic audit was being carried out on the utility provider’s finances, The Tribune understands.

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Fault causes island-wide blackout

BAHAMAS Power and Light yesterday blamed Thursday’s island-wide outage on a “cable failure” and reassured customers that the utility provider would find “immediate solutions to this problem and long-term strategies to prevent a recurrence.”

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BPL investigates island-wide outage

BAHAMAS Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) is investigating the cause of an island-wide outage which began in New Providence just before 3pm Thursday.

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Weather conditions blamed for early morning power outage

BAHAMAS Power and Light (BPL) has blamed yesterday’s early morning power outage on “adverse” weather.

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Equipment at fault for series of BPL outages

THE “catastrophic” island-wide outages that plagued New Providence late last year stemmed from widespread equipment failures at the Clifton Pier Power Station, according to Bahamas Power and Light.

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FNM will seek to privatise BPL

THE Free National Movement says it will privatise the Bahamas Electricity Corporation, now called Bahamas Power and Light, if it is elected to office this year and will ensure that the utility provider is owned by Bahamians through majority shareholding.

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BPL completes investigation into recent outages

Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) has completed its investigations into recent power outages on New Providence.

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Power outage for more than 12 hours

SOME residents in western New Providence were without power for more than 12 hours yesterday, as Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd battled a “substantial” problem at its Windsor Field substation.

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Investigation into island-wide blackout

NEW Providence suffered an island-wide blackout early Friday morning, prompting an investigation by Bahamas Power and Light Ltd (BPL), officials said yesterday.

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BPL denies rise in price of electricity after storm

BAHAMAS Power & Light (BPL) denied yesterday that the company is shortchanging Bahamians by spiking electricity prices - while last night many residents were affected by a widespread power outage.

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