March 8, 2018
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BPL BILLS HIKE ‘FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN’: Retail chief brands fuel charge rises ‘completely insane’
The Bahamas Federation of Retailers co-chair yesterday warned that electricity fuel charge hikes of up to 163 percent will be “the final nail in the coffin” for COVID-ravaged businesses yet to regain financial viability.
ELEUTHERA residents are dissatisfied about the inability of Bahamas Power and Light to provide uninterrupted service on the island.
BAHAMAS Power & Light Company’s hedging deal is still in place and will continue to cover a portion of the electricity provider’s fuel costs until next year, Latrae Rahming, director of communications in the Office of the Prime Minister, said yesterday.
BAHAMAS Power and Light Company is at the advanced stage of their restoration efforts in Abaco post Hurricane Dorian, according to chief operating officer Ian Pratt.
BAHAMAS Power and Light Company has blamed an issue at its Blue Hills station for an electricity outage that hit numerous communities yesterday.
A FRUSTRATED Bahamas Power and Light employee has complained about staff being told they have to return to their home island of Abaco, where conditions are not suitable.
PARTS of New Providence suffered through power cuts over the weekend, leaving many residents angry.
POWER issues continued to plague New Providence yesterday with more Bahamas Power and Light customers experiencing outages across the island.
SEVERAL portions of New Providence were struck by an electricity disruption yesterday due to a “problem” at Bahamas Power and Light’s Blue Hills Power Station.
HUNDREDS of homes in New Providence were without power for hours yesterday because of a “mechanical failure” at BPL.
MORE than a year after Hurricane Dorian hit, Bahamas Power and Light has restored electricity connections to over 4,000 residential customers in Abaco.
HUNDREDS of families were left without power in New Providence for about six hours yesterday as Bahamas Power and Light grappled with “feeder trips”.
Tropical Depression Eta near 17.3N 86.5W 1002 mb at 4 PM EST moving NE at 6 kt. Maximum sustained winds 30 kt gusts 40 kt. Eta is moving toward North-Eastward at a faster forward speed of around 10 kt.
Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) is receiving 75 reconnection applications per week from residents and businesses seeking to rejoin an Abaco customer base that is just 50 percent of its pre-Dorian size.
Second homeowners yesterday said they were "rethinking our winter plans" after South Bimini was left without electricity for three days when a contractor cut Bahamas Power & Light's (BPL) cable.
BAHAMAS Power and Light customers have been plagued by frequent power cuts this month, affecting students who are using virtual learning platforms and some small businesses struggling to survive because of COVID-19.
AN issue at Bahamas Power and Light’s Clifton Pier station led to a “widespread” outage in New Providence last night, the utility provider said.
Bahamas Power and Light said all customers affected by Sunday night’s power outage have had their power restored.
BAHAMAS Power and Light experienced major engine disruption that caused an island-wide outage in New Providence on Friday.
SOME residents of Eastern New Providence were left without power for more than 10 hours after a car accident damaged a Bahamas Power and Light pole on Bernard Road.
SATURDAY UPDATES: All clear for New Providence, Andros, Abaco, Eleuthera – Hurricane Warning remains for Grand Bahama, Bimini, Berry Islands and neighbouring cays
10pm: A statement from BPL on power restoration efforts – Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd (BPL) wishes to confirm for customers that we have begun restoration efforts and have returned service to some of the feeders, but BPL continues to prioritize safety of our customers and staff as we recover from Hurricane Isaias.
AS Hurricane Isaias approaches, Bahamas Power and Light has announced a controlled shutdown of high-risk parts of the New Providence grid, starting at 8pm.
Sunday 19th July – Monday 20th July
BAHAMAS Power and Light reported a number of areas in New Providence were without power yesterday afternoon. According to a notice from BPL at 4.45pm yesterday, a portion of Sir Lynden Pindling Estates, Montgomery Avenue, Flamingo Gardens and Oak Ri
BAD weather was blamed as the cause of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) power outages in New Providence’s on Mother’s Day.
MANY customers voiced frustration Friday on Facebook over an electricity failure by Bahamas Power and Light Company leaving them without service.
Around one-third of Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) Family Island power generation capacity is “at or beyond the end of its life”, an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) report revealed yesterday.
BAHAMAS Power and Light Company yesterday revealed boat propellers were responsible for damaging undersea cables, which caused a major blackout in Harbour Island over the Christmas holiday. In a company statement BPL confirmed that cables connecting
Renewable energy providers yesterday warned it was “imperative” that the government clarify its plan to make users pay the debt servicing fee for Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) mega $650m refinance.
Bahamians “shouldn’t fool ourselves” that Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) woes have gone away amid the post-Dorian chaos, the Chamber of Commerce’s top executive warned yesterday.
IN roughly two weeks, Bahamas Power and Light expects to have fixed existing issues that have led to a 44-megawatt generation shortfall resulting in heavy load shedding.BPL said a replacement starting engine for unit one at Blue Hills Power Station t
ASSISTED living facilities and non-profit organisations dedicated to fight hunger in New Providence have lost medication, food and refrigerators due to daily load shedding exercises by Bahamas Power and Light. Phillip Poitier, proprietor of Gourmet
A RECENT fire at Bahamas Power and Light’s Clifton Pier Plant has had no bearing on ongoing load shedding in New Providence.
BAHAMAS Power and Light’s new $95m power plant will be complete by December 15, according to Edmund Phillips, Wärtsilä business development manager.
BAHAMAS Power and Light deputy chairman Stephen Holowesko has refuted media reports that his family’s company funded the purchase of seven new generators. In a statement issued yesterday, Mr Holowesko threatened legal action against the news outlet which aired the claims this week.
Citibank has been selected as the lead adviser for the $450m-$550m mega financial restructuring of Bahamas Power & Light (BPL), Tribune Business has been informed.
Bahamas Power and Light said it expects the three-hour load shedding rotation to continue. The areas currently affected are:
BAHAMAS Power & Light began releasing a schedule of power cuts yesterday as part of its load shedding exercises.
AS he apologised on behalf of the government for Bahamas Power and Light’s failure to offer uninterrupted service, Acting Prime Minister K Peter Turnquest revealed that generators from Grand Bahama are on the way to Nassau to assist with the continui
BAHAMAS Power and Light executives have urged consumers to submit claims in instances where they believe frequent disruptions might have damaged appliances. And as load shedding is expected to continue for several more days, the company is also makin
BAHAMAS Power & Light (BPL) yesterday said it plans to launch a bidding process within the next two weeks to seek permanent replacements for its fire-devastated Bimini generation units.
THE transportation of Wartsila tri-fuel generators and engines from the Arawak Cay Port to Bahamas Power & Light’s Clifton Pier site has been stalled because of weather issues, according to BPL board chairman Donovan Moxey.
A GENERATION shortage yesterday forced Bahamas Power and Light to institute load shedding, leaving customers in the eastern and western areas of New Providence without power for hours.
A LONG-promised probe into Bahamas Power & Light will begin soon after the government signed a contract with an investigative firm last week, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis revealed yesterday.
A TOP Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) executive yesterday admitted the utility has been forced to secure 25 megawatts (MW) of extra rental generation to meet the summer demand.
Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) managerial union yesterday said the utility’s generation reforms are “on the right path” while voicing fears about its members’ job security.
Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) will today unveil a $95m deal for a major upgrade of its New Providence generation capacity to take effect by summer’s end.
Family Island commercial leaders have called for small business electricity bills to be fixed amid rising fears over Bahamas Power & Light’s (BPL) imminent mass disconnection exercise.
Power outages which plagued the Cable Beach area earlier this week were a result of issues with a generator circuit breaker at Bahamas Power and Light’s Skyline facility, BPL’s Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker told The Tribune yesterday.
Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) carried out another load shedding exercise yesterday that left customers in the eastern area of New Providence without power for almost six hours.
Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) will start installing over 30,000 energy-efficient street lights during the 2019 first quarter in a bid to save the Government $3m per year.
A WIDESPREAD power outage struck New Providence yesterday due to a cable fault at Bahamas Power and Light’s Big Pond substation, leaving many residents without electricity for hours and delaying flights at Lynden Pindling International Airport.
A Bahamas Chamber of Commerce executive yesterday urged Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) to produce a plan to address high energy costs, questioning: “Is there any relief?”
THE union representing Bahamas Power and Light employees threatened to “shut the island down” yesterday, angered by workers being treated like “dogs” at the power provider’s Mall at Marathon branch.
AN electrical fire at Bahamas Power and Light’s Baillou Hills sub-station over the weekend left parts of southwestern New Providence without power for periods up to 12 hours.
NINE employees at Bahamas Power and Light were terminated this week after taking part in random drug testing, Bahamas Power & Light Chairperson Darnell Osborne confirmed yesterday.