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Hundreds left without power after 'feeder trips'

HUNDREDS of families were left without power in New Providence for about six hours yesterday as Bahamas Power and Light grappled with “feeder trips”.

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BPL | SkyGuard Tropical Storm Warning (eAlert 5)

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.

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BPL's Abaco customer base just 50% of pre-Dorian size

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.

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Contractor's error causes three-day South Bimini outage

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.

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Another power cut leaves families and students struggling

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.

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Two power outages over weekend

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.

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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.

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Island-wide outage after BPL engine disruption

BAHAMAS Power and Light experienced major engine disruption that caused an island-wide outage in New Providence on Friday.

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Ten hours without power for one pole!

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.

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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.

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BPL announces controlled shutdown starting at 8pm

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.

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BPL / SKYGuard Long Range Tropical Weather Development Forecast(s)

Sunday 19th July – Monday 20th July

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BPL reports cuts

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

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BPL blames bad weather for outages

BAD weather was blamed as the cause of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) power outages in New Providence’s on Mother’s Day.

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BPL electrical failure on Friday morning

MANY customers voiced frustration Friday on Facebook over an electricity failure by Bahamas Power and Light Company leaving them without service.

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BPL: One-third of Out Island generation ‘at end of its life’

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.

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BPL: Boat propeller damaged Harbour Island cable

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

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Renewables stunned over paying BPL fee

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.

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BPL solution ‘must be around corner’

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.

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BPL sets sights on two-week deadline on power shortfall

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

Medicine, food, refrigerators lost to daily BPL load shedding

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

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‘Recent fire had no direct effect on load shedding’

A RECENT fire at Bahamas Power and Light’s Clifton Pier Plant has had no bearing on ongoing load shedding in New Providence.

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New $95m power plant will be ready by December 15

BAHAMAS Power and Light’s new $95m power plant will be complete by December 15, according to Edmund Phillips, Wärtsilä business development manager.

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BPL deputy chairman to sue Eyewitness News

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.

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Citibank to head BPL refinancing of up to $550m

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.

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BPL announces areas currently affected by load shedding

Bahamas Power and Light said it expects the three-hour load shedding rotation to continue. The areas currently affected are:

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BPL begins to release its load shedding schedule

BAHAMAS Power & Light began releasing a schedule of power cuts yesterday as part of its load shedding exercises.

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Energy reinforcements coming from Freeport as load shedding continues

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

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BPL urges customers to submit claims

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

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BPL to launch bid process for Bimini

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.

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Transportation of huge generators for BPL delayed by adverse weather

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.

New Providence hit by load shedding - again

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.

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Contract signed for BPL probe

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.

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BPL adds 25MW to meet forecast summer demand

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.

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Power managers: Job fears, but ‘on right path’

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.

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BPL to unveil $95m power plant boost

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.

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Fixed light bills urged for small Out Island firms

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.

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Circuit breaker blamed for Cable Beach outages

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.

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Eastern area hit by load shedding admits BPL

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.

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Govt takes street to 20% energy use cut

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.

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I’M DREAMING OF A LIGHTS-ON CHRISTMAS: Power outages sweep island ahead of holiday

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.

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‘We cannot sit back and take’ BPL hike

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?”

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‘I’ll shut down island’ threat - over one manager

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.

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Sub-station blaze hits power for thousands

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.

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BPL: Nine fail drug testing

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.

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