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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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