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Circuit breaker blamed for Cable Beach outages

By MORGAN ADDERLEY

Tribune Staff Reporter

madderley@tribunemedia.net

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.

Customers in the western district of New Providence have complained electricity in the area was turned off on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings.

“On Monday, Feb 25, 2019 at 10.06am, a generator circuit breaker at BPL’s Skyline facility tripped,” Mr Parker said, adding customers in areas such as Skyline Lakes and the Baha Mar area were affected.

“Teams are on site working to resolve (the) issue and will provide updated information as soon as it becomes available,” he continued. “BPL expects to have the issue completely within 24 hours.”

Bahamas Electrical Workers Union President Paul Maynard reiterated that there was an issue at the company’s Skyline facility.

“We had some issues but it should be solved by the end of the day (Wednesday),” he told The Tribune yesterday.

On Wednesday last week, BPL carried out a load shedding exercise in the eastern area of New Providence that left customers without power for almost six hours.

Comments

John 5 years, 3 months ago

Well that wasn't the only problem, Some consumers eventually figured out there was a big brassy padlock on their service box, while they was waiting for two days for the power to come back on. Can imagine when the summer heat really start and those a/c's have to kick in as light bills already look like summer

TheMadHatter 5 years, 3 months ago

Those darn circuit breakers. Golly.

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