BPL: Power to be restored to Abaco within weeks

BPL: Power to be restored to Abaco within weeks

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) officials expect to restore
 power to communities in Marsh Harbour, Abaco in the coming weeks, according to a statement yesterday.

Infrastructure in Marsh Harbour and other portions of Abaco was stripped by 
Hurricane Dorian in early September.

The power company said it expected to energize the rebuilt transmission line from the
 Wilson City Power Station to a newly built temporary substation at the Marsh 
Harbour Power Station on Saturday.

Electricity has been restored in south Abaco from the
 Wilson City Power Station to Sandy Point, and in north Abaco, from Cooper’s Town
 to Crown Haven, the release stated.

BPL said teams were working from Cooper’s Town south to Black Woods, where
 power is expected to be restored in two weeks.

Those teams were expected to continue working south to Treasure Cay Ferry 
Terminal, where a temporary power station is expected to power Green Turtle Cay 
within three weeks.

BPL said it was extremely grateful to the Caribbean Electric Utility Services
 Corporation and the teams from the British Virgin Islands and Belize, which assisted 
with the effort to restore power to consumers in North Abaco.

“They had been in The Bahamas as part of the response by the Caribbean Electric
Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) to the call put out by The Bahamas after part s
of the country were ransacked by Hurricane Dorian in early September,” BPL said.


New Providence


Meanwhile, scores of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) customers in portions of
 western New Providence were left powerless yesterday afternoon due to “technical difficulties”.

In a statement, BPL explained the outage was caused by a circuit trip.

The areas reportedly affected included Prospect North, and portions of Prospect Ridge, though there were reports of outages in other surrounding areas.

BPL said technicians were dispatched to investigate and address the 
issue.

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Are they going to send teams to check out all the substations that are exposed, the toppled over cement BPL meter stands and electrical boxes before they turn on power? Because if they do not there will be many fires

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