BPL releases load-shedding schedule

BPL released load shedding schedule to general public this afternoon amid widespread public outcry for improved communication about outages.

Western NP to be affected first this afternoon.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – After weeks of public outcry for a schedule of planned outages, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), which has been load shedding for several weeks, released a schedule this afternoon of outages beginning today at 3 p.m.

According to the power company, load shedding will be carried out in two-hour rotations.

The areas that will first be affected, include Lyford Cay, Carmichael Road West, West Bay Street, S. C. McPherson, Batelco, and Williams Lane.

As of 5 p.m. customers in Abundant Life South, Bahamas Customs, Bernard Road, Prince Charles Drive East and John F. Kennedy are expected to be disconnected for two hours, BPL announced.

“We apologize for the inconvenience caused and commit to end the load shedding exercise as swiftly as possible,” BPL said.

“We will update as necessary.”

Areas expected to be impacted as of 7 p.m. include Ethel Street, Montell Heights, Ashley Road, Ridgeland Park East, Ridgeland Mall, Variety Auto Parts, Big Boys Restaurant, Englerston, Minnie Street, C.H Reeves School, Prince Charles Drive, Colony Village, Star Estates, Nassau East & North and Eastern Estates.

Portions of Winton Estates, Twynam Heights, Yamacraw Hill Road, Woodland Way, Adam Street, Bay Street, Princess Margaret Hospital, Doctor’s Hospital, Prison Lane, Sands Lane, Fort Fincastle, Mason’s Addition, Lewis Street, and Government House were also expected to be impacted at 7 p.m.

The remaining areas to be impacted between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. were Shirley Street (west), Prince George Wharf, Wellington Street, Hospital Lane, Laird Street, Fleming Street, Solomon’s Mine, Rawson Square, Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank of Canada, East Street, Kings Subdivision, ZNS Tower, South Winds Gardens, Blue Hill Road, Golden Gates #1, Sunshine Park, Seven Hills, Jasmine Gardens, Joan’s Height, Dorsettville, Domingo Heights, Richville Subdivision, Marcus Bethell Way, Tyler Street, portions of Boyd Subdivision, Nassau Street, College Avenue, Carter Street, Farrington Road east of Warren Street, Eden Street, Village Road, Cable Bahamas, Gleniston Gardens, Sea Breeze, Prince Charles Drive, Pepsi Company, East Park Estates and surrounding areas, Nassau Industrial, Caves Village, Sea Beach, portions of West Bay Street, Salem Baptist, Dominion Life, Quakoo Street, including all streets north to Hay Street, General Hardware, Diagnostic Centre, Rosetta Street portions of Centreville & Fort Fincastle, Church of God of Prophecy (East Street), Burial Ground Corner & side streets, Lobster Avenue, Mutton Fish Drive, Hill Crest subdivision, Seven Hills, Commonwealth Avenue, Post Office, Gull Gardens, St. Andrews Beach Estates, Treasure Cove, Port New Providence, Fire Trail Close, Mckinney Drive, Sunset Park, Carmichael Meadows, Jubliee Gardens, Cordeaux Avenue, Blue Hill Road (Tucker Road to Robinson Road), Cedar Street and Celery Drive.