GBPC makes great strides in restoration efforts following Hurricane Dorian

GBPC makes great strides in restoration efforts following Hurricane Dorian

Power company recently expanded efforts to flood areas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) has restored power to over 90 per cent of its consumers with dry homes in non-flooded areas, the company has reported.

In a statement, GBPC said, “Our restoration efforts expanded recently to flood areas due to the unwavering support from those of our Emera affiliates (TECO & PIKE), the Industrial community right here in Freeport and the Grand Bahama Port Authority Building and Development Services team who is working closely with our team to inspect homes in areas that experienced flood damage to their electrical systems.”

GBPC added, “In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, restoration efforts continue to all residents throughout the island. Crews were deployed to communities in the eastern end of the island to assess our infrastructure and source innovative solutions to provide clean energy to the remaining residents there as over the bridge through to Sweetings Cay re-establishes and recovers.”

The company said it is committed to safely restoring the island of Grand Bahama following the passing of Hurricane Dorian.

“We know that customers are anxious to be connected and our crews continue to work in the remaining areas to ready those areas to be energized,” the company said. “Experience tells us that our system reliability will be plagued by small outages over the days and weeks to come, due to the beating that both our electrical system and our customers electrical systems took from Dorian.”