CONTAMINATED: Bannister says bad batch of fuel has caused “challenges” at BPL

“If there are outages, they will be short and isolated, but we don’t anticipate widespread outages” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister yesterday revealed that Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) suspects it recently received a “contaminated” batch of fuel that has caused “challenges” with its engines. Speaking with […]

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Power restored to most of mainland Abaco communities, BPL reports

ABACO, BAHAMAS — According to Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), all mainland Abaco communities except Eastern Shores have had power restored after being knocked offline in Hurricane Dorian in September 2019. “As we have reported, power supply has been restored to all mainland communities with the exception of Eastern Shores, where work continues on the […]

STILL ON THE TABLE: Chairman insists BPL “working hard to close” on Shell agreement

“We are negotiating the best possible deal for the Bahamian people” Still no timeline for rate reduction bond NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) is “working hard to close” on its agreement with Shell North America, according to the company’s chairman, Dr Donovan Moxey. Moxey noted that apart from that arrangement, there are […]

Bannister: BPL bond placement “very soon”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Works Desmond Bannister said yesterday that although the pandemic has delayed Bahamas Power and Light’s $600 million rate reduction bond, it will be placed “very soon”. Bannister told Eyewitness News: “We’re going to bring some things to Parliament very soon so that we can move […]

Court of Appeal sets aside $6,000 unfair dismissal award of former BPL cashier

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Court of Appeal has set aside an Industrial Tribunal’s unfair dismissal award of $6,068 to a 25-year veteran of Bahamas Power and Light (BPL), who had been terminated for “lewd sexual activity” in the company’s cashier’s cage. Simone Fitzcharles, the Industrial Tribunal’s vice president, had ruled last year that Sherry Jennifer […]

BPL aiming for 15 percent power generation from solar or renewables by late 2025

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) is aiming to have 15 percent of its power generation needs across the country come from solar or renewable sources by late 2025, according to the company’s chairman, Dr Donovan Moxey. Moxey, who was addressing the Bahamas Business Outlook, acknowledged that the company’s electricity grid is currently […]

BPL “shoring up” generation fleet with rental units until Station D is complete

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Power and Light (BPC) has acquired four rental generation units to “shore up” its generation supply until the new Station D is completed, according to the company’s Director of Public Relations K Quincy Parker. The new Station D will house just over 100 megawatts (MW) of new power at the Clifton Pier Power Station. […]

BPL resolves Central Andros power issue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) said yesterday it had resolved issues that had resulted in repeated power outages in the Central Andros community. Quincy Parker, BPL Director of Public Relations said: “We had some issues with a piece of equipment on one of the generators that necessitated load shedding. The issue took […]

BPL experiencing “growing pains”

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Public Works Minister Desmond Bannister yesterday attributed Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) “growing pains” to the recent power outages in New Providence. His comments came amid frustration among some consumers over the interruptions to power supply over the past few weeks. On Monday, residents in numerous communities of New Providence were left […]

Exuma experiences several island-wide outages

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) has advised that after several island-wide outages in Exuma throughout the day, several areas have been fully restored. Power outages were experienced by residents from Hermitage to Williams Town, In a statement, the power company said around 6:07am, the west feeder on Exuma was knocked out after […]

Rolling outages on New Providence

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) customers on New Providence experienced several rounds of rolling power outages after a fault on its transmission network took two stations offline. The power company advised that around 12pm, while performing switching operations at the National Stadium, a fault on the transmission network resulted in both the […]