What is it?
Other high-performing utilities within the Emera family have proactive preventative maintenance plans in place to protect T&D infrastructure, and we are putting a similar plan in place here at GBPC. The plan ensures that connections and equipment are properly maintained and operating our T&D system. The maintenance plan encompasses regular testing and maintenance of key pieces of equipment such as transformers, circuit breakers, batteries and switches.
Why are we doing it?
A formal preventative maintenance program will strengthen and protect our infrastructure across Grand Bahama Island and provide more reliable electricity service to our customers. With this program in place, we’ll catch system weaknesses before they lead to failure and outages.
How does it benefit the customer?
Again, this aspect of our T&D improvement plan will lead to reduced outages due to faulty equipment and improve reliability.