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Announcement - Power Update @ 11am on May 7th, 2008

May 7, 2009

The Grand Bahama Power Company wishes to apologize for the prolonged interruptions experienced over the past two days.

On Tuesday May 5th, while the largest generator, Unit 13, was undergoing planned routine maintenance, two other generators experienced failures resulting in interruption of service to approximately 4,000 customers. These failures required the company to implement their feeder rotation program between 5:00p.m. – 11:00p.m. At 6:30p.m. on May 6th, a third generator went off line due to a mechanical failure. The loss of this generator forced the company to lengthen and broaden the scope of it’s planned feeder rotation program.

Currently, the feeder rotation program is still in progress, impacting approximately 5,000 customers. Grand Bahama Power Company continues to work diligently to return the generators to service and ensure that power is restored to all customers in the fastest time possible

The Grand Bahama Power Company is asking all customers to conserve energy by:

  • Only using necessary lights
  • Restricting use of dryers, washing machines and irons
  • Turning off water heaters and or A/C units Grand Bahama Power Company will continue to provide updates throughout the afternoon.