Friday, August 9, 2019

Load shedding could continue until March 2020

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

URCA has requested for BPL to comply with power outage reports.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Insisting that Bahamas Power and Light’s (BPL) is now in a “catastrophic” position, Bahamas Electrical Workers Union (BEWU) President Paul Maynard said yesterday that consumers could be faced with load shedding to some extent until early next year.

“Forget the talk about us being in a crisis, we are in a catastrophe,” Maynard asserted.

His comments came on the heels of months-long power outages, which have forced BPL consumers to endure, in some instances, upward of four hours of no electricity.

Maynard said the current issues plaguing BPL are a result of three main challenges, the first of which was three downed power systems at BPL’s Blue Hills Power Plant.  Read more >>