Bahamians across the board are utterly disgusted with the nation’s monoply utility company after suffering almost daily power outages in 90 degree heat.
Blackouts resulting from electrical load shedding has Bahamians taking solutions provided in the National Energy Policy seriously with Bahamians being encouraged to buy solar photovoltaic panels.
For years, it was a crime to generate your own power outside the BEC grid. Now, after admitting their incompetence, BEC wants people with generators to use them.
BEC has warned residents throughout New Providence that there will be plenty more power cuts until the inept company can restore their failed generators.
The Ministry of the Environment wants the public to be aware that the Compact Florescent Lamp (CFL) Programme came to a close.
As Bahamians, we have come to sadly accept several unacceptable things when it comes to service delivery from the state. We accept that Bahamasair will always lose money and that taxpayers should fund it; we also accept that the Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) cannot keep the lights on.
Monday afternoon, for the third time in a week, the residents of Cable Beach and other areas of Nassau, were without power.
Electrical power demands at Baha Mar, once the development is fully operational, will exceed the total daily power demand of Abaco during the peak summer months.
A report funded by the IDB says BEC spent too much money on outside consutants and warned that the absence of clear rules and policies, coupled with the lack of punishment for rogue employees is undermining the state-owned utility.