Some Still Waiting For Electricity

According to a statement released by the Bahamas Electricity Corporation early Saturday morning, teams were working to restore power supply to the remaining 10 per cent of customers left without service.

BEC spokeswoman Arnette Ingraham said there were pockets of areas still without electricity.

In the statement BEC stated  “that as areas and communities become re-energized there are  cases where residents in the same area or on the same streetmay not be restored at the same time.  In some cases, customers may be supplied by different high voltage lines or receive supply from different transformers.

“Moreover, there are a number of individual customer issues that require additional attention. BEC reminds customers of its restoration plan which is to restore  major substations (which has been completed), followed by different communities, and finally to handle individual power related concerns.”

Electricity has been fully restored to Inagua, Great Harbour Cay, Rum Cay, Long Cay, North, Central and South Andros, Bimini and to most of Crooked Island.

BEC’s transmission and distribution networks were significantly damaged in several islands such as Abaco, Acklins, Cat Island, Crooked Island, Eleuthera, Exuma, Long Island and Mayaguana.

BEC has partnered with NEMA, BTC and the Caribbean Regional Electricity Generation to coordinate efforts to restore telephone and power.