CUC and CBP&L battling to keep power on

| 29/09/2010

(CNS): Update 2:32pm Wednesday – A 30 minute power outage on Cayman Brac was cause by a tree falling off the Bluff, CB Power & Light Co General Manager Jonathan Tibbetts said.  P&L staff are working in the rain to keep the system up but Tibbetts said that there were many weather related problems appearing and if there were too many for the crews to handle they might have to close down the power later today to protect the system. Electricity consumers in certain areas of Grand Cayman have been experiencing sporadic power outages as a result of the ongoing inclement weather, the local power company said this morning. However CUC said it was working to ensure power was restored as quickly as possible on each occasion.

Power interruptions have been ongoing throughout Wednesday morning in certain areas such as Prospect and Spotts/Newlands but outages have usually been limited to less than 30 minutes a spokesperson for the firm stated. At 11:00pm last night customers in the Breakers, Frank Sound and East End areas were without power due to an electrical fault on the distribution lines also as a result of the severe weather conditions.

Line crews repairing the fault were hampered throughout the night and early Wednesday morning by strong winds and heavy squalls. Service was restored to customers at approximately 2:00am on Wednesday morning. A similar problem reoccurred on the lines at approximately 3:00am and the Company’s line crews were again hampered by the inclement weather. Service was periodically restored to customers throughout the morning and all customers were restored by 7:30am CUC stated.
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Customers experiencing power outages should call the Company’s 24-hour fault reporting number at 945-1CUC (1282). CUC regrets the inconvenience to customers in the affected areas.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well done CUC – perhaps you can you assist Weststar also! 

  2. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know where the power was restored at East End last night but it went off around 10:10 and was restored around 6:15 am.  Thanks to CUC as the weather was and continues to be very nasty in East End.