Power outages across Grand Cayman Thursday

| 27/06/2013

(CNS): CUC has said that the power outages affecting customers in some areas of Grand Cayman on Thursday were due to a temporary loss of electricity supply to two generating units within the North Sound Road Power Plant. Customers in parts of Rum Point, Bodden Town, George Town, West Bay Road and West Bay experienced interruption to their electricity service between 12:55pm and 2:45pm today (Thursday 27 June). However, CUC said that their crews worked safely to identify the problem and restore power as quickly as possible with service being restored to all customers by 2:45pm. 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    We will forever be subject to such outage as long as CUC do not service their engines! When last did they have those engines got pulled down and serviced? This service procedure should be mandatory, and an added clause in the Agreement with government in order that we the poor consumer will not be tagged with neglience coverage to our already high billings. Drive your vehicles for 3-4 years without oil change and full service and see what will happen? Ask CUC for results! If CUC don't care for their employees who venture their life in grease and live wires each day, how can they care two bits for us the customer. They boast each year of their gains and increases but when last did their workers had a  little bonus or thank you card? When?  What year? Only a measley coupon worth $50 once a year to either pick up a turkey or ham from a supermarket! "Shame"! CUC should be ashame of their actions when the entire globe is suffering from an economycrisis. Nothing last forever, only salvation and the Bible don't lie "The rich shall get richer and the poor will get poorer" BUT there is also a penalty for oppressing people "Woe unto them that oppress my people" so CUC go ahead and oppress the people "pay back time" is just around the corner. Iron emgines has backfired, so I pray some good company will step up to the plate and offer the Cayman Islands some good sound "competition" against your greed and monthly stress of the entire nation! Where is Uncle Dart? Please wink an eye at this situation. There MUST be a better way! Afterall, you are not going anywhere, you are one of us and not afraid to spend your money on development! And I been wanted to say "thank you" for putting bread on many Caymanian tables!  Truth! and my apologies to those who are blind to the facts of just what is happening in our little island. God bless!

  2. CaymanVisitor says:

    It could be worse. I refer you to Barefoot's song "B.E.C.", a fine recording of which you will find on YouTube.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This exact same senario happend some years ago.

    CUC anounces a rate hike, everybody complains and crows foul.

    CUC cuts the current so we all realize who really has THE POWER !!!!!

    NO AC = NO HAPPY;-(      There will not be much more complaining.

    Mission accomplished.

  4. Anonymous says:

    This is where we need a second provider on island!

    • Anonymous says:

      You do know a second provider will still mean the same grid network don't you?  No, you don't or you would not have posted this.

  5. Kadafe says:

    Please replace those old units now with fuel efficient models so we can at least save on the ridiculous fuel cost side of the bill. Please!

    • Anonymous says:

      why would they do that?… they have no incentive to make things more effecient….they have garaunteed returns already…

      welcome to wonderland….

  6. Anonymous says:

    Does anyone else notice that these “failures” always occur after CUC announces rate increases. It is uncanny. Almost orchestrated so they can justify it by marketing the “reason” they need to increase rates.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Didn't CUC state that everything was good and the increase was to ensure they can power everything for the summer??? More BS.  And there is nothing we can do about it but keep paying them!!!

  8. Anonymous says:

    summer is here, Cuc can’t keep up so the rolling blackouts start , what,s new? we continue to pay high bills for the same service.people got stuck in traffic businesses lost customers plus other inconveniences and CUC rolls on.

  9. Anonymous says:

    What’s going on? My bill this month is outrageously high! How I see it. If they have old parts then get rid of them! Fed up with CUC. They need to stop forcing us to constantly repair crap! Get new stuff and let us pay once! Stop the seesawing with our bills. Please!

    • Anonymous says:

      Review your bills from the last few months and identify where the diference actually come from. Then include these facts in your post so that it can be judged based on those facts. Complaints without facts are usually classified as a simple rant and ignored.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Some businesses had to close due to the loss of power. Are CUC going to compensate them or give them a bill deduction? CUC-  another company with no accountability.They can pretty much do whatever they want here – we allow them to do so. Roll on the competition coming.

    • Anonymous says:

      You find an electricity company anywhere that is liable for consequential loss of profits blamed on a service interruption.  You won't because they could never do business if they were at that risk.

    • Anonymous says:

      You do get a bill deduction. If there is no electricity then your meter is not spinning.

  11. Rorschach says:

    Yeah, my foot…last week CUC raised their rates..everybody cried foul…this week CUC cuts power in the hottest part of the day to different parts of the island…remind people how much they enjoy the a/c..and how hard life is without power…now NOBODY complainin about high power rates…think Joey fool??

  12. Anonymous says:

    Oh but please charge us more for no power

  13. Anonymous says:

    What caused the temporary loss of electricity supply to two generating units within the North Sound Road Power Plant?

    • Cayman Mama says:

      I suspect it was the proverbial frog!

    • Anonymous says:


    • Anonymous says:

      Inefficient infrastructure and procedures, and the bills keep going up so we can pay for them to continue this.  And the Directors keep reporting profits each year.  Perhaps the Directors could see their way to accepting less profit and improving the infratructure generally across the island as it is desperately needed.   The current system is archaic and simply cannot cope with the amount of power it has to generate.

      • Anonymous says:

        You seem to think CUC's profits are increasing when in fact they have been decreasing and 2012 was lowest profit level in the last ten years.

    • Anon says:

      The equipment is old and patched up. But why change it when the customer has no choice? Wo cares if the equipment is not efficient? Why would they change it when they can turn around and charge us more.

      Competition is needed now and then watch the cup rates mysteriously drop.