Power restored to Grand Cayman

| 17/07/2010

(CUC): The sole electricity supplier for Grand Cayman says it restored power to all areas following an island wide outage yesterday (Friday 16 July). CUC says power was restored to all customers across Grand Cayman by 7:00 this morning and that the outage was caused by severe lighting strikes to its system. “CUC crews have been working hard to ensure that electricity is restored to all homes and businesses on Grand Cayman in a timely and safe manner,” a spokesperson said. Any customer who is still without electricity should call CUC’s outage hotline at 945-1282.

CUC apologises for any inconvenience this outage may have caused and would like to thank its valued customers their patience and understanding during the restoration process.
 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Ha!  CUC has so much power!

    And all theyhave to do is pose to us as a SAVIOR from the lightning strike!

    Then when there’s nobody looking, up and hike our CUC bills, as we can’t complain cause they have did so much for us.

    [a psychological trick]

     

  2. A Concerned Young Caymanian Father says:

    This is typical of CUC. They’ll soon implement higher charges, as if they aren’t killing us enough as it is! Think about this:

    My utility bill is CI$130.72.  That might seem low, but it’s actually a LOT higher that it should be, IMO.

    The breakdown is as follows:

    Facilities charge (meter rental) – CI$5.12

    Energy Charge – CI$49.87

    Lic. Reg. Fees – CI$0.00

    Fuel Cost – CI$75.73!!!

    That is just ABSOLUTELY ridiculous!! This company is the only company that passes ALL operating expenses on to it’s customersand government is only continuing to allow it. Now, they want to raise fuel costs, which means CUC will be charging us more for them to operate in this country!

  3. West Bayer In Urgent Need of Light says:

    Wish CUC would hurry and replace the street light on Boltin Ave, off the Town Hall Road in West Bay. That light has been out for the past two weeks and as of yet I have not seen a repair truck. The entire area is in darkness as a result.   Where’s a CUC truck when you need it?

    • noname says:

      I agree with the writer; I  frequently pass that way going home  from work near the corner of Boltin Ave in West Bay and I do confirm that that light has been blown for the past 3 weeks now.

      It reminds me of Ivan when everything was pitch black. CUC, the light truly needs your attention.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just got home from visiting the island and I have never in my life seen harder rain than what it was late Friday evening/Saturday morning. WOW!!, now that was some rain!

    I, too, was very impressed on how fast the power co. got everyone back up and running!

  5. durrrr says:

    thanks for the quick repair CUC!

  6. Anonymous says:

    do they know at CUC that back in 1749 Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod? 

    • Anonymouse says:

      I am pretty sure that CUC knows about the Lightning rod. Problem is, Copper is very expensive these days and they probably dont want to have to tab the cost on to your bill.

  7. Lightening Bolt says:

    I wonder if they going to take that off my utility billor it will be substituted with the words Repair & lightnening surge Charge Could not pass that one up

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, they’ll take that downtime off our bill just like WestStar gives you a deduction for all the times their channels and their services are off too. HAHAHAHAHA. Good chuckle. That’s what happens when a monopoly exists. Service? WTH is that? Take it or leave it. Nope, cant leave it, there are no other providers. So take it and take it, and pay for it no matter how much it sucks. *SIGH*