Generator failure cuts power in WB and GT

| 19/03/2014

(CNS): Grand Cayman's power company left huge parts of the island without power on Wednesday afternoon following a generator failure at the CUC power plant in the industrial area of George Town. All of West Bay, Seven Mile Beach, Camana Bay down town George Town as well as most of the capital and out towards Crewe Road and beyond. The power outage began before 4pm and lasted for just under an hour, according to officials from the power provider who said crews worked hard to get the supply back an sceeded in doing so before 5pm.  

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  1. Anonymous says:

    50 year old generators burning bottom of the barrel diesel, and we get charged ridiculous rates to keep their shareholder's happy.  Maybe those shareholders should live here for a year and struggle with their CUC bills, I bet rates would decrease 50%.

    • Anonymous says:

      Over a thousand shareholders do live here and as a customer you can easily become a shareholder too. CUC's oldest generator is nowhere near 50 years old. The company is not even 50 years old.

    • Anonymous says:

      I will take that bet. I have been here for 33 years and am extrmely happy wth CUC. I try to buy a share wherever I find an extra few dollars. The service is dependable and, except for the cost of fuel and CI Governmenr duty, very reasonable. Try Haiti or Jamaica if you want lower costs.

    • Anonymous says:

      The generators are not 50 years old. Generators are retired at half that age. There are hundreds of CUC shareholders in Cayman. If the rates decreased 50% the company would go bust so I don't see any shareholder, on or off Island, wanting that.