BEC sheds light on blackouts


Nassau, Bahamas – (Wednesday, July 25, 2012) The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) advises its customers in New Providence that it has restored supply to all areas following an island-wide outage on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Just before 3:00 pm on Wednesday, supply was restored to all areas in New Providence. BEC advises that it experienced a fault at its Albany Substation at approximately 12:27pm on Wednesday. The fault, which was caused by an equipment malfunction, was responsible for a total system shutdown of BEC’s generation, transmission and distribution networks.

BEC officials were immediately able to locate the problem area and began working to restore power within minutes. By 12:55 pm, the Corporation began restoring electricity supply to affected customers and the majority of customers had supplies restored in just over an hour.

BEC assures its customers that it will complete a thorough investigation of Wednesday’s outage to prevent the likelihood of any similar occurrences. Again, the Corporation extends its sincerest apologies to its customers in New Providence affected by the outage. BEC realizes, and remains fully committed, to its national responsibility to provide a safe and reliable source of electricity across The Bahamas.

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is a government owned public corporation which is committed to providing customers with safe, reliable electricity in a most cost-efficient manner. BEC, the premier provider of electricity in The Bahamas, operates generation, transmission and distribution systems throughout the archipelagic nation. The Corporation operates 30 generating plants in 25 island locations and has more than 100,000 customers.