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The Bahamas Electricity Corporation sincerely apologizes to its customers in Abaco that have experienced periods of supply interruption, especially in the past week. The Corporation acknowledges that it has experienced ongoing challenges in its effort to make the Wilson City Power Station the primary source of power generation for the island of Abaco.

Press Release Regarding Recent Power Outages

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The Bahamas Electricity Corporation sincerely apologizes to its customers in Abaco that have experienced periods of supply interruption, especially in the past week. The Corporation acknowledges that it has experienced ongoing challenges in its effort to make the Wilson City Power Station the primary source of power generation for the island of Abaco.

The Wilson City Power Station continues to experience some ‘growing pains’ that have caused periods of supply interruption for Abaco residents. While most of these issues have been resolved, at present, challenges associated with a backup battery system at the plant have been responsible for recent outages. BEC has sourced technical expertise from external consultants who are presently assisting in resolving these issues.

In addition to this the Corporation has experienced challenges on its transmission and distribution network due to the impact of lightning.

Despite a considerable financial investment to protect its equipment, the continued theft of copper has left BEC’s system vulnerable to lightning strikes which have also led to further outages. The Corporation sincerely apologizes to its customers in Abaco who have been affected by these outages and assures them that all of its efforts are concentrated on quickly addressing its challenges to provide the consistent and reliable source of electricity that the Wilson City Power Station is more than capable of providing.

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