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October, 2017

  • 11 October

    BPL Floats LNG for Wilson City Plant

    According to a Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) board member speaking at the Abaco Business Outlook at the Abaco Beach Resort on September 28 the power company is considering converting the Wilson City plant on Abaco to a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, instead of a diesel facility

August, 2017

  • 11 August

    Poor Customer Service

    The second most aggravating and annoying thing behind the constant power outages is that when I call to be sure they know we are out and they do not answer their phone. I just want to confirm they know we are out and get some idea as to when they …

  • 11 August

    From the Editor’s Desk: Patience?

    As we hit the middle of August and the end of the traditional tourist season we can reflect on the last handful of months. Coming off the giddy highs of election fever, Abaco focused inward again first to vote for their local government then to grapple with ongoing problems of …

  • 11 August

    URCA to Host Abaco Consultation Meetings in Coming Months

    As the independent regulator of the electricity sector (ES) in The Bahamas, The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority, URCA has initiated its public consultation process on the Bahamas Power & Light Company Ltd’s, (BPL), consumer protection plan, (CPP).  BPL provides electricity to over 100,000 customers in New Providence and the …

  • 11 August

    MP Hears Concerns During Series of Constituency Meetings

    On August 2, 2017 James Albury, Member of Parliament for Central / South Abaco, met with constituents in Hope Town to hear about the concerns affecting them in their township and in Abaco generally. Roughly 50 people were in attendance and met in the new St. James Hope Town Community …

  • 11 August

    Wilson City Power Station Tests Necessary for System Improvements

    As reported in the last issue of The Abaconian, Bahamas Power & Light conducted their planned “series of tests” at its Wilson City Power Station during several days starting July 25 through August 4. For residents, the tests resulted in hours of repeated power outages across the island. The island’s …

July, 2017

  • 13 July

    Power Outage Spoils Independence Celebrations; Residents on Edge

    Instead of culminating a grand evening of celebrating the country’s independence with fireworks and Junkanoo, Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) stepped in to steal the show as the Junkanoo group marched around the, now dark, BAIC Park.

  • 13 July

    From the Editor’s Desk: Love, unity & Electricity

    While this past holiday weekend should have been spent celebrating our nation’s Independence, the talk of the town clearly revolved around the failure of BEC and BPL to provide reliable electrical current – or any communication of the problems for that matter.

  • 13 July

    Green Turtle Cay Suffering from Extended Power Outages

    While residents of most of Abaco are certainly frustrated with recent power outages, residents and guests of Green Turtle Cay are exasperated as they are experiencing excessively longer outages.

June, 2017

  • 30 June

    Constant Power Blackouts and Poor Communication Frustrate Abaconians

    She explained the issue occurring on June 19 resulted due to the completely computerized system the plant uses. Manual overrides are not built into the system to prevent further damage and in order to restart generation system diagnostics must be performed according to programming.