NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Widespread power outages experienced by consumers of Bahamas Power & Light (BPL) have prompted an investigation by the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA), who lamented the detrimental effects the outages have on the lives of residential and commercial consumers across the country.
“In the past two months alone, significant outages have occurred in Abaco, Acklins, North Andros, Cat Island, Exuma, Mayaguana, and New Providence. The outages were a combination of generation and transmission failures, third-party damage, and weather,” URCA acknowledged in a press statement.
“URCA has requested and received outage reports for all these instances. With the exception of North Andros, all supplies have been restored. In the case of North Andros, there has been partial restoration; however, some load shedding continues. The matter is still under investigation; in the interim BPL is in the process of shoring up supplies there.”