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VINLEC gets power back to 90%

VINLEC  gets power back to 90%


As of Wednesday, November 3, power was restored to 90 per cent of customers of St. Vincent Electricity Services Limited (VINLEC) after the electricity supply was disrupted during the passage of Hurricane Tomas last Saturday.{{more}}

While power has been restored to the majority of customers, there are pockets within the country where supply has not yet been restored, a release from VINLEC said. In some of these instances, VINLEC anticipated that extensive repair works will be required to complete the process.

Following the passage of Hurricane Tomas, the Company dispatched eighteen crews in the field to begin the massive restoration process. These teams were required to carry out extensive work to repair the Transmission and Distribution system to a state of normalcy in order to provide the much needed service. The crews have been required to replace broken and fallen poles, damaged transformers, conductors, insulators, downed and broken power lines and damaged earth wires.

“The crews have worked assiduously to ensure that power supply was restored as early as possible. The Company wishes to commend its workers for their hard work and also thanks the families of these employees for offering support,” the release said.

“VINLEC is also thankful to the public for their understanding during this difficult period. We are encouraging persons to continue to report abnormalities with regard to poles and lines since the restoration period is continuing. Customers who are still experiencing difficulties are encouraged to call our emergency number 456-1540.”