At 3:35p.m. three feeders were opened due to the loss of Unit 33. Within an hour the Unit was back online. Based on the current load forecast the company is able to meet the peak demand and continue to provide service to all customers.
At 7:04a.m. Unit 13 developed a boiler tube leak which forced the unit to be taken offline for repairs. The loss of this unit resulted in disruption of service to approximately 7,000 customers. Power was fully restored by 8:00a.m.
The Grand Bahama Power Company is pleased to report that as of 5:40p.m. yesterday, power was restored to all residential and commercial customers. Currently the demand is being met and this is expected to continue throughout the day. Plans have been initiated to restore additional generation.
The Grand Bahama Power Company wishes to apologize for the prolonged interruptions experienced over the past two days. On Tuesday May 5th, while the largest generator, Unit 13, was undergoing planned routine maintenance, two other generators experienced failures resulting in interruption of service to approximately 4,000 customers.
The Grand Bahama Power Company along with ICDU shareholders Emera Inc. outlined plans for their wind study program which is due to begin in 2 weeks. This study will give the companies vital information on the possibility of using wind power as a means of generating some of the islands power needs.
Emera President and CEO Christopher Huskilson’s address to the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce:
I’m pleased to be able to introduce our Company—Emera—to you. And thank you for this warm welcome. It has meant a lot for me…and others with Emera…to be greeted warming to this business community.
And we are excited to be here. When people ask me why we invested in Grand Bahama Power….I am delighted to give the answer.
We see great potential in Grand Bahama….it has great potential for growth…and to position itself with strength in the Carribean. We take pride in recognizing a good investment. And we are eager to help you…our customers…and this island realize that potential.
This Thursday at 8pm, JCN news will feature a special segment of their show ‘Platform’ they are calling “The Future of Freeport”. The charismatic Wendell Jones taped his weekly show in Grand Bahama last Saturday at the Freeport Harbour Company offices with the CEOs of Grand Bahama’s Industrial area.
We at Grand Bahama Power Company are surprised by the CEWU’s reaction to our decision to hire four additional Bahamian meter men. In these most challenging economic times, we are pleased to be able to create temporary employment.
The Grand Bahama Power Company is very pleased about the announcement that Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (“TAQA”) has entered into a partnership with Marubeni.
The Grand Bahama Power Company is pleased to announce that the fuel surcharge for January 2009 has dropped to 5.4 cents per kWh, the fourth consecutive monthly decline and has now reached its lowest rate since 5.9 cents per kWh in May 2007.