Saturday, August 31, 2019
The Grand Bahama Power Company is ready to respond should Hurricane Dorian impact the island. We wish to advise our customers that we have enacted our emergency response plan and we are currently in hurricane preparation mode. GBPC’s team is working to ensure that we are as ready as we can be for whatever may come our way. Our inventory is adequately stocked, we are checking our equipment and proactively putting teams in place in advance of the storm so that we can respond as soon as it passes.
We are confident that we have a tried and tested hurricane response plan that we have activated at the highest level. Employees will be stationed at our generation and distribution headquarters throughout the storm so that we can begin to restore power as soon as it’s safe to do so. Should power be lost, restoration will begin once the storm has passed and the all-clear is given by NEMA.
We know that customers depend on us to power every moment of every day and we take that responsibility seriously. We are in constant contact with EMERA affiliates and just as in the case of Matthew, they have pledged their full support to assist us in the aftermath of the storm. We have mobilized crews and assets from one of our affiliates who will begin moving towards the island as soon as it is safe for them to do so. We are also in talks with our affiliates in Barbados and CARILEC who have all pledged their support in assisting us with our restoration efforts. Presently, six additional service trucks arrived on the island on Friday and crews are on standby to travel to the island once the storm has passed and ports of entry are reopened.
GBPC wishes to inform customers that there will be no planned, controlled shutdown of our systems. We will generate and transmit power throughout the storm as long as we safely can. We will have employees stationed at our generation and distribution headquarters throughout the storm so that we can begin to restoration efforts as soon as the storm passes. Should power be lost, restoration will begin once the storm has passed and the all-clear is given by NEMA. Updates will be given via our Facebook page throughout the storm.
We remind customers to stay away from all downed poles and powerlines and report them to our 24-hour hotline at 352-8411 or toll-free from cell phones at 242-300-4826.