On the evening of 23 May 2023, the generator that had been overheating at Grenlec’s Carriacou Power Plant was forced out of service because of further technical difficulties.
The unit that is temporarily out of service is the larger of the 2 generators that had been supplying electricity to the Island in the aftermath of the fire at the Plant on 28 April 2023. This loss of additional generation resulted in an islandwide outage.
This new development means that the load-shedding schedule published by Grenlec will not be implemented. Instead, electricity will be rotated to different parts of the island with priority being given to emergency facilities and commercial centres.
Wallace Collins, Carriacou and Petite Martinique Branch Manager, indicated, “Additional technical resources have been mobilised to assist with resolving the issues on the generator so to restore service to more customers”.
Grenlec officials are now awaiting verification on whether the containerised rental unit from Trinidad will make a shipment this week.
Extending apologies to customers for the latest events, Collins notes, “In the meantime, Grenlec is exploring other options for more immediate relief for customers in Carriacou”.
Grenlec will continue to provide updates to customers as the situation changes.
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