August 01, 2020
Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd (BPL) wishes to confirm for customers that advance teams have been mobilized to check primary substations in New Providence at this hour.
BPL has 21 substations in New Providence. During the passage of Hurricane Isaias, total service interruptions were experienced at four of those 21 substations: Bonita Bay (Yamacraw, Treasure Cove, Port New Providence, portions of Fox Hill Rd. etc.) and Skyline (West Bay Street to Delaport) which are back online now, and Ernest St. (Twynam Sub and residences off Rosetta St., together with Bay St.) and Gladstone Road (Carmichael, Golden Isles, Bacardi, Firetrail and Milo Butler West) where we have teams working diligently to restore service.
At this point in our initial patrols, we are not offering a timeframe for restoration since we are tasked at this stage to ascertain the health of the network and get the primary substations back on. Once that is completed, we will start looking at feeders out of those substations and move into the next phase of restoration.
We will continue to update our customers as Hurricane Isaias continues to impact The Bahamas. We encourage our customers to stay safe.