[Updated] There are unofficial reports of power outages across the island today [July 14] with reports indicating that some areas in parishes including Somerset, Southampton, Warwick, Devonshire, and St George’s seem to have been affected. We are awaiting clarification from BELCO on the matter, and will update as able.
Update 12.54pm: BELCO confirmed that 15,800 customers are without power after load was shed from BELCO’s system when three engines tripped
A BELCO spokesperson said, “At 11:59 am, load was shed from BELCO’s system when three engines tripped. Efforts are underway to restore power to approximately 15,800 customers who have been affected across the Island. The cause is under investigation.
“Customers are advised to call 955 only if they see that their neighbours’ power has been restored, but theirs has not. Also, customers are advised to unplug small appliances, lamps and electronic equipment (especially those that are not plugged into surge protectors), until power is restored to avoid potential damage.
“BELCO thanks customers for their patience, as we work to restore power as quickly as possible.”
Update 1.09pm: We are unsure if the two are related, but the traffic lights by St John’s in Pembroke are not working, and it is creating some issues on the flow of traffic.
Update 1.39pm: A BELCO spokesperson said all but approximately 740 customers have had their power restored, as restoration continues.
Update 2.19pm: A BELCO spokesperson said, “At 2:14 pm, the three engines have been returned to service and restoration is nearly complete, with the exception of approximately 100 customers in the White Hill area. Crews will work to restore electricity service to those customers, as quickly as possible. BELCO thanks customers for their patience.”
Update 4.47pm: BELCO says all power has been restored to affected customers.
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