Algonquin Joins Electricity Restoration Efforts

September 22, 2019 | 3 Comments

A crew from Algonquin Power & Utilities have arrived on the island to support restoration efforts in the wake of Hurricane Humberto’s island wide damages.

A BELCO spokesperson said, “In the aftermath of Hurricane Humberto, in addition to the number of BELCO retirees that have joined the effort to repair, a crew from Algonquin Power & Utilities arrived on the island to support restoration efforts and to learn more about how BELCO’s hurricane restoration teams effectively and efficiently restore the island’s electrical system in the wake of major hurricane damage.

“Four lineman and one safety officer began work late yesterday under a mutual aid agreement that was put in place. The crew are part of Algonquin’s Liberty Power subsidiary, a US-based utility company.

“The experienced crew will lend support until restoration has completed, unless they’re needed to help with issues arising from the approaching Tropical Storm Jerry, which is expected to strike on Tuesday.”

Most service are back up and running and BELCO staff continue to work hard on restoration with today’s [Sept 22] work being focused in the areas listed below.

The spokesperson said, “There are branch line circuits, priority customers, and pockets of residential areas that remain out.

“Crews are focusing largely on following areas:

EAST

  • Tobacco Bay
  • Naval Tank Hill
  • Wellington Back Road
  • Secretary Lane
  • Lighthouse Hill
  • Floral Lane
  • Biological Station Road
  • Shark Hole
  • Northshore: Shelly Bay Market Place
  • Knapton Estate
  • Loyal Hill
  • Green Acres
  • Tribe Road Devonshire

CENTRAL

  • Northshore Road/Gov’t House
  • Pitts Bay Road [Near Between the Walls]
  • Point Shares/Fairy Lands
  • Mill Shares
  • Langton Hill
  • Lovers Lane
  • Happy Talk Lane
  • Ocean Avenue
  • Seabright Avenue

WEST

  • Spring Benny [Continued]
  • Long Bay Lane [Continued]
  • Church Bay
  • Rings Court:  Cobbs Hill
  • Scaur Hill work in progress.
  • Morgan’s Road [Warrick Academy]
  • TN Tatem Middle School
  • Harbour Road: Tamarind Vale
  • Riddles Bay
  • Wreck Road
  • Scotts Hill
  • Crossfield Lane
  • Newport Garden
  • Whale Bay
  • Woodlawn [Beach Road/Phillpott’s Hill Lane/ Patience lane]
  • Granaway Heights

“If your area is not listed, do not panic! Your issues are also being addressed, both indirectly and directly.

“Due to the complex system of interdependencies that make up our electrical system, issues in the areas above need to be addressed before issues further “down the line” can be fixed and households brought back online [just as issues that have already been repaired were addressed before the areas above].

“Our crews are working methodically, efficiently, and as quickly as they can to bring the entire system back online.”

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  1. BaileysBay says:

    5 people from Algonquin arrive 4 days post hurricane after Bermudian Belco workers, some pulled out of retirement, get 95% of the job done.
    Gee, nice gesture but hope this isn’t an early indication of Algonquins enthusiasm for their new purchase.

  2. Claire says:

    Through Fay and Gonzolo, Belco restored the entire island except our little lane of three houses. They even announced “we’ve restored 100% of the island”. But our lights were still out. My neighbours and I phoned them and emailed them every single day. Belco ignored our pleas for help for WEEKS!

    In the end, it took the lineman 5 minutes to climb the pole and press the reset button! Argh.

  3. Joe Bloggs says:

    Wow! Those work permits came through quickly!

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