Thursday 26 November, 2020

T&TEC: 170 areas restored, 100 still without power

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) said it has been working around the clock to restore electricity to approximately 270 areas following the passage of tropical storm Bret.

In a statement issued Wednesday, T&TEC said it has so far restored electricity to 170 areas and is working to restore power to 100 more. 

The company there were five significant area outages in the Southern district as a result of the substations being out of service, namely Mayo, Tabaquite, Rio Claro, Mayaro and Galeota for which supply was restored.

In the case of the Mayo and Tabaquite substations, supply was restored at 1.00 p.m on June 20, 2017.

In the case of the Rio Claro, Mayaro and Galeota substations supply was restored on June 20, 2017 around 9.00 p.m to 9.30 p.m.   


The company said there are still outages in parts of South Trinidad, namely:

- Corosal Road, Whiteland

- Mora Dam Road, Penal

- Saunders Trace, Moruga

- 8mm Penal Rock Road, Penal

as well as several communities in Point Fortin.


T&TEC said that as of 7:00 am Wednesday, there were no outstanding reports of electricity outages in the Central area. 


The company said on Tuesday night, the sister isle of Tobago experienced two outages; one in Bacolet and the other in Louis D’or.

Both outages were addressed and supply restored, and at 7.00 a.m. Wednesday there were no areas in Tobago without a supply of electricity.


There are a few communities in the Northern area that are without an electricity supply which includes:

- Chinapoo Morvant

- Thompson Circular, L’Anse Mitan Road

- Bombshell Bay, Gasparee Island

- Paramin, Maraval Morne

- Morne Espoire, Paramin

- Saut’Deau Road, La Conoa Santa Cruz

- Upper Belmont Valley Road 

- Fort George 


Currently, the majority of reports from the citizens pertaining to ‘no electricity supply’ relate to the Eastern Area.

The Commission has taken a decision to deploy the majority of crews from the Central Area to assist with the situation in the Eastern Area.

The areas include:

- Matelot

- Tamana

- Talparo

- Monte Video

- Ocono Road, Maracas St. Joseph

- Wharf Trace, Maracas St. Joseph

- St. Louis Road, Sangre Grande

- James Smart Street, Sangre Grande

- Foster Road, Sangre Grande

- Mexico Road, Wallerfield

- South Manzanilla

- Cumuto Road, San Raphael

- Arena Road, Brazil

- Sou Sou Lands, Cunaripo

- Aripo Village, North of Wallerfield

- Mausica Road, South

- Four Roads, Tamana

- Fleming Road, Sangre Grande

- Waterfall Road. Maracas St. Joseph

- Maracas Gardens, St. Joseph

- Jaira Singh Village, Coal Mine, Sangre Grande

- Quarry Road, Valencia

- Quarry Drive, Champ Fleurs

- Phase 4 Malabar

- Lopinot La Pastora Road

- Caura Road, Tacarigua

- Mundo Nuevo

T&TEC says it is working to ensure that electricity is restored to these areas as soon as possible.

Customers can report outages by calling  800 TTEC (8832) or 800 BULB (2852) or can contact two hotline numbers which were activated for tropical storm Bret: 794-4823 and 794-7264.

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