Monday 13 July, 2020

T&TEC work to restore power to affected areas in Tobago

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is working to restore supply in Tobago, following the passage of Tropical Storm Karen.

The storm knocked out power in several areas.

In an update on Tuesday, T&TEC said there has been an increase in the number of outage reports in Tobago, while supply has been restored to all affected customers in Trinidad.

It said with the restoration of telephone communication to the island on Monday afternoon and with the continuous restoration of electricity, additional outage reports were received, which affected the expected completion time for all reports.  

“With the additions, we have now logged a total of 130 outage reports, 90 of which have been completed and 40 remain outstanding,” T&TEC said.

Eleven crews, including 25 men from Trinidad, are on the ground continuing work.

Some of the areas in which T&TEC completed work overnight include New Providence, Les Couteaux, parts of Scarborough, Whim, Orange Hill, and Spring Garden.

On Monday, the Studley Park Substation was brought back on supply around 1pm, restoring electricity to customers in the Windward area, up to Charlotteville.

However, customers on the outskirts of Charlotteville who are served from the feeder on the Northside of the island-- Campelton, Lanse Fourmi, Hermitage--remained off as restoration work continued on the Northside.

Customers are advised that they can still contact our T&TEC centers at 800 BULB and 800 T&TEC to give the Commission the opportunity to respond to every single customer who has been impacted by Tropical Storm Karen.

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