APUA explains island-wide outage

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The Antigua Public  Utilities Authority (APUA) is citing a burnt our conductor at one of its substations as the reason behind a two-hour island wide power outage on Tuesday afternoon.

The power outage occurred at 3:07 pm affecting communities as far north as Crosbies and as far south as English Harbour.

APUA said it deployed a fault crew immediately to assess a portion of the 69 KV line; a high voltage circuit, where the fault was suspected to have originated.

“The cause of the fault was found on power lines coming from the Swetes Substation in the form of a burnt conductor. APUA electricity technicians isolated the area. At approximately 5:15pm, technicians successfully closed all major circuits and energized the grid,” a statement from APUA read.

“The Antigua Public Utilities Authority sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience caused and would like to thank the public for their patience.”

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