APUA gives explanation and apology for Monday’s island-wide power outage; but householders say they are fed up

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Apua electricity worker

The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) is seeking to explain the island-wide electricity outage that took place on Monday, November 7, when the power went out at approximately 10:15 a.m. for a little longer than an hour.

APUA confirms that its electrical network experienced a total system collapse; and, based on a preliminary assessment, a fault on the 69KV line between Crabbs and Lavington Substations caused the issue.

Reportedly, the affected section of the network was isolated; however, all online generators tripped offline, leaving the entire island without APUA-sourced power.

However, the Authority says, “once conditions were safe, power was restored to the entire island by 11:35 a.m.”

It claims that further investigations are being carried out to determine the cause of the fault on the 69KV line. Further, it says, mitigation measures against the recurrence of this type of fault are being considered.

The APUA Electricity Business Unit is apologizing for the inconvenience caused and thanks the public for its patience and understanding during the outage.

However, home-owners in St. Peter tell REAL News they are “fresh out of patience with APUA and their electricity story.” They say their area was without power late Sunday night and, again, late Monday night into Tuesday morning.

“This on-and-off business is no good for our appliances. The fridge took so long to come back on, and the generator ran dry overnight,” the woman of the house complains.

“Tell APUA that people cannot afford to be replacing their things. Tell them the gas price is still high. Tell them that crime is still high, and we need our lights to stay on. It is too much and too often, now,” she declares.

“Nothing running right in this place!” her husband adds.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. WADADLI POWER PLANT was supposed to help with this. What has become of those “NEW” engines that harold loveLIE and UPP bought WITHOUT PARLIAMENTARY APPROVAL??? George Wehner needs to take his camer and show us the WPP.

  2. $150,000,000.00 of TAXPAYER MONIES DOWN THE DRAIN by the UPP

    Andre Matthias said Antigua and Barbuda is still repaying debt for the plant.
    Antigua and Barbuda is still repaying debt for the plant.
    Antigua and Barbuda is still repaying debt for the plant.
    Antigua and Barbuda is still repaying debt for the plant.
    Antigua and Barbuda is still repaying debt for the plant.
    Antigua and Barbuda is still repaying debt for the plant.
    Antigua and Barbuda is still repaying debt for the plant.
    Antigua and Barbuda is still repaying debt for the plant.
    Antigua and Barbuda is still repaying debt for the plant.
    Antigua and Barbuda is still repaying debt for the plant.
    Antigua and Barbuda is still repaying debt for the plant.

    https://antiguaobserver.com/wadadli-power-plant-closed/

    • We still owe hundreds of millions to Foster Wheeler for the Tango Plant that the government sold as scrap metal. Find out from the P M ,who in the party he had planned to expose for offering money to say that the plan was refurbished.

    • In the mean time. The “DEBT” to the Paris Club has gone unpaid for how many decades? Remind the “now” reading Antiguans and Barbudans.

      No longer can it be said: If you don’t want dem to know. Put it in a book. As I can recall one bamboozler put it.

  3. The engines are new, The engines are new
    Ring the alarm! The engines are new
    “blood-in-hotel-lobby” press conference
    Baldwin Spencer tell Antigua people the engines are new

  4. Honestly though, when was the last time that an audit was presented at the Budget presentation. If my memory serves me right it was 2004. Can anyone verify this?

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