LUCELEC statement on Island-Wide Power Shut Down

LUCELEC statement on Island-Wide Power Shut Down

Castries, November 9, 2015At 12:57 a.m. today (Monday November 9, 2015) the island experienced a total shut down of the power system.

The shutdown was linked to an earlier lightning strike that broke two high voltage lines on a major circuit in Augier, Vieux-Fort. That incident occurred at 12:26 a.m. and led to three generators at LUCELEC’s Cul-de-Sac facility shutting down resulting in a loss of power to some parts of the system.  In attempting to restore the network from that initial fault, the power system shut down at 12:57 a.m.

Power restoration began at 1:57 a.m. and the system was fully restored at approximately 3:45 a.m.

St Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) apologizes to its customers for any inconvenience caused by this incident.

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1 Comment

  1. Kirk Elliott
    November 9, 2015 at 11:23 pm Reply

    Bravo Lucelec – Well done on such a quick restoration of service. You are truly a 21st Century corporate entity

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