Castries, November 9, 2015 – At 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.