LUCELEC: Hurricane Maria electricity system update #1

Castries, September 19, 2017 – Overall, the main electricity infrastructure held up fairly well during Hurricane Maria. None of the substations or the main 66kV infrastructure was affected.

LUCELEC has received reports of a number of localised area faults including no power to pockets of customers in various locations, electricity lines sparking, trees or branches fallen on distribution and service lines.

Where possible these faults were isolated remotely to minimise impact on customers. Some of the larger area faults recorded include parts of Fond St. Jacques, Babonneau, Forestierre and Guesneau. Many other smaller isolated faults in various parts of Castries and environs, Marisule, Grande Riviere, Monchy, Cap Estate, and Anse la Raye have been reported.

LUCELEC crews are mobilising to begin the process of power restoration to the affected areas once the all clear has been issued.

A further update will be provided later today.


  1. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  2. Many thanks LUCELEC not only for keeping us informed, but for maintaining supplies throughout the bad weather. Having power at night made the whole experience alot better.

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