At approximately 5:20 p.m. on Friday 27th September an alarm went off at the Cove Power Station in Tobago, immediately following which the generators at the station tripped off, causing an island-wide outage.
T&TEC via a media release said that Engineers immediately commenced work to restart the generators and at approximately 7pm first customers, in Friendship, Crownpoint, Bon Accord and environs, were brought back on.
At 8:30pm about 50 percent of customers were on.
The Commission has launched an enquiry into the cause of the triggered alarm and the failure of the generators.
This incident was not related to the passage of Tropical Storm
Karen, as is being speculated in some quarters.