Electricity Grid Stable After Short Early Morning Outage

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Electricity Grid Stable After Short Early Morning Outage

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission acknowledges that approximately 20% of customers in Trinidad experienced an interruption in their electricity supply lasting between 3 minutes to 1 hour on October 24th.

T&TEC, in a media release, said the electricity grid has remained stable since that time and customers have experienced no additional problems.

It explained that at approximately 7:40a.m. a problem with machines at one of the Commission’s
Independent Power Producers (IPP) caused the system to automatically shed customers at different locations across the island, including Trincity, Siparia, Preysal, Morne Coco Rd, Rousillac, Curepe, Manzanilla, Biche, Aranguez, Enterprise, Palmiste, Las Lomas, Debe, Diego Martin, Valsayn, Arouca, Bon Air, Arima, Maraval, Sea Lots, Cunapo and Guaico.

T&TEC then instructed the other IPPs to immediately increase output to their full available capacity and to make standby generation available.

Restoration to customers commenced at 7:43a.m.

At 8:11a.m., supply had been restored to more than half of all affected customers and at 8:37a.m. the electricity supply to all affected customers was normalised.

T&TEC said this incident was unforeseen and the Commission and its IPPs responded immediately to ensure minimal disruption to customers.