Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, is now in possession of the independent report on the Island-wide Power Outage that occurred on February 16th, 2022.
Dr Rowley got the report from the Cabinet Expert Appointed Committee at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s today.
On February 16th at about 12:30 p.m there was an island-wide power outage in Trinidad, which lasted until approximately 12:30 a.m. the following morning, with some areas of the country getting their electricity supply back sooner; others later.
The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission that “a fault” had developed in its system, causing two major lines 220 KV (220,000 Volt) lines to trip at stations in the south and central parts of the island.
This resulted in system instability and caused all the generating machines operated by IPPs to trip, leading to a loss of supply to all customers in Trinidad.