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BVIEC suffers transmission shutdown on Tortola

April 18th, 2015 | Tags: transmission Leslie Graham BVIEC shutdown Tortola
The BVI Electricity Corporation today April 18, 2015 suffered an island wide electricity shutdown on the main island of Tortola for about 2 and a half hours as a result of a transmission fault. Photo: BVIEC
However by 12:20 pm today the power had been restored. Photo: VINO/File
However by 12:20 pm today the power had been restored. Photo: VINO/File
POCKWOOD POND, Tortola, VI – The BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) today April 18, 2015 suffered an island wide electricity shutdown on the main island of Tortola for about 2 and a half hours as a result of a transmission fault.

However by 12:20 pm today the power had been restored. When this news site called the Pockwood Pond power station, an employee by the name of Leslie Graham confirmed that the blackout was for the entire island of Tortola.

When this news site asked about the return of power, Graham said, “I cannot give an estimated time. I know it is a problem we have here that we are trying to address. It is island-wide.”

He then confirmed that it is a transmission problem that was responsible for the shutdown.

Attempts to reach General Manager of the BVIEC Leroy A. E. Abraham for a comment proved futile.

22 Responses to “BVIEC suffers transmission shutdown on Tortola”

  • the crowd (18/04/2015, 13:05) Like (21) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need Solar!
    • Boo (19/04/2015, 19:15) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      Yes Solar can definitely meet the demand and prevent outages due to transmission faults
  • jj (18/04/2015, 13:07) Like (28) Dislike (20) Reply
    Ndp cant keep the lights on..they must go!
    • .. (19/04/2015, 08:44) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      You fool. I would imagine you blame your stupidity on the NDP as well?
  • VG (18/04/2015, 13:15) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    VG as well
  • Why (18/04/2015, 13:22) Like (19) Dislike (3) Reply
    Power did not return 12:20 because when it was restored the 1st quarter of the NBA playoffs was almost over. More like 12:50 in the Sea Cows Bay area. The territory way too small for so many power outages.
  • 12.20 (18/04/2015, 13:24) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    by 12:20 power to only certain areas was restored, not the whole island. Asusal West End had to wait the last, and hour or more after, everyone else. Sick of the power outages in West End now, it's ridiculous!!

    Up to now Carrot Bay ain't get yet!
  • Ed's Son (18/04/2015, 13:32) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Sounds like they have a bad transmission. It was out for 4 hours, but they got it into reverse.
  • zip (18/04/2015, 14:07) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Again jah
  • pat (18/04/2015, 14:40) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
    so let's invite 4000 more people for blender drinks and talk them into investing in 5-star hotels!
  • just asking. (18/04/2015, 15:10) Like (21) Dislike (8) Reply
    After 4 long years ndp canot keep the lights or water on.....why will anyone vote for them again!!
  • EverdaySameday (18/04/2015, 15:57) Like (13) Dislike (1) Reply
    Since last night they experiencing this shut down. Chupes!! They need to start giving discount when we experience no electricity.
  • Hmmm (18/04/2015, 17:42) Like (5) Dislike (14) Reply

    The advantage to these power outages is it reduces the number of whiny idiots posting on news sites. If electricity is so f'$&#@ important to you, why haven't you bought a back up generator??

    • to hmmm (18/04/2015, 19:28) Like (15) Dislike (1) Reply
      Us non-cronies do not have life good like you. We are busy paying all these fees so we simply cannot afford this 'back up generator' that you speak of. Perhaps you should share a nipple with us.
    • @ Hmmmm (18/04/2015, 20:03) Like (8) Dislike (3) Reply
      Good grief, an Island full of idiots!! One thing is clear NDP cannot manage this country
      • To @hmmmm ☝ (18/04/2015, 20:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        Who is idiot not all of us does make sense inno so watch wha yuh say
  • good job (18/04/2015, 20:20) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
    Thanks for restoring the power soon enough BVIEC.
  • Fault (18/04/2015, 23:30) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
    Power go tis NDP
    Retarded man in the dumpster tis NDP
    No invite to Obama Caricom summit tis NDP
    Car crash on Brandywine tis NDP
    Brewers Bay flood tis NDP.
    Guess what, the more energy you give to NDP
    The better the chances are you will see them for a next four years.
    The law of nature says...energy flows where attention goes.
    Go NDP for 8 more years.
    • @ Fault (19/04/2015, 13:22) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      ha ha keep dreaming about NDP going back...we heard the same thing in 2007....just wait...and yes its their fault because they have become useless in managing the affairs of the BVI
  • katniss everdeen (19/04/2015, 11:12) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    The bvi is almost like the hunger games everything is for the capital and the small districts get the scraps, the only thing we aint doing is fighting each other for their amusement
  • virgin gorda (19/04/2015, 13:39) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    As sad as it may be, tis time to give Fraser a chance to run the country


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