T&TEC provides update on areas still without electricity following Tropical Storm Bret

June 21, 2017: On the 20th June, 2017, the aftermath of Tropical Storm ‘Bret’ left Trinidad and Tobago with an estimated two hundred and seventy (270) area outages across the country. The Trinidad & Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) has restored supply to an estimated one hundred and seventy (170) areas with approximately one hundred (100) areas still without an electricity supply. There were five (5) significant area outages in the Southern district as a result of the substations being out of service, namely Mayo, Tabaquite, Rio Claro, Mayaro and Galeota for which supply was restored and details are as follows:

 In the case of the Mayo and Tabaquite substations, supply was restored at 1.00 p.m on the 20th June, 2017.
 In the case of the Rio Claro, Mayaro and Galeota substations, supply was restored on the 20th June, 2017 around 9.00 p.m to 9.30 p.m.

At this point outages still exist in the Southern Area. These include:
 Corosal Road, Whiteland
 Mora Dam Road, Penal
 Saunders Trace, Moruga
 8mm Penal Rock Road, Penal
 Several communities in Point Fortin

As at 7.00 a.m this morning (21/07/2017) there are no communities in the Central Area without a supply of electricity.

Last night (20/07/2017), the sister isle of Tobago experienced two (2) outages; one (1) in Bacolet and the other in Louis D’or. Both outages have been addressed and supply has been restored. Further, as at 7.00 a.m. this morning there are no areas in Tobago without a supply of electricity.

There are a few communities in the Northern area that are without an electricity supply which includes:
 Chinapoo Morvant
 Thompson Circular, L’Anse Mitan Road
 Bombshell Bay, Gasparee Island
 Paramin, Maraval
 Morne Espoire, Paramin
 Saut’Deau Road, La Conoa Santa Cruz
 Upper Belmont Valley Road
 Fort George

Currently, the majority of reports from the citizens pertaining to ‘no electricity supply’ relate to the Eastern Area. The Commission has taken a decision to deploy the majority of crews from the Central Area to assist with the situation in the Eastern Area. The areas include:
 Matelot
 Tamana
 Talparo
 Monte Video
 Ocono Road, Maracas St. Joseph
 Wharf Trace, Maracas St. Joseph
 St. Louis Road, Sangre Grande
 James Smart Street, Sangre Grande
 Foster Road, Sangre Grande
 Mexico Road, Wallerfield
 South Manzanilla
 Cumuto Road, San Raphael
 Arena Road, Brazil
 Sou Sou Lands, Cunaripo
 Aripo Village, North of Wallerfield
 Mausica Road, South
 Four Roads, Tamana
 Fleming Road, Sangre Grande
 Waterfall Road. Maracas St. Joseph
 Maracas Gardens, St. Joseph
 Jaira Singh Village, Coal Mine, Sangre Grande
 Quarry Road, Valencia
 Quarry Drive, Champ Fleurs
 Phase 4 Malabar
 Lopinot La Pastora Road
 Caura Road, Tacarigua
 Mundo Nuevo


The Commission continues in its efforts to ensure that the supply in the aforementioned areas is restored at the earliest.




For further information please contact:

The Corporate Communications Division

Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission



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