Grenlec Provides Update To Carriacou Customers

PR – On the evening of 23 May 2023, the generator that had been overheating at  Grenlec’s Carriacou Power Plant was forced out of service because of further technical  difficulties.  

The unit that is temporarily out of service is the larger of the two generators that had been  supplying electricity to the Island in the aftermath of the fire at the Plant on 28 April 2023. 

This loss of additional generation resulted in an islandwide outage. 

This new development means that the load shedding schedule published by Grenlec will not be  implemented. Instead, electricity will be rotated to different parts of the island with priority being  given to emergency facilities and commercial centres. 

Wallace Collins, Carriacou and Petite Martinique Branch Manager, indicated, “Additional  technical resources have been mobilised to assist with resolving the issues on the generator, so  to restore service to more customers”. 

Grenlec officials are now awaiting verification on whether the containerised rental unit from  Trinidad will make a shipment this week. 

Extending apologies to customers for the latest events, Mr. Collins notes, “In the meantime,  Grenlec is exploring other options for more immediate relief for customers in Carriacou”. 

Grenlec will continue to provide updates to customers as the situation changes.