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Controlled Family Island Shutdown

Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. wishes to advise that, further to our Noon statement detailing controlled shutdown procedures in New Providence, the Family Islands are treated differently.

BPL: Controlled shutdown expected

Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) wishes to advise that at 8PM this evening, we anticipate that there will be a controlled shutdown of certain high-risk areas in the New Providence grid. This would be necessary only if Isaias maintains current conditions and New Providence sees sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (MPH).

BPL statement on Abaco outages

Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) has reported from Abaco that a series of mechanical failures afflicting several of the temporary generators brought in to service Central and South Abaco have led to the numerous outages and bouts of load shedding Abaconians have had to endure.

BPL Statement FI Renewable RFPs

Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) is excited to report that six potential Independent Power Providers (IPPs) entered the second phase of evaluations of their bids for contracts to develop, finance, build, own and operate a solar photovoltaic (solar PV) and energy storage plant or a hybrid power plant on North & Central Andros, North Eleuthera, South Eleuthera and Inagua.

BPL – Suspension of Disconnections

Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. announced on Wednesday that it wouldcontinue to suspend disconnections as long as the Government of The Bahamas maintains emergency orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. BPL CEO Whitney Heastie explained. “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented enormous challenges. When the government went to 24-hour curfew, as part of our efforts to ease the pain and stress of our fellow Bahamians, we suspended disconnections through March 31. “Per our discussions with the government, I am happy to announce that the suspension of BPL disconnections will continue for as long as the government maintains emergency orders.” The CEO encouraged Bahamians and residents to observe the curfew and the shelter-in-place orders. To that end, he highlighted the many electronic avenues through which customers can interact with BPL.