Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) carried out a load shedding exercise yesterday that left customers on New Providence without power for about two hours.
BPL’s Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker reported that the load shedding started at 9:37 a.m. and ended at 11:59 a.m.
Eastern and western New Providence, Westridge north and south, Sandyport, Marathon Estates, Highbury Park, Soldier Road, and Oakes Field were among the areas affected.
It was unclear what caused the load shedding yesterday.
BPL did a number of load shedding exercises last year following four separate fires in September.
Three fires impacted BPL’s Clifton Pier power plant and the fourth impacted the company’s Blue Hills plant.
The first fire destroyed a generator at the plant, the second and third fires were minor, causing no additional damage and the fourth left parts of New Providence without electricity for more than 12 hours.
The investigation into the fires has been completed, however, the reports have not yet been made public.