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More BPL outages on New Providence

Several areas throughout eastern New Providence experienced power outages yesterday after a loss of power supply at the Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) Wulff Road substation.

Up to press time, officials had not yet determined the cause of the loss of power supply and investigations were ongoing.

“BPL is reporting a loss of power supply at its Wulff Road substation,” the company said on its Facebook page.

“As a result, customers in Blair, Bernard Road, Kemp Road, Wulff Road East, Marathon Road, Jerome Avenue and Village Road are currently experiencing power issues.”

According to BPL Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker, the substation lost power around 10:30 a.m. but supply was restored by 11:17 am. Around 1:17 p.m., the same substation went out again, Parker added.

The power was restored around 2:33 p.m.

BPL also reported an interruption in service in the Cable Beach area. 

Customers in Skyline Lakes, Gladstone Road and in the area of Baha Mar were impacted.

It is unclear whether the two incidents were connected.

The power outages come nearly two weeks after BPL carried out a load shedding exercise that left customers on New Providence without power for two hours. 

The company continues to experience challenges after several fires caused significant damage at the company’s Clifton Pier Power Plant last September.


Sloan Smith

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Sloan covers national news for The Nassau Guardian. Sloan officially joined the news team in September 2016 but interned at The Nassau Guardian while studying journalism at the University of The Bahamas.
Education: Vrije Universiteit Brussel (University of Brussels), MA in Mass Communications

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