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BPL releases load shedding schedule

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) yesterday began releasing schedules of planned load shedding exercises over social media platforms, something BPL Director of Public Relations Quincy Parker yesterday said is still being fully ironed out.

Parker said that the company will release schedules via social media, through Facebook and WhatsApp, and also on its company website.

He said that the information released to the public will include the list of areas that will be affected, when they will be affected and the length of time.

However, he said that it is still unclear how far in advance the schedules will be released.

“The length of time is one of those areas that we still have to tweak, because the schedule might change depending on what the weather does, depending on whether or not there is a catastrophic incident with an engine, depending on whether or not there’s a decrease in demand all of a sudden,” he said.

“The schedule is not set in stone.”

He added, “…So, we’re trying to figure it out, and we’ll have to see. Bahamians will have to be patient because this is an experiment. BPL has never done this before. I know people say they have, but we haven’t. And so we will be trying to figure out the best lead time to give that is most useful for the most people.”

Parker said that BPL has communicated with police on the matter.

“With regard to the police, our conversation with the commissioner and my subsequent conversations with officers from the force, the police are ready to do their duty and their duty does not change in this regard,” he said.

“Their duty is to prevent and fight crime, and they are ready to do that.”

Rachel Knowles

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Rachel joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2019. Rachel covers national issues.
Education: Virginia in Charlottesville, BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish
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