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TT | Aug 17, 2022

30% of T&T now without electricity

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The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) has confirmed that 30 per cent of the country was today (August 17) without electricity as a result of a fallen tower.

A statement by the Commission stated that a landslide in Grant Trace, Rousillac, a 220 kV transmission tower which transmits power from the Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU) plant in La Brea to the rest of the grid, has fallen.

“Rolling load shedding is currently in effect while engineers assess the situation.”

Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission

Power outages have been reported in Princes Town, Diego Martin, Couva, Freeport, Chaguanas, Siparia, Penal, Malabar and other areas across the country. The Commission stated that the issue was being addressed and supply was expected to be restored soon.

According to the commission, “rolling load shedding is currently in effect while engineers assess the situation. Customers trying to contact our call centre will experience delays in getting through as the call volume is inordinately high.”

In February a 21.64-metre-tall fungus-infected palmiste tree fell during high winds bringing down power lines and resulted in a nation wide blackout.

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