SKELEC: Island Wide Black Out Scheduled for Sunday

SKELEC Offices

Basseterre, St. Kitts (April 24, 2012) — The St. Kitts Electricity Company Limited (SKELEC) has scheduled an island wide black out in order conduct inspection of its distribution system.

SKELEC’s Public Relations Officer Gawain Fraites said, “the island wide black out is scheduled for Sunday, April 29th, commencing at 4:00am and ending at 2:00pm. Our distribution system is connected to bus bars and these will be inspected and if repairs are necessary, they will be carried out. This exercise will assist us to provide even more reliable service to our customers.”

Fraites further stated, “it is important for us to share this information with our customers in advance, especially our stakeholder partners: the Police, Hotels, Restaurants, and Ports Authority so that they can better prepare for the ten-hour black out. We at SKELEC appreciate that our customers operating in these major industries will need time to make the necessary arrangements for smooth operation of their standby systems including making arrangements for sufficient fuel to operate them for the ten-hour period.”

The St. Kitts Electricity Company Limited regrets any inconvenience, which these interruptions in electricity supply may cause. It is important for all consumers to note that not-withstanding this notice supply may be restored at any time without prior warning.

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