(CNS): A number of short but relatively frequent power outages over the last week or so in various neighborhoods on Grand Cayman are under investigation by CUC. The island has experienced a number of long, widespread power outages during the first quarter of the year and Grand Cayman’s power provider has admitted it has been dealing with a number of shorter outages to some customers. CUC said this was due to the temporary shutdown of a generating unit but normally another unit would kick in and customers would not notice.
“The recent outages in West Bay and other areas have been caused by temporary loss of a generating unit that has initiated load shedding. Normally, loss of a single generating unit would not impact customers as the remaining units on line respond quickly to restore the balance of power,” an official told CNS Thursday after three short outages in West Bay between Tuesday night and Thursday morning.
“CUC is currently investigating the control systems that respond in these situations to avoid these short duration outages. The outage in West Bay Thursday morning was 14 minutes,” the spokesperson added, offering apologies for the inconvenience from the firm.
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