Power outage from George Town to Frank Sound

| 27/04/2017 | 10 Comments

(CNS): CUC customers from George Town to the eastern districts were without power Thursday morning, as Grand Cayman’s electricity provider is experiencing a technical outage, though the company has not indicated what the problem is. In a short notice, CUC said crews were working to restore power as quickly and as safely as possible.

“It is estimated that full power will be restored by 12:30pm this afternoon,” officials said as they apologised for the inconvenience.

CNS received reports of people being without electricity from South Sound and as far east as Frank Sound from around 10:30am this morning. Check back for more updates later.


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  1. Anonymous says:

    I arrived here yesterday and was enjoying the beach while looking forward to dinner. Sadly, the power around the Westin went out at 6 pm. No restaurant within walking distance could serve food. I tried 6 places and was told that, due to the power outage, they could not serve food. I went to bed last night without dinner. From reading these comments and talking to others, I discovered power outages occur every 3 – 5 months. I may need to rethink having my daughter’s wedding in the Cayman Islands.

  2. Veritas says:

    Why is CUC so slow in announcing the problem to the media, if they are fixing it they must know what it is.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is point blank poor! This power cut fried my deep freezer with over 25lbs of meats and groceries! CUC really has to do better than this. In certain parts of Central America and Caribbean that we claim to be “third world” the service is superior! Come on man! If we are paying through roof every month at least provide a proper service.

  4. Anonymous says:

    i got a power cut around 10.30am in High Rock. 5 minutes later i get a delinquency notice from CUC on my March bill. ironic you dont say!

  5. Anonymous says:

    I live near Walkers Road and we have frequent outages. When I call to report all I get is an automated recording about an open feeder number something or other at the South Sound power station. WtF is an open feeder? And is that number supposed to help me determine how fast the food in my fridge will go rancid? I think not. Just flipping tell us the truth and fix it all ready.

  6. Anonymous says:

    CUC you simply have to do better than this for what we pay, before you come back with reliabilty being 99.9% blah blah blah, it simply isn’t relevant because I only care about when I don’t get what I pay for.

    • Anonymous says:

      99.9% uptime still means 525.6 minutes (8.76 hours) of down time per year. That’s the math. The reality is that we notice the outages far more than the 525074.4 minutes of uptime.

      And I’m not sure about your bill, but when there is an outage there is no current following through my meter that means CUC isn’t making money. I’m only paying for what I get.

      • Anonymous says:

        The poster is referring to paying for a service not just current.

      • Anonymous says:

        For such a math wizard, you might want to look at your bill again and you will see it is not just amperage you are paying for.

        • Anonymous says:

          So wait, do you think you get fuel surcharges added when you don’t use electricity? Before trying to be clever on the internet, you should try being clever in real life.

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