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CUC’s use of renewable energy up 250%

CUC’s use of renewable energy up 250%

| 02/05/2018 | 13 Comments
(CNS): As Caribbean Utilities Company published its financial results for the first quarter of 2018 this week, Grand Cayman’s power provider has also revealed an increase in renewable energy use on the grid from 1 million kilowatts to 3.5 million kilowatts — a 250% jump from the same period [...]

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Equipment failure behind major power cut

Equipment failure behind major power cut

| 16/01/2018 | 33 Comments
(CNS): The power outage on Friday morning, which impacted 14,337 CUC customers from South Sound to East End, was caused by equipment failure, Grand Cayman’s electricity provider said Tuesday. Apologizing for the cut in supply that affected more than half their customers between 7:20am and 8:2 [...]

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Savannah and GT suffer early power failure

Savannah and GT suffer early power failure

| 12/01/2018 | 42 Comments
(CNS) UPDATED: Many people from the eastern side of George Town, Prospect, Savannah, Bodden Town and as far east as Frank Sound woke up to a power outage Friday morning. CUC has now confirmed that the power outage impacted customers from South Sound to East End. The power cut happened at 7:20am and [...]

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Car crash cuts power from Red Bay to Newlands

Car crash cuts power from Red Bay to Newlands

| 20/12/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Hundreds of CUC customers were without power Wednesday morning and a major section of the Shamrock Road was blocked after a car crashed into a light pole. The smash happened around 3am and although the police have not yet released many details, it is understood that the driver, who was alone [...]

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Cayman reaches out to help BOTs in distress after Irma

Cayman reaches out to help BOTs in distress after Irma

| 11/09/2017 | 49 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Islands has prepared a humanitarian mission that is flying to Anguilla today, Tuesday, taking teams from the Health Services Authority, Health City Cayman Islands, Department of Environmental Health and Hazard Management, as well as medical supplies, water, non-perishable food and [...]

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Three road crashes this weekend

Three road crashes this weekend

| 11/09/2017 | 15 Comments
(CNS): A burgundy Honda Civic travelling south on Esterley Tibbetts Highway in the early hours of Friday morning veered across the median and crashed into a CUC pole in the vicinity of Lime Tree Bay Avenue, police said. When police and medics arrived just after 4:00am, the 26-year-old driver, who li [...]

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CUC smart meters and emissions

CUC smart meters and emissions

| 01/09/2017
How dangerous is the radiation from CUC’s smart meters? Also, how far away should the meters be from frequently used rooms? [...]

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2½ hour power cut hit 25% of CUC customers

2½ hour power cut hit 25% of CUC customers

| 06/07/2017 | 19 Comments
(CNS): An outage in the power supply to all of West Bay and parts of the Seven Mile Beach area on Friday evening left a quarter of CUC’s customers without any electricity for more than two and a half hours. A spokesperson for the company said Thursday that last week’s outage was caused b [...]

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OfReg to investigate CUC’s solar deal

OfReg to investigate CUC’s solar deal

| 29/06/2017
(CNS Business): With the price of solar energy now falling rapidly and the increase in competitive pricing of other alternative fuels, Cayman’s utilities regulator, OfReg, has announced its intention to investigate the process around Cayman’s first commercial-scale renewable energy plant, which [...]

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Cayman’s first solar farm commissioned

Cayman’s first solar farm commissioned

| 20/06/2017 | 35 Comments
(CNS): Calling the event historic, CUC president and CEO Richard Hew, along with project and government representatives, officially commissioned Cayman’s first solar farm Tuesday, 20 June at CUC’s facility in Bodden Town, which is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 800 ho [...]

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CUC cleared to hike rates by 1.6%

CUC cleared to hike rates by 1.6%

| 09/06/2017 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Both business and residential customers on Grand Cayman will see a hike in their electricity bills from this month after the regulator, OfReg, cleared CUC, Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider, to increase rates by 1.6%. Officials at the power company said the increase in the base rat [...]

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