Tag: CUC

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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CUC begins testing new solar facility

CUC begins testing new solar facility

| 05/06/2017
(CNS Business): Grand Cayman’s power provider is just a few weeks away from officially opening Cayman’s first ever solar farm. Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said in a statement today that it has started testing the facility in Bodden Town. Commissioned in partnership with solar project devel [...]

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CUC opens up more CORE capacity

CUC opens up more CORE capacity

| 11/05/2017
(CNS Business):  The new utilities regulator has approved the allocation of two more megawatts of capacity for CUC’s Consumer-Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme as the 6MW previously allocated has reached its limit. Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) said that customers will have access to on [...]

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Power outage from George Town to Frank Sound

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 po [...]

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West Bay faces day long power cut in wake of crash

West Bay faces day long power cut in wake of crash

| 08/11/2016 | 33 Comments
(CNS): UPDATED 6pm – CUC restored power to most of West Bay by around 4pm Tuesday. A major single-vehicle smash in the early hours of the morning not far from Cemetary Beach destroyed at least one CUC pole. The collision caused a major power outage in the area, as the power provider worked to [...]

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