Tag: CUC

Post Grace clean-up underway islandwide

Post Grace clean-up underway islandwide

| 24/08/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The National Roads Authority and the Department of Environmental Health, as well as community groups, non-profits and private sector companies, are now involved in an islandwide effort to clean up Grand Cayman following the passage of Tropical Storm Grace last week. The DEH has extended the opening hours at the dump, as vehicles continue […]

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Power widely restored as CUC works round the clock

Power widely restored as CUC works round the clock

| 23/08/2021 | 3 Comments

(CNS): CUC crews continued to work through the weekend to complete storm damage repairs to power lines across Grand Cayman in the wake of Tropical Storm Grace last week. The storm took a toll on the power company’s network, but just a few customers now remain to be reconnected. By Sunday afternoon, most people in […]

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600 homes still waiting for power

600 homes still waiting for power

| 20/08/2021 | 18 Comments

(CNS): CUC has now reconnected all but 600 homes in the islandwide effort to restore power to everyone in the wake of Hurricane Grace. At 4:15pm on Friday, officials confirmed that 600 of their more than 31,000 customers had still not yet been reconnected as a result of fallen trees on poles and other damage.

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Over 1,100 customers still without power

Over 1,100 customers still without power

| 20/08/2021 | 25 Comments

(CNS): CUC was still battling around thirty separate isolated outages all over Grand Cayman Friday morning, particularly in East End, one of the most impacted communities from Tropical Storm Grace, where nearly all customers are still without power. On Thursday night the government reopened the William Allen McLaughlin Civic Centre in the district to help […]

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Power back for most homes, says CUC

Power back for most homes, says CUC

| 19/08/2021 | 29 Comments

(CNS): Power was restored to most CUC customers by around 1:30 on Thursday morning, the company said, but there are still a few areas where repairs need to be completed. Around 50% of customers were restored around 10pm Wednesday night following an island-wide blackout in the wake of the storm. Parts of Bodden Town, Prospect, […]

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CUC has major set back, power out island wide

CUC has major set back, power out island wide

| 18/08/2021 | 38 Comments

(CNS) UPDATED 7:30PM: CUC reported a major set-back to its restoration efforts Wednesday evening, when the power went out island-wide around 6pm. Power had been restored to various locations earlier in the afternoon but officials said that during the restoration effort a fault emerged which created grid instability resulting in loss of power to the […]

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CUC profits soar as sales and clients grow

CUC profits soar as sales and clients grow

| 30/07/2021 | 113 Comments

(CNS): Operating income for CUC in the second quarter of 2021 increased by 3.3 million compared to this time last year when Grand Cayman was largely in lock-down. But the economic recovery, an increase in sales, a growth in customers as well as lower operating costs has seen net earnings almost double compared to the […]

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OfReg poses increase to domestic solar generation

OfReg poses increase to domestic solar generation

| 11/06/2021 | 66 Comments

(CNS): The utilities regulator, OfReg, has said that an additional capacity of 3MW of Distributed Generation Resources (DGR) could be added to Grand Cayman’s transmission and distribution system to allow more domestic generation of renewable energy, given the level of demand, until CUC is able to complete its battery energy storage system (BESS) for its […]

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Rate hike plugs CUC costs hole

Rate hike plugs CUC costs hole

| 06/05/2021 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Despite having 762 more customers in the first quarter of 2021 compared to first three months of last year, CUC’s earnings fell because of higher depreciation, as well as general and administration costs, the company said Thursday in a release outlining its latest financial results. But the drop in profits for the monopoly power […]

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CUC begins home battery pilot for green energy

CUC begins home battery pilot for green energy

| 27/04/2021 | 14 Comments

(CNS): CUC is about to begin a pilot project, testing home battery storage for domestic solar panels and wind turbines. In a press release issued Tuesday, the power provider for Grand Cayman said it has partnered with a California-based company to try out its energy storage, management and monitoring system in ten test homes across […]

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Slow progress on renewables an ‘abysmal failure’

Slow progress on renewables an ‘abysmal failure’

| 01/04/2021 | 141 Comments

(CNS): James Whittaker, the chairperson of the Cayman Renewable Energy Association, has said it is an “abysmal failure” that in twelve years of aiming to introduce alternative energy, Cayman has only managed to reach a renewable power provision of just 2.5%. He has warned that the country is “nowhere near meeting the goal” of 70% […]

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