Tag: CUC

CUC won’t cut power in April

CUC won’t cut power in April

| 25/03/2020 | 4 Comments

(CNS): Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) has said that it will not cut power to any customer who is be having difficulty paying their bills throughout the month of April. Previously the power company that supplies electricity across Grand Cayman had only suspended disconnections until the end of March, while offering credit facilities on a case […]

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CUC may still cut power despite pandemic

CUC may still cut power despite pandemic

| 18/03/2020 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Government has claimed to have secured commitments from utility providers in Cayman not to deprive people of these essential service as the country faces the COVID-19 pandemic. But CUC has only made a very limited to commitment to keeping people’s power on. In a statement Wednesday it said that it would not cut electricity […]

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Profits roll in for CUC as sales and customers grow

Profits roll in for CUC as sales and customers grow

| 17/02/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider, Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC), enjoyed another profitable year in 2019, driven by a surge in the number of customers and rising temperatures causing increasing use of air-conditioning. CUC sales increased by 6% to over 30,500 customer, and it now supplies the largest number in its history. Shareholders enjoyed a […]

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CUC’s CORE programme closed to new clients

CUC’s CORE programme closed to new clients

| 20/01/2020 | 52 Comments

(CNS): CUC has revealed its Consumer Owned Renewable Energy (CORE) programme is now fully subscribed and closed to new private customers. The quota for the initiative, designed to encourage people to produce their own renewable energy while staying on the grid, is full except for one remaining megawatt allocated to the public sector. This means […]

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25,000 customers hit by CUC power cut

25,000 customers hit by CUC power cut

| 13/01/2020 | 31 Comments

(CNS): A widespread power outage across Grand Cayman on Sunday afternoon impacted the majority of CUC customers for as long as two and a half hours in some areas. CUC officials confirmed that over 25,000 customers from West Bay to East End experienced interruptions to their electricity supply from around 4:50pm until around 7:30pm. While […]

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CUC warns owners over trees after pole fire

CUC warns owners over trees after pole fire

| 07/01/2020 | 57 Comments

(CNS): The local power provider on Grand Cayman said trees close to power lines need to be properly maintained and owners must not to plant new ones within ten feet of electrical lines, as they represent a significant safety hazard . The warning from Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) comes after one of its utility poles […]

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Lightning triggers tree and pole fire

Lightning triggers tree and pole fire

| 06/01/2020 | 9 Comments

(CNS): CUC and Cayman Islands Fire Service crews battled a dramatic fire near to condos at Lime Tree Bay off the Esterly Tibbetts Highway on Saturday evening after lightning struck a tree, which caught fire and in turn set a utility pole ablaze.

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CUC’s new LED streetlights failing

CUC’s new LED streetlights failing

| 29/11/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) has revealed that its new streetlights are failing and it is working with the manufacturer to upgrade to a more robust design. In a press release, CUC said that an “abnormal number” of the new LED lights have been flickering continuously due to failing photocell activated switches. This premature failure […]

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Over 10,000 affected by morning power cut

Over 10,000 affected by morning power cut

| 27/11/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Around 10,000 CUC customers across George Town, West Bay and Savannah were without electricity Wednesday morning for as much as an hour. Officials from the power company said it was caused by three units being tripped, as they offered apologies to those who were impacted by the technical fault.

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CUC profits from increasing heat

CUC profits from increasing heat

| 04/11/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Grand Cayman’s monopoly power provider, CUC, is enjoying record demand for electricity and profiting from an increase in customers as well as a hot summer. Sales for the three months ending 30 September were up 8% compared to 2018, driven by an increase in monthly temperatures by almost one full degree. The company’s customer […]

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OfReg seeks access to power provider’s books

OfReg seeks access to power provider’s books

| 07/10/2019 | 28 Comments

(CNS): OfReg has begun a public consultation on proposed new accounting rules for the electricity sector that the authority said will protect consumers by strengthening its capacity to detect abuses of market power and unfair pricing. While the public continues to demand that OfReg deal with the fuel providers, as that is seen as the […]

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