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BEC Moves to Reduce Outages

The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is making progress towards reducing those rolling blackouts that have plagued the summer season.

BEC Chairman Leslie Miller told reporters on Monday that officials are headed out of the country to purchase some interim engines for the corporation.

“We are sending a team to Florida tomorrow (Tuesday) to take a look at those engines and make a quick decision with purchasing or leasing those engines, we’re looking at I think six of them,” he said.

“The team is being sent to a look at it to see if they can fit into our arsenal that we have, apparently those engines are what we use in Abaco, Eleuthera, as well as Long Island, it’s a good deal and we’re looking to have those engines in the Bahamas very shortly.”

New Providence residents have been up in arms for the past few months having to endure hot summer nights and days as they coped with power outages for up to 14 hours in some cases.

Mr. Miller said the engines at the main Clifton Pier station caused them much distress over these summer months.

At last report, he had told the Bahama Journal that the country needs a new power plant that is estimated to cost some $200 million.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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