What’s News at BPL
Inagua – Total System Outage
October 6-9th, 2017
Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) advises its Inagua customers that it has fully restored electricity on the island following intermittent disruptions due to generation challenges.
BPL apologizes for those inconvenienced by the outages and assures customers that they continue to work diligently to improve the system reliability and remain committed to providing a consistent and reliable supply of electricity.
Cause of Outage and Steps taken for Restoration
- Rental 1825KW Caterpillar Power Module – The ECM (Engine Control Module), 100hp cooling fan motor and motor soft-starter failed @ 1250hrs October 6, 2017
- INPS2 was put online but tripped several times and was left offline @ 1000hrs Oct. 7, 2017 due to high cooling system temperatures
- M&E chartered a team into Inagua on October 7, 2017 with a new ECM arriving @ 1424hrs. The ECM was successfully installed and programmed. The unit was put online @ 2145hrs but the radiator 100hp cooling fan motor and soft-start motor contactor failed and the unit take offline @ 2157hrs on October 7, 2017.
- INPS2 was put online for load shedding but tripped several times and was left offline @ 1000hrs Oct. 7, 2017 due to high cooling system temperatures
- AGM Davis directed Sen. Mechanical Technician James Ingraham and Jacob Tacker (who are currently on assignment in San Salvador) and Electrical Technician Paul Swain (who was on assignment in Mayaguana) to fly into Inagua on Sunday 8 @ 0830 hours to assist with repairs on INPS2 & 3 respectively. James successfully led the repairs on INPS2 while Paul assisted with the wiring of the replacement motor soft-start. The BPL teams assisted the M&E team with the removal and replacement of the cooling fan motor and motor starter.
Bahamas Light & Power
Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC). BPL, the premier provider of electricity in The Bahamas, operates generation, transmission and distribution systems throughout the archipelagic nation. The company operates 30 generating plants in 25 island locations and has more than 100,000 customers.