BL&P says fault at Whitepark substation caused widespread power outage
Thousands of householders across Barbados started their day without electricity while businesses in The City and other key commercial hubs were forced to delay the start of operations today as a result of a major power outage.
The Barbados Light and Power Company Limited said the power cut began just before 6.a.m and affected large sections of the island.
In a statement issued after noon, the Company explained that a fault at its Whitepark substation caused the outage. It said investigations were continuing.
The BL&P said power was restored to areas along the south of the island, including parts of St. Philip shortly after 7 a.m., while other affected customers in Bridgetown and its outskirts and some central and eastern areas were restored by 10:27 a.m.
Service to the remaining affected customers in the north and west of the island was restored by 12:48 p.m.