On Sunday afternoon (July 15, 2012) at around 1:20 p.m., during a period of bad weather, a fault occurred on the electricity transmission system near to the substation at Belmont Road. This caused the tripping of several of our generators that were in operation at the time and resulted in an island wide outage.
The restoration process started around 2:00 p.m. and by 4:00 p.m., all customers affected by this occurrence were restored. However, a section between Clermont and Holders Hill, St. James remained without service for some time afterwards. Customers in that area were impacted by a separate problem.
The Barbados Light & Power Company Limited wishes to sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused to its customers affected by the outage.