ST. JOHN’S Antigua, February 11th, 2022 – The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) Electricity Business Unit would like to apologize to its customers for the Island Wide Outage that occurred on Thursday 10th February 2022.

At approximately 9:53 pm a system outage occurred that resulted in the overall electrical loss of all circuits on the Electricity Grid. Immediately, several technicians were deployed to assess and identify the fault. The cause of the disruption was discovered. It was the result of a technical fault within the 11,000 volts switchgear at the Black Pine Power Plant.

The affected area of the switchgear was isolated to allow the safe restoration of the Electricity Grid. The system was successfully restored at approximately 11:46 pm.

Engineers and technicians are still investigating the full extent of the technical failure that resulted in a major outage and redundancies within the system will be utilized to ensure normal electricity supply to our customers is maintained until the matter is fully rectified.

The APUA Electricity Business Unit deeply regrets any inconvenience that was caused and appreciates your understanding.

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Press Statement by APUA