ST. JOHN’S Antigua, Monday, November 7th, 2022 – The Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA) Electricity Business Unit would like to provide an update regarding the island-wide outage that occurred today, Monday November 7th, 2022.

At approximately 10:15am, the APUA electrical network experienced a total system collapse. A preliminary assessment revealed a fault on the 69 KV line between Crabbs and Lavington Substations.

The affected section of the network was isolated. However, all online generators tripped offline resulting in an island-wide outage.

Once conditions were safe, power was restored to the entire island by 11:35am.

Further investigations are being carried out to determine the cause of the fault on the 69 KV line, the subsequent tripping of the generators and future mitigation measures against the reoccurrence of this fault type.

The APUA Electricity Business Unit apologizes for the inconvenience caused and thanks its customers and members of the public for their patience and understanding during the outage. – END –