Internal fault triggers system shut down


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(PRESS RELEASE) – The island experienced a total electrical system shutdown at approximately 7:55 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21.

The power outage was caused by a major internal fault at the Cul De Sac power station. The fault triggered the protection systems at the power station, resulting in a total System shutdown.

After the faulted zone was isolated, appropriate checks and inspections commenced, and the process of restoring the system was initiated. Power restoration started around 9:05 a.m. and was completed at 10:13 a.m.

LUCELEC is investigating the root cause of the problem

LUCELEC apologises to its customers for this unplanned outage and for the inconvenience caused.

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