Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission

T&TEC GM: Power fully restored

Roughly 22 per cent of the country was affected by the major power outages last night.

Around 9 pm on Tuesday, several parts of central and south Trinidad experienced a blackout. 

However, electricity was restored in affected areas, just after 10 pm.

General Manager at the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC), Kelvin Ramsook, explains that the source of the problem was with one of their independent power producers, Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU), which had an issue with one of its generators in La Brea.

100 communities still without electricity

Some 100 communities across Trinidad and Tobago are still without electricity this afternoon as a result of the passage of Tropical Strom Bret.

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) says it is working to ensure electricity is restored to all communities in the shortest possible time.

The following is an update from T&TEC.

"On the 20th June, 2017, the aftermath of Tropical Storm ‘Bret’ has left Trinidad & Tobago with an estimated two hundred and seventy (270) area outages across the country.