Services shutdown at San Fernando Oncology Centre

Dozens of people, including cancer patients, could not get chemotherapy treatment and other services at the San Fernando Oncology Centre on Friday morning, after electrical circuits became waterlogged inside the facility.

A source said chemotherapy machines were taken offline and all electrical appliances had to be examined by T&TEC before it could be used.

Up to 10:30 am, over 40 patients were waiting in benches inside the facility.

Officials of T&TEC were doing assessments and sources said services will return once T&TEC gives the all-clear.

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.

T&TEC working to restore power to 20 communities following showers

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Company (T&TEC) says it is actively treating with reports of electricity outages caused by significant lightning activity and in some cases, fallen trees, resulting from inclement weather.

In a statement issued on Monday, T&TEC says emergency crews have been responding to reports continuously as it works to restore supply to affected areas in the shortest possible time.

T&TEC: Fault isolated, repairs to begin this afternoon

The T&T Electricity Commission (T&TEC) said the fault on an underground electrical cable which caused a small explosion outside the Hall of Justice has been isolated and repairs will begin this afternoon.

In a media statement, T&TEC said the incident occurred at approximately 9.15 am and caused an outage in downtown Port-of-Spain.

Its engineers responded immediately and restored the electricity supply to customers in Port-of-Spain.

The cause of the fault has not yet been determined.

Guaranteed electricity for SEA says T&TEC

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) says it will activate a hotline to ensure that efficient electricity service is maintained at all Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) centres on the day of the examination, April 4th, 2019.

T&TEC has said in a statement that effective from 12 noon, April 3rd, and continuing until 3 pm on exam day, principals and supervisors can call or text the T&TEC hotline at 794-4823 or 794-7264 to report any disruption in their electricity service or any electrical safety concerns.

T&TEC work to cause water shortage in East T&T tomorrow

The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) advises customers in parts of North-East Trinidad served by the North Oropouche Water Treatment Plant, that there will be an interruption in their pipe borne water supply on Tuesday 12th March, 2019 between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm.

This has become necessary in order for the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) to carry out planned maintenance work in the area that would affect the electricity supply to the plant

Areas affected include:

T&TEC warns: Don't stand on trucks, don't use poles to lift lines

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is reminding carnival band leaders to be careful of overhead lines to ensure a safe carnival.

The reminder comes as bands prepare to take to the streets over the two-day carnival celebrations on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 March.

T&TEC has established a carnival safety hotline, which became operational on Monday 25 February, to facilitate reports on potential safety hazards, especially as they relate to overhead lines and poles.