Traffic disruption along Wrightson road

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission is advising the public that there will be a disruption in traffic along the westbound lane of Wrightson road on September 21st from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am, September 25th from 9:00 pm to 4:00 am and on September 27th.

This is to facilitate underground works.

The following is a press release from T&TEC:

T&TEC workers on the job

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is advising that its operations are functioning as normal today, September 7.

It says all 14 service centres are open to serve the members of the public, and that emergency lines, 800-BULB (2852) and 800-TTEC (8832), remain available to respond to all calls.

T&TEC says it remains committed to ensuring a safe, reliable, quality electricity service to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.


T&TEC: Nothing to suggest substation fire was started by anything 'unusual'

T&TEC has said that an early morning fire at T&TEC’s Savonetta Substation is being investigated.

It says all residential customers were restored by approximately 11:30 a.m and that industrial customers were back on supply as at 12:30 p.m., with the exception of one industrial customer which is conducting  internal checks before they pick up the available T&TEC supply.

T&TEC said the substation structure is intact and that at this point there is nothing to suggest that anything unusual may have led to the fire. 

T&TEC warns of dangers of electrocution during floods

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is advising citizens of steps they should take to avoid electrocution during flooding throughout the rainy season.

T&TEC issued guidelines via a media statement on Friday.

"In light of recent heavy rains and subsequent flooding, and the expected reoccurrence during the rest of the rainy season, the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) is reminding persons to take the necessary safety precautions to protect their lives and properties.

T&TEC asks Tobago residents to conserve electricity to facilitate upgrade

T&TEC is asking its customers in Tobago to conserve electricity from midnight Monday, June 4th till 7.00 a.m. 

According to a press release issued today, this is to facilitate the Commission de-energises two machines at the Cove Power Station, to extend the grid for the connection of a new generator in the final phase of the ongoing expansion project.

T&TEC said as a precaution against excessive load demand on the system, they are appealing to customers to conserve electricity by minimising the use of non-essential appliances and equipment from midnight.

T&TEC owed $225 million

Although the T&T Electricity Commission (T&TEC) has spent more $60 million in the last five months to improve its service, it is hampered by $225 million in arrears, with business and government entities among the biggest debtors.

Chairman Keith Sirju said hospitals and ministries had not paid their electricity bills for several months and this was affecting T&TEC’s cash flow and its ability to carry out certain operations in a timely manner.

RIC pushes closer to WASA, T&TEC rate hikes

The Regulated Industries Commission will be consulting with members of the public in late April or early May on a proposed rate increase for the T&T Electricity Commission (T&TEC) and by the end of July or early August will hold public consultations on recommended increases for the Water and Sewerage Authority.

And although there is no guarantee that the recommended increases will be implemented those with the authority to implement the recommended increases are being urged to consider the current economic challenges before asking citizens to pay more for the utilities.