ENQUIRES are being conducted into the island-wide electricity outage in Tobago on Wednesday morning.
The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) was able to restore power at 8.53am, T&TEC stated in a press release later on Wednesday.
The outage occurred during a maintenance exercise on circuits leaving the Cove Power Plant.
T&TEC stated, “At approximately 6.45am, one of two transformers which steps down the voltage from the plant to the Milford Bay Substation was taken out of service. Two hours into the maintenance work the second transformer tripped, along with the lines from the plant to Milford Bay.
“The Milford Bay Substation is the primary substation that feeds the other substations on the island. As a result of the line and transformer trips, customers lost supply for between 20 minutes to just over one hour.”
Ongoing election recount exercises were briefly affected but T&TEC, along with the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC), prioritised restoration of supply to the two recount locations at Calder Hall and Glen Road to minimise delays to the process, the Commission stated.