NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 10, 2019) — The following is an announcement from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding a planned power outage on Thursday, December 12, 2019.
There will be an interruption to the Charlestown 1 Feeder, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00.p.m. on Thursday, 12th December 2019, which will affect the following areas:
– Pump Road from Water Department – Jehovah Witness Church; Upper Government Road to below Alexander Hospital and Sea Island Housing Developments in Stoney Grove.
This interruption is necessary to undertake extending High Voltage lines from the top of Government Road through to Lower Government Road in the vicinity of Riviere House and to install a switch.
This work is part of plans to improve the reliability to the Charlestown area and to customers supplied from the he Cotton Ground Feeder up to Cotton Ground in the vicinity of Colquhouns Estate.
Upon completion, the Charlestown 1 Feeder which currently runs along the Island Main Road into Bath and on to the Lower Government Road, will be re-routed along Pump Road through to New Cut via Marian Avenue and Government Road. The Charlestown 2 Feeder which currently ends in the vicinity of Horsfords Valu Mart will be routed along the original route of the Charlestown 1 Feeder.
With switches placed at strategic locations NEVLEC will be able to quickly restore electricity from either Feeder, by changing the configuration of the system and isolating the fault to a much smaller area than in the past. This is expected to significantly improve reliability which is one of NEVLEC’s strategic goals.
NEVLEC solicits its customers understanding and apologizes for any convenience caused due to this interruption in its effort to improve reliability in the future.