Updated at 8.25pm:
Manager of Corporate Communications at the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC), Annabelle Bransell, has released an official statement on the issue.
She said, “I can confirm that we are experiencing a major system disturbance at this time, due to a significant landslide in the Roussilac area. One of our critical transmission towers fell, leading to approximately 30 per cent of the customers without supply.”
“This tower brings power from the TGU (Trinidad Generation Unlimited) plant in La Brea. As such, we are getting no supply from TGU at this point.”
“Our engineers are currently assessing the situation, load shedding is taking place and we will provide an update in as short a timeframe as possible.”
This story will be updated as more information comes to hand.
Updated at 8.10pm:
The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) has confirmed that 30 per cent of Trinidad is without electricity at this time.
Speaking with CNC3, T&TEC’s General Manager Kelvin Ramsook said that a landslide impacted the Union – Ghandi power line.
He told CNC3 that the matter should be resolved by 11pm but that some areas should be relieved much sooner.
Large pockets of Trinidad are reportedly without electricity.
Residents from all corners of the island started reporting electricity outages around 7:30pm.
The blackouts also seem to be affecting cellular service in several areas.
As of 8pm, the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) has not released an update. This article will be updated as soon as details are confirmed.
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