NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (December 6, 2019) —The following is a notice from the Nevis Electricity Company Limited (NEVLEC) regarding a scheduled power outage for December 8, 2019.
There will be an interruption to the Charlestown 1 Feeder on Sunday, December 8, 2019, which will affect the following areas:
Prospect to Charlestown via Upper Stoney Grove, from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
School Road to Lower Ramsbury and Lower Stoney Grove to New Cut, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This interruption is necessary to undertake the following works
- To upgrade the High Voltage lines and to install switches from the Jews Burying Ground, through to Lower Government Road including Lower Ramsbury by the Methodist Church.
- To plant a High Voltage Pole and install a switch along School Road.
This work is part of plans to improve the reliability to the Charlestown area and will extend to Cotton Ground in the vicinity of Colquohoun’s Estate. To complete this programme, NEVLEC will require additional outages. Customers will be given ample notice, in the coming weeks, as the interruptions are required.
Upon completion, projected for the close of the year, the Charlestown 1 Feeder will be re-routed from the Rams Road to along Government Road and Marion Avenue with the Charlestown 2 Feeder being extended from Hosford’s Valu Mart Complex via Rams into Charlestown.
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 and upcoming ones, noting that this is to improve reliability in the future.