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Fallen power line and other rubble left by Hurricane Beryl in Union Island seen on July 4, 2024, following the passage of the storm three days earlier.
Fallen power line and other rubble left by Hurricane Beryl in Union Island seen on July 4, 2024, following the passage of the storm three days earlier.
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The electricity supply in Union Island might not be restored before the end of this year following the damage to the transmission grid during the passage of Hurricane Beryl on July 1.

Canouan and Mayreau could see power restored within six weeks to two months.

Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves told iWitness News on Tuesday that those were the timelines he had been given by VINLEC, the state-owned power company.

The damage caused by the hurricane included broken utility poles and downed wires.

“They said to me that it is unlikely that electricity will be restored to Union before the end of the year but that the plant in Mayreau and the plant in Canouan, it appears as though though they had damage done, it is not as bad as in Union,” the prime minister told iWitness News in Mayreau on Tuesday.  

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“So, they may be able to get up in a few months’ time, maybe six weeks, two months,” he said, referring to Mayreau and Canouan.

“They don’t want to venture me any specific timelines. But talking to them, this is the kind of response that I’ve been getting,” the prime minister said.

He said there were two places in Mayreau that had electricity from the VINLEC power plant.

“… but you notice all the poles, well, not all of them here, but the lines are all gone, and so forth. And you’re going to take some time to get those back,” Gonsalves said.

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  1. Urlan Alexander says:

    Bossman let Vinlec speak to the issue. You cannot answer correctly specific questions as they relate to the power plants technicality.

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