On Saturday 3rd August at approximately 10:20 am a major internal fault occurred at the Needsmust Power Station resulting in the loss of load to several areas around the island. The fault would subsequently result in a total system shutdown (Island wide outage) at 10:30 am.

Engineers and technicians were successful in carrying out emergency repairs and as such were able to begin the restoration process with the closure of the SSMC feeder at 12:03 pm. Full system restoration was completed at 03:48 pm.

SKELEC sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience caused.