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Diesel fuel prices, which plummeted during a series of coronavirus lockdowns across the globe last year, are on the increase, meaning higher electricity bills for consumers in Cayman.
Widespread power outages on Grand Cayman Saturday, which knocked out power for more than 16,000 customers at one point, were caused by separate failures of insulators on transmission lines, the Caribbean Utilities Company said.
OfReg CEO Malike Cummings has said he is "gravely concerned" by the negative impact on consumers who lost telecom service over the weekend when CUC removed the Flow cable lines from its poles.
Caribbean Utilities Company has removed Flow's "unauthorised attachments" from its poles over the weekend, causing service disruption for the telecom provider's customers in the eastern districts.
Consumers are likely to face higher electricity bills starting this month after Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) raised its base rates by 6.6%.
Eligible low-income Caribbean Utilities Company customers who are struggling to pay their electricity bill can now apply for a grant under an initiative launched by Resilience Cayman.
Electricity has been restored to most of the customers impacted by this morning's power outage in East End, the Caribbean Utilities Company reported.
Caribbean Utilities Company has completed a rights offering, which invited existing shareholders to buy more shares of the utility provider, raising US$47.8 million.
Government and the Caribbean Utilities Company today launched a competition in which one household will win a $20,000 energy-efficient makeover of their home.
Caribbean Utilities Company says it expects that customers will experience power outages overnight as Tropical Storm Delta impacts the Cayman Islands.
Employees of Caribbean Utilities Company have authorised CUC to donate monthly deductions from their salaries to the Needs Assessment Unit.
Technical issues with one of Caribbean Utilities Company's larger generators led to power outages across various districts in Grand Cayman this afternoon.
CUC announced that it will push back a 6.6% price increase until next year.
AM Best affirms credit rating of Cayman First Insurance AM Best has affirmed the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” of Cayman First Insurance, the property/casualty...
Cartan Group LLC has hired Benjamin Marler as the company continues its expansion.
Renewables in the form of large-scale solar plants should be at the centre of Cayman's energy mix of the future, according to electricity provider Caribbean Utilities Company.
A tropical wave moving across the Cayman area on Saturday has downed powerlines in at least 99 locations and left some five thousand people without electricity. The system is also supporting thundershowers that have caused localised flooding throughout parts of George Town and Savanah.
Five months after the popular Consumer Owned Renewable Energy programme, or CORE, was shut down to new customers in December 2019 because it was...
Caribbean Utilities Company's first-quarter net earnings of US$3.9 million were down by US$0.6 million compared to the same period last year, despite higher electricity sales and lower general and administrative costs.
Seniors shopping on Wednesday and Thursday got a special supermarket surprise when the Caribbean Utilities Company picked up their tab at the counter.
Caribbean Utilities Company is offering alternative payment terms for its customers who may be going through financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Caribbean Utilities Company increased its operating income by US$1.1 million to $29.5 million last year on the back of 6% higher kilowatt-hour sales.
The Caribbean Utilities Company has halted its residential renewable energy programme, which allowed customers to sell solar-generated energy back to the power company at a subsidised rate.
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Faults in the control systems of three major generating units at the Caribbean Utilities Company's North Sound plant led to Sunday's widespread power outage, CUC stated Monday.
CUC warns public about planting too close to poles
Firefighters fought a blaze in Lime Tree Bay on Saturday when a Caribbean Utilities Company electricity pole was engulfed in flames.
Caribbean Utilities Company has installed the country’s first SmartFlower 2.5-kilowatt system at its adopted roundabout by Kings Sports Centre.
Caribbean Utilities Companies customers on Safehaven Drive and in Crystal Harbour, off the Esterley Tibbetts Highway, will experience interruptions to their electrical service on Thursday, 3 Oct., between 9am and 3pm.
CUC is advising customers on Fountain Road in West Bay that they will experience interruptions to their electrical service on Friday, 20 Sept. between 9am and 4pm.
CUC advises motorists in Bodden Town, Frank Sound and East End to exercise caution through August, as CUC’s crews will be conducting aggressive tree trimming in the eastern districts.
Power outages affected thousands Friday evening in Savannah, Bodden Town and East End. The Caribbean Utilities Company reported outages began around 7:00pm due to a pole fire.
CUC is advising customers on Watercourse Road in West Bay that they will experience interruptions to their electrical service on Wednesday, Feb. 6 between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
A group of 125 entrants took to the water Saturday in perfect conditions for the 30th edition of CUC’s annual 800-meter sea swim.
Bad weather in October forced organizers of the CUC 800-meter, open water swim to postpone the event, which is now scheduled to take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Governors Beach.
Customers from North Side to West Bay experienced power outages Sunday afternoon. CUC estimated more than 10,000 customers were affected around 5:15 p.m.
Much of Grand Cayman awoke for work or school Tuesday morning to find their homes without power.
CUC customers in Prospect and George Town were affected by outages Thursday.
Three buildings in downtown George Town lost power Wednesday morning after fuses in a transformer blew.
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CUC reported outages in parts of George Town, Prospect and Savannah.
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Much of Grand Cayman woke up to a power outage Friday morning. CUC advised its crews were working on the issue and expected to restore service in two hours.
The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service has received a handful of reports within the past few days of criminal suspects posing as workmen trying to gain entry to local homes.
Edgewater Way near the Careenage Condominiums in the Grand Harbour area of George Town will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday, Jan 2-5 for the purposes of work being done by CUC and the Water Authority.
The Utility Regulation and Competition Office has approved a base rate adjustment for Caribbean Utilities Company in accordance with the Rate Cap Adjustment Mechanism contained in the company’s Transmission and Distribution License.
To replace a 40-megawatt diesel generator, you must have an equivalent, reliable amount of sustainable generation that produces 40 megawatts of power continuously for many, many years. That is when costs for electricity will come down.
CUC closed a first US$40 million tranche of a US$60 million private placement. The $40 million senior unsecured note pays 3.9 percent and comes due Nov. 25, 2031. It will be followed by a second tranche of a $20 million, 4.64 percent senior unsecured note, scheduled to close in May. The second note comes due Nov. 25, 2048.
CUC hosted a retirement celebration for long-serving employees Kenzel Dixon, Thomas Bennett and Val Whittaker. They served the company for 44, 42 and 27 years, respectively. Each worked in four positions during their careers, including lineman foreman, plant operation supervisor and heavy duty mechanic.
As part of the Caribbean Utilities Company’s study of renewable energy options for Cayman, the company will host a second round of workshops Wednesday to update the public and industry watchers on its progress.
A single-car crash in the early morning hours Tuesday damaged a concrete utility pole and utility workers had to cut power in West Bay for much of the day. Police say the male driver sustained serious injuries in the wreck and emergency workers took him to Cayman Islands Hospital for treatment.
CUC generated third quarter net earnings of $7.4 million, a decrease of $0.5 million compared with the same period a year earlier. The decrease was caused by higher depreciation and finance charges relating to the completion of the 39.7 megawatt Generation Project in June 2016. These
Legal drafters penning an 82-page law to create a unified regulatory office for Cayman’s utility providers did not solicit opinions from the half-dozen affected companies, instead they only consulted their controlling agencies.
Five linemen with Cayman’s Caribbean Utilities Company took off for the Bahamas on Wednesday to help get the country’s power lines back up after Hurricane Matthew passed over the islands, causing an estimated $400 million in damage. Homes were destroyed and power lines pulled down across many of the islands in the Bahamas.
The annual CUC 800 meter open water swim that had been set for Oct. 8 has been for Saturday, Oct. 15, due to inclement weather on the original date. Staged by the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association and sponsored by CUC, the event also includes a 400m swim for youngsters ages 12 and under.
Caribbean Utilities Company hosted more than 60 representatives from electricity utilities and power industries from around the world at the annual MAN User’s Group Conference, known as MUG, at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. It was the second time CUC has hosted the conference since the group was formed in 2002.
The annual CUC 800 meters open water swim will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8. Staged by the Cayman Islands Amateur Swimming Association and sponsored by CUC, the event also includes a 400m swim for youngsters ages 12 and under.
The primary school girls will start their football season on Saturday with the CUC Girls Primary Football League Opening Rally at 9 a.m. at the T.E. McField annex in George Town.
A Baltimore-based renewable-energy company has revealed a late-May accord with the Caribbean Utilities Company to generate approximately 8 percent of Cayman’s electricity using ocean-based technology that exploits variable water temperatures to create power.
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The Caribbean Utilities Company has unveiled its new US$85 million diesel generators as demand for electricity in the Cayman Islands soars to record levels.
Problems with Caribbean Utility Company’s two new $85 million diesel generators are responsible for at least seven power outages in the Northward area since mid-April.
A fire on a Caribbean Utilities Company pole cut power to about 1,700 customers in West Bay on Wednesday night.
Caribbean Utilities Company has announced a 0.1 percent increase in the company’s base rate, adding approximately 11 cents to typical monthly bills.
A “marginal” rise in electricity rates appears to be imminent, although the Caribbean Utilities Company is tight-lipped about the increase, saying only it is too early to discuss details.
Energy efficiency, public-private energy projects and “a new paradigm” for power generation are on the agenda at next week’s three-day Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corp. gathering at the Marriott resort.
Last week, Cayman took important steps on its journey to integrate renewable energy into our current fossil-fuel-only model.
Entropy Cayman Solar broke ground Monday on Cayman’s first solar farm, scheduled for an October commissioning, supplying 5 megawatts of electricity to the Caribbean Utilities Company and the national grid.
The May 11, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, reported: “Yesterday was ‘Take-Over Day’ so far as the supply of electricity in George Town and West Bay is concerned."
Groundbreaking will take place Monday for Cayman’s first solar farm, which will begin generating power in October.
Caribbean Utilities Company has raised the cap on its program that allows individuals to produce their own renewable energy, but has lowered the price it pays for the power.
The George Town Primary Year 4 students in charge of organizing the school’s monthly community service garnered a turnout of 70 parents, staff and students on Saturday, April 16, for the island-wide Earth Day cleanup, collecting more than 100 bags of trash.
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