Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Bahamas Power and Light Says Don’t Jump to Conclusion

BPL denies its employee was disconnecting power supplies

Bahamas Power and Light (BPL) is refuting an image circulating social media which suggest an employee was conducting disconnection exercises during the emergency order.

According to the electricity company, this image is an employee of the Revenue Protection Unit who was investigating meter anomalies and was not necessarily disconnecting any supplies.

The company adds that in addition to revenue protection, meter readers and other BPL employees are still canvassing “to carry out essential functions that are not disconnections.”

The company asks that the public “jump to unsupported conclusions which could potentially place our staff in harm’s way.”

Yesterday, hundreds of Bahamians queued at BPL to pay electricity bill, trying to avoid disconnections.

But the company’s CEO Whitney Bastian said as long as the emergency order remains in effect, the company will suspend disconnection exercises.

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