Electricity back in Tobago following islandwide outage

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    Electricity has been restored in Tobago following an islandwide outage this morning.

    T&TEC also assures that enquiries are being conducted to determine the reason for the outage which occurred during a maintenance exercise on circuits leaving the Cove Power Plant.

    It says around 6:45am, one of two transformers which steps down the voltage from the Plant to the Milford Bay Substation was taken out of service.

    Two hours into the maintenance work, the second transformer tripped, along with the lines from the Plant to Milford Bay.

    The Milford Bay Substation is the primary substation that feeds the other substations on the island.

    As a result of the line and transformer trips, persons lost power for between 20 minutes to just over 1 hour.

    Ongoing THA election recount exercises were briefly affected, however T&TEC says it prioritised the restoration of supply to the two recount locations at Calder Hall and Glen Road to minimise delays to the process.