Broken pipeline in Trafalgar fully repaired says DOMLEC

Damaged pipeline in Trafalgar

Generation Manager of Dominica’s Sole Electricity Company, DOMLEC Kurt Savarin has said the pipeline that was damaged on September 22, causing a reduction in electricity generation at Trafalgar and its PADU station has been fully repaired.

He made the disclosure during DOMLEC’s Progress Update this week.

Savarin also mentioned that one of its pipelines in a section in Laudat that was reportedly damaged is fully repaired.

This development came amidst the ongoing challenges faced by residents and businesses due to frequent power outages, often referred to as “load shedding,” which have plagued the island for several months. DOMLEC attributes these issues to inadequate power generation capacity, an ageing diesel generation fleet, and reliance on equipment that has served the company for 37 years.

“Right now, in Trafalgar, we are putting the permanent support in place and just doing some due diligence with the rest of the support structures,” he said.

According to him, presently there are five hydro turbines in total between the three stations.

That is one at Laudat, two at PADU, and two at Trafalgar.

“Out of the five, four of them are in service,” he revealed.

He explained that PADU is in service as well as Laudat and at Trafalgar one unit is in service with a slight blockage, “so we are not getting full capacity from it.”

“The other Trafalgar unit we are currently doing some investigation on and it’s currently out of service,” Savarin explained.

He said although there is a local team conducting investigations on the matter, the company may have to seek some additional assistance from abroad.

Furthermore, he pointed out that DOMLEC was able to put a partial diversion in place.

“We have a diversion project, it’s not completed yet, but we were able to put it partially in place to allow water to go down to PADU while we were doing some work on the Trafalgar pipeline,” he said.

DOMLEC is currently working hard to ensure that customers get the full service that they so truly deserve.


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  1. Ibo France
    October 12, 2023

    I often ask myself why Dominica is in such an appalling state of disrepair? My conclusion is that Dominicans are much more loyal to political parties than to country.

    I bemoan the fact that so many resident Dominicans don’t believe what they see with their own eyes. They SEE murders, robberies and child sexual abuse at unprecedented levels. They SEE the population of the vagrants, mentally impaired and jobless exploding. They SEE members of Cabinet living large while 99.9% of the citizenry living from hand to mouth. They SEE essential services in a pathetic state.

    My question is this: Are most Dominicans suffer from the ostrich syndrome? Obviously!

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  2. Ma Labelle
    October 11, 2023

    the government cannot manage nothing…they put ppl in place to do such…but they want to command and influence managers…they need liberalized domlec same as they did to the telecom market….there would be competition and this would be good for Dominican…but domlec as it stand …nothing positive will come out from domlec….skerrit will only have his mouth piece on the board…as I keep saying this man and his carbal has absolutely no vision…

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    • Taniya
      October 12, 2023

      Nepotism is poison for every state. Eventually it will lead to the collapse of our country.

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    • Matt
      October 12, 2023

      We were crooked in the Telcoms fiasco paying high Digi to Flow and data separately etc. But when Domlec was fully privately owned we still paid thru the nose. At least we get a chance for gov’t subsidy when in a clinch but private ownership is tunnel visioned net profit based.

  3. Ibo France
    October 11, 2023

    The horrible state of disrepair that DOMLEC is in at present is nothing more than incompetence and mismanagement.

    Electricity is a most vital commodity in this era of modernity. No responsible government would allow their grid to deteriorate to almost nothingness.

    The Roosevelt led oligarchic regime allows things to rot to the ground then take credit trying to resurrect them.

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  4. Bwa-Banday
    October 11, 2023

    Ebeh, ebeh, ebeh chou nou fan en Ma Dominique! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

    All this happy talk and appliances burning, refrigerators going bum, food spoiling, place smelling due to rotten supplies, heat in the place people cant sleep, Levi insulting women, Skerro sleeping like a baby in his air con house with lights and well prepared food, Corbette and Valarie running their generators 24/ 7 with no problems. But among all that, we catching our nenen while people keep lying to us with a big smile on their faces. Dca niceeeeeeeeee boy! Ah waiting for them diaspora that coming for the fete when things get backk ok to come and tell me Dca nice this time. They go really get some serious curse words from me eh…. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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  5. Jonathan Y St Jean
    October 11, 2023

    Thanks for the happy talk. However, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Please employ more people to inspect the miles of lines and do preventative maintenance.

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