DOMLEC says 1,666 customers now have power


McKenzie at Wednesday’s press conference

Power company, DOMLEC, is reporting that 1,666 of its customers have power almost two months since the passage of Hurricane Maria.


This is according to the company’s general manager, Bertilia McKenzie, at a press conference on Wednesday.

“To date, 1,666 customers have been reconnected,” she stated. “Eight hundred and five in the south, southwest and 861 in the north of the island.”

She stated that power supply to 535 certified customers, where electricity is available, is pending.

McKenzie noted that certified customers are being restored in a number of areas as high and low voltage lines are being rebuilt.

She also said that 99.9 percent of central Roseau has been powered up.

“And you may ask why 99.9 and not 100, there are about three poles in certain alleys – Virgin Lane, Kennedy Avenue and Bath Road – which have to be dealt with,” she explained. “Access is proving problematic but it is going to be dealt with shortly.”

McKenzie said 100 percent of Pottersville has received power; Lower Goodwill, 50 percent; Bath Estate, 25 percent; New Town, 25 percent; Canefield Industrial Area, 100 percent; Canefield, 10 percent and Fond Cole, 10 percent.

In the Portsmouth area: Picard, 80 percent; central Portsmouth, 100 percent; Lagoon, 50 percent; Chance, 25 percent; Glanvillia, 50 percent.

“Work continues on the building of the high voltage and low voltage lines to the Douglas Charles Airport,” McKenzie noted. “Portsmouth and the environs are expected to be completed in the next three weeks.”

She stated that news areas where high and low voltage lines will be rebuilt in the week of November 27th include Castle Comfort, Stock Farm, Upper Goodwill, St. Aroment, Tan Tan, Ti-Bay and the Roseau Valley.

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  1. Tony
    November 18, 2017

    Hello and good morning my people. Well with this low percentage of just three percent it will take DOMLEC just over five years to get to my community. Why don’t they hire private contractors to replace the damage lamppost so the electrician can just concentrate on attaching the electrical lines. The damage to so many poles indicate to me that DOMLEC never pay any attention to maintaining and inspecting the poles that’s why so many fell. We have many poles where no tree fell on them but the poles fell which mean that many were partially rotten because of excess water saturation and a failure to inspect the poles.

  2. November 17, 2017

    What about pte Michel ? it was the worst hit, and this your home village , and you don’t give a d##m about your relatives, and your village , I guess we will be the last, but I TELL YOU THE LAST SHALL BE THE FIRST.

    • Broken
      November 20, 2017

      This has to be idiot’s comment of the year.

  3. Question
    November 17, 2017

    Did you group Zicack with Portsmouth or Chance?

  4. Irma
    November 17, 2017

    According to my friend, “Believe it I’ll believe it.”

    November 16, 2017

    investors should buy more DOMLEC stock!!! :-P

  6. Self
    November 16, 2017

    keep allu power allu making too much millions on poor Dominicans.

  7. My name
    November 16, 2017

    Great DOMLEC. Know you guys are working hard. God bless

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