DOMLEC energizes Canefield Industrial Estate

DOMLEC crew at work

In respect to Roseau, Canefield Industrial Estate has been energized.

Works to be completed in that area by November 8th.

Sections of Pottersville have been energized and will be completed by November 8th: Potters Street, Steber Street, Elliott Avenue, and Goodwill (between Lindo Park and Soloman) have all been completed.

A Cuban team is working on the link from Padu Power station to Fond Cole.

In respect to Portsmouth, work continues in the Picard area. Work to the Kempinski Hotel work site has been completed with the teams working on lines to the airport.

PAY AS YOU GO customers in Roseau and Portsmouth who have been reconnected can purchase power at the DOMLEC Main Office and online at www.DOMLEC.dm.

DOMLEC also disclosed that it is receiving additional regional assistance in the form of linesman from St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Grand Bahama. They join the team from Barbados also on island.

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15 Comments

  1. H
    November 8, 2017

    I know for fact that at the time of the storm a number of Domlec’s workers and extra supplies had been sent to neighbouring islands that had been affected by hurricane Irma. Not to mention supplies may have been lost in the storm or the property looted after the storm leading to a further loss in important equipment and materials necessary to repair the system. Yes, I acknowledge that it is taking a long time, but neither us nor domlec has dealt with a storm of this scope before. Let’s be thankful that things are returning to normal.

  2. Dominican
    November 7, 2017

    Domlec is no longer U.S, owned. The 52 % held by that investor were sold to Barbados based LPH, which is ultimately owned by EMRA Inc. Of Canada in 2013 (see also DNO of 17 April, 2013).Our own Social Security (i.e. government) owns 21% and the remaining 27% are mostly held by private individuals and enterprises in Dominica.
    This reminds me, we have heard nothing about the fate of Clear Harbours’ call centre on the Canefield Industrial Estate, a big user of electricity. and employing scores of our young people.

    • Anonymous
      November 7, 2017

      So almost half of the company is owned by Dominica itself?

  3. Memory
    November 7, 2017

    I understand , but what about the people in Bath Estate the Padu Power Station is close to Bath Estate yet still the people
    of Bath Estate is in darkness, come on Domlec bring electricity to Bath Estate.

    • Anonymous
      November 7, 2017

      Let’s be brutally frank. Don’t expect Domlec to be in a hurry to invest in an area where they are not sure people,are able to pay their bills an may resort to theft of electricity. Unless the govt. ar going to buy Domlec that is not going tom happen. And imagine, ti was that same Domlec making it difficult for people to install generators because they want to have a monopoly on generation and distribution. Look how long they obstructed that wind turbine at Rosalie Bay.

  4. roy
    November 6, 2017

    Make the lamp posts hurricane-proof (unbreakable) or DOMLEC could be doing this next year – AGAIN. And what a waste of time, effort, and money that would be.
    Meanwhile, encourage the use of solar power. At least portable solar panels should be a must for all households.

  5. November 6, 2017

    No one is talking about Pte Michel , that was the worst hit village, and still no electricity, bodies are still buried under rubbles, come on everything is focus on the north, I ASKED AGAIN WHAT ABOUT PTE MICHEL it is about time we get electricity.

  6. time to talk sense
    November 6, 2017

    you talk bull s now is time to time to talk sense stop that none sense talk

  7. Boots on the ground
    November 6, 2017

    By now 55 days since Maria Domlec should have electrified at least 25% percent of Dominica.. I know Maria was crucial and the damage is severe but they have the money; they made large profits in previous years that they could draw from to expedite things. Domlec is a US base company and I am sure they can get help from their Florida base owner. Dominica needs to get back on it’s feet and electricity plays a vital part because builders depend on electricity to use their power tools and be able to charge batteries. Roseau should have a team going to Grandbay, Colihaut team to Roseau, possie to Penville, Marigot to bense and so on. But I don’t blame Domlec because we have a lazy govt in place that wants to use the situation to their advantage instead of pushing Domlec so our people could see a sense of hope and won’t have to run. But when in October pm is telling people about turkey and ham and prepare for a dark Christmas, one will understand why Domlec feels they don’t have to rush…

    • Let The Truth Be Known - Original
      November 6, 2017

      Who said that DOMLEC does not have to rush? Your warped and critical mind I suppose.
      Have you heard that Puerto Rico, a progressive country then, will not have full electricity restored, until February 2018? Read international news, open your mind, broaden it and cease your useless criticism.

      • Anonymous
        November 8, 2017

        You saying that tp,protect Domlec, which is majority Canadian owned?

    • Dominican
      November 6, 2017

      Wow… Amazing thinking. Domlec must have like a million workers and vehicles on hand to be able to restore so much of the country in such a short amount of time.. Not even more advanced countries like Puerto Rico who got hit just as badly as us has recovered so quickly. You have to think about the terrain, the amount of poles that have been broken/uprooted or just plain gone, all the wires that are strung about everywhere, tied up in trees, the galvanize wrapped up in the wires and poles, the badly damaged roads all over the country, the areas that are difficult to reach, do you really think it would be that easy to restore electricity, especially 25% of it in less than 2 months? Get real.. And the PM is trying to shed some positive light on the subject *no pun intended* on this coming Christmas. Do you want the man saying sh*t like, we have no light, so we cannot enjoy Christmas. Boo hoo. A real christian would light some candles and sit down with their family and thank God.

    • Dominican
      November 6, 2017

      …. Enjoy their food a little and just be grateful. The reality of it is, many places will not be getting electricity any time soon, especially by Christmas, so what do you want to do? Have DOMLEC work 24/7 to restore Dominica for Christmas?

      • Me
        November 8, 2017

        Yes! They generate money 24/ so why not work 24/7 to restore an essentil service?

    • hashtag
      November 8, 2017

      poor DominiCA. non stop critic. Go work for Domlec and get your unattainable results instead of staying on computer/phone typing BS.

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