Image courtesy Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU).

Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU) has rubbished claims that a problem with its facility contributed to power outages experienced in many parts of the country on Monday.

In a brief, official statement, the company states categorically that it was not at fault.

“Trinidad Generation Unlimited (TGU) wishes to inform all its stakeholders that there were no generator issues at its facility that would have contributed to any power outages as reported on Monday March 29th, 2021.  The TGU plant maintained its declared capacity throughout the day on Monday 29th March, 2021,” the statement read.

Many parts of Trinidad were left without electricity on Monday afternoon, with power outages reported across Port-of-Spain, Cunaripo Village, Couva, Cunupia, El Dorado, Arouca, Siparia, Fyzabad, Tunapuna, Avocat, Chaguanas, Munroe Road, O’Mera, La Romain, San Juan, Arima, and St Augustine.

A senior official from the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) had stated that the power loss was due to an under-frequency generator at TGU; however, TGU has rebutted that claim.

The T&TEC official also had indicated that the power outages were outside of the planned maintenance areas for Monday including parts of Valsayn and Marabella.