FortisTCI Limited (FTCI) became a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc. located in Newfoundland, Canada in August 2006. Turks and Caicos Utility Limited (TCU), which is the sole provider of electricity on the Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay, was acquired by FTCI in August 2012. FTIC is the sole provider of electricity in Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, East Caicos and adjacent Cays, and South Caicos. Together the two companies serve approximately 13,000 electricity customers in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The Utilities have an aggregate diesel-fired generating capacity of approximately 76.42 megawatts.
The Company currently has an ASAI (Average System Availability Index) of 99.9% and is one of the most reliable utilities in the region. FTCI and its group of companies operate under one vision: Leading Today. Investing in Tomorrow.
Headquartered in Providenciales there are 151 employees throughout all service territories, 86% that are Turks and Caicos Islanders. Lead by President and CEO Eddinton Powell, the Company operates with four major departments that include Finance, Production & Engineering, Customer and Corporate Services, and Operations. FortisTCI considers itself as the “Employer of Choice” in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The Company has a combined diesel-fired generating capacity of 76.42 megawatts and met a combined peak demand of 36.7 MW in 2014. The Company owns 677.5 circuit kilometers of transmission and distribution lines across the islands. FTCI operates a fully integrated system providing for the generation and distribution of energy in Providenciales, North and Middle Caicos, and owns and operates an independent generation station and distribution system in South Caicos. It also owns and operates by way of TCU, independent generating stations and distribution systems on Grand Turk and Salt Cay.
The Company operates exclusive, fully integrated utility systems providing for the generation and retail and distribution of energy to virtually all of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The company serves the Islands of Providenciales, North Caicos, and Middle Caicos pursuant to a 50-year License which expires in 2037, on South Caicos pursuant to a 50-year license that runs through 2036 and on Grand Turk and Salt Cay under a 50 year License that expires on the 31st March 2036. In addition, the Company’s franchise area includes the cays between Providenciales and North Caicos (except Parrot Cay), and East Caicos and adjacent cays and inlets under two 25 year Licenses granted on the 20th March 2012.
FortisTCI has a strong commitment to the environment and continues to take measures by investing in infrastructure as well as policy and procedures that are consistent with international standards. The Company is currently working to become ISO 14001 compliant to strengthen that commitment.
FortisTCI and its group of companies strive to be a responsible corporate citizen by supporting social and economic development in the Turks and Caicos Islands. FortisTCI is presently the major sponsor for the Annual FortisTCI National Science Fair held in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, the Rising Stars Basketball Club, and the TCSPCA Annual Dog Show which raises funds for spay and neuter programs throughout the islands. FortisTCI also supports various civic groups throughout each year including: the TCI National Cancer Society, the Red Cross, the Salvation Army and many more.
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