PPC Ltd's Statement on Unscheduled Power Interruption

CUSTOMER CARE 649-946-4313
May 17, 2010

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands (Monday, May 17th) - At approximately 8:28 a.m.  PPC Ltd experienced island-wide unscheduled power interruption throughout its service territories, which was triggered by a fault on Feeder3 switchgear at the Plant Substation.

The fault caused all generator breakers to engage and trip, resulting in loss of power supply to the entire system. The damaged switchgear for Feeder3 had to be isolated before electricity supply could be restored and this work was completed at  approximately 9:10 a.m.

PPC apologies to its customers for any inconvenience caused and advises that the Company is also reviewing solutions to avoid any re-occurrences.