FortisTCI Limited, a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., provides electricity throughout the Turks and Caicos Islands, serving Providenciales, North Caicos, Middle Caicos, South Caicos, East Caicos, and adjacent Cays. Turks and Caicos Utility Limited serves the Islands of Grand Turk and Salt Cay and was acquired by FortisTCI in 2012. Together, both companies serve over 15,000 customers and are regarded as one of the most reliable electricity providers in the Caribbean.
As of December 2019, the two companies have an aggregate generating capacity of approximately 90.7MW and an ASAI (Average System Availability Index) of 99.93%.
FortisTCI operates under the vision: Transforming Energy in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
FortisTCI is headquartered in Providenciales and operates with 170 employees based throughout its service territory. FortisTCI is committed to employing qualified local talent and has a staff complement that consists of approximately 86% Turks and Caicos Islanders.
Operating under Fortis Inc.’s decentralized business model, FortisTCI is managed locally by President and CEO Eddinton Powell and his Executive Team.Learn more Careers
FTCI and TCU have a combined diesel-fired generating capacity of 90.7 MW. In 2019, the companies met a combined peak demand of 42.6 MW. The companies own more than 600 circuit kilometers of transmission and distribution lines across the islands, and together they operate four vertically integrated electricity systems.
FortisTCI and TCU operate private, fully integrated utility systems that account for the generation, retail, and distribution of electricity to nearly all of the Turks and Caicos Islands. FortisTCI serves the Islands of Providenciales, North Caicos, and Middle Caicos pursuant to a 50-year license that expires in 2037, and pursuant to a 50-year license on South Caicos that runs through 2036. TCU operates pursuant to a 50-year license in Grand Turk and Salt Cay that also expires in 2036. FortisTCI also holds 25-year supplier licenses granted in 2012 for the cays between Providenciales and North Caicos (except Parrot Cay), East Caicos and adjacent cays and inlets.
On April 29, 2019, FortisTCI achieved ISO 45001:2018 and 14001:2015 international standards for its occupational health and safety and environmental management systems. This achievement solidifies FortisTCI’s committed to health and safety, and the protection and preservation of the environment.
FortisTCI is also committed to exploring environmentally sustainable energy solutions for the Turks and Caicos Islands and to the integration of nontraditional services and new technology. One way FortisTCI does this is through the company’s grid-tied solar options offered to commercial and residential customers.
The company’s electric vehicle and charging station pilot project started in 2017 is a further commitment by FortisTCI to integrate and prepare for emerging markets like the electrification of the transportation industry. The systematic approach will provide insight into EV technology and aid FortisTCI in creating a platform for interested customers.