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Jan 9, 2020
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, January 8, 2020) - Three FortisTCI departments, three partnering contractors, and eight individuals were recognized at the company's recent semi-annual Green Ribbon Safety Awards. The ceremony was held on Friday, December 13, at the company's headquarters in Providenciales to honor those who demonstrate their commitment to health and safety in the workplace.
Dec 6, 2019
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, December 4, 2019) - The Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) held their 118th board meeting in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) on Monday, December 2. This was the last convening of the Board for 2019 and the first-ever board meeting held in TCI in the 30-year history of CARILEC. Nine Directors represented utilities and attended from St. Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Antigua, St. Kitts, and the Bahamas, and two Directors representing the associate members were from the US Virgin Islands and Florida, USA. FortisTCI President and CEO Eddinton Powell currently serves as Chairman of the Board. The Executive Director of CARILEC Dr. Cletus Bertin and members of the secretariat also attended.
Nov 1, 2019
A new partnership will advance a regulatory framework, utility-scale energy storage, electric vehicle integration, and the promotion of energy efficiency. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, October 30, 2019) - On Wednesday, October 23, following Cabinet's approval, the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands, FortisTCI - the islands' utility provider, and the Clinton Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to begin implementing initiatives supported by the country's Resilient National Energy Transition Strategy (R-NETS). This strategy was developed by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government, FortisTCI, and Rocky Mountain Institute in 2018 and provides a roadmap for the country's energy future over 22 years, from 2019 to 2040.
Oct 10, 2019
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, October 2, 2019) - FortisTCI congratulates Alexandria Missick, Hortnel Johnson, Garrett Jones, and Cleola Ward for the successful completion of Master's degrees in various areas of expertise within the past year. Through their studies, the four gained skills in human resources, information technology, legal and regulatory, and engineering. This knowledge will help them lead the new energy future of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Sep 25, 2019
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, September 25, 2019) - FortisTCI Resource Planning and Utility Analytics Officer TeAnn Thomas was one of several presenters at this year's CARILEC Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Conference and Tradeshow in Miami Florida from September 15 to 19. The conference was held under the theme "Rethinking Resilience in an Era of Disruption," and brought together utility professionals, regulators and government representatives from across North America and the Caribbean region.
Aug 28, 2019
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, August 28, 2019) - An additional half-megawatt (MW) of photovoltaic (PV) energy generation is connected to the FortisTCI electricity grid in Providenciales following the commissioning of three rooftop installations earlier this month. All three PV systems were installed in conjunction with commercial customers Caicos Depot, Carlisle Supplies, and Grace Bay Car Rental and are a part of the company's Utility Owned Renewable Energy Program (UORE). Investment costs for the three installations totalled approximately $1.4 million.
Aug 27, 2019
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, August 21, 2019) - FortisTCI recently trained 106 contractors and key members of their staff across the Turks and Caicos Islands in a series of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) workshops. The training seminars ensure that contractors working with FortisTCI understand and comply with the company's Environmental Health and Safety Management Systems (EHSMS).
Jun 20, 2019
-----PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY TCIG ----- FortisTCI Limited & Turks and Caicos Utility Limited (the Company or FortisTCI) has applied to the Governor for a variation of the prescribed rate of tariffs under section 40 of the Electricity Ordinance.
Jun 19, 2019
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Wednesday, June 19, 2019) - FortisTCI President & CEO Eddinton Powell has been elected Chairman of the Caribbean Electric Utilities Services Corporation (CARILEC) Board of Directors. The election took place at the 31st Annual General Meeting held in Saint Lucia on May 23rd. Also elected to serve was a new Board comprising four new directors, two continuing, six re-elected and two Associate Member representatives. Mr. Powell and the new Board will serve from 2019 to 2022.
Jun 7, 2019
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands (Friday, June 7, 2019) - On Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, a technical fault at the FortisTCI power plant on Leeward Highway resulted in two island-wide outages and a prolonged interruption in service to some Providenciales customers.