BPL begins mass disconnection exercise on Eleuthera
Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Days after Minister of Works Desmond Bannister took a foreign-owned company to task for withholding water from customers on Eleuthera, Bahamas Power and Light is conducting a mass disconnection exercise on the island.
Customers with bills over $300 are being disconnected despite the unemployment rate and amount of people currently receiving food assistance.
Residents of the island received a notice advising them to visit one of three pay stations on Rock Sound, Governor’s Harbour or Harbour Island to pay the overdue amount.
Customers were warned that failure to bring their BPL accounts current would result in disconnection of their power supply.
In the midst of high unemployment due to the coronavirus pandemic, BPL has shown little regard for hurting families.
Between July 1, 2020, and October 15, 2020, BPL confirmed that the number of disconnections on New Providence was 8,741.
Over 3,000 BPL customers on New Providence remain without electricity because they could not afford to pay their power bill.