The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) has shed light on the lack of electricity at the Shaw Park facility.
Last Tuesday, speaking during the weekly news briefing of the Minority Council at James Park, THA Assemblyman for Parlatuvier/L’Anse Fourmi/ Speyside Farley Augustine called for the restoration of electricity there.
However, in a press release on Friday evening, T&TEC’s corporate communications manager Annabelle Brasnell said the disconnection was done as a safety precaution.
“Regarding the disconnection of the power supply at the Shaw Park Cultural Complex, please note that as a safety precaution, T&TEC disconnected the supply to the complex on the December 29th, 2017 having found defective high voltage switchgear in their installation,” she said.
Brasnell said this was done after a check was made at the management’s request.
“That equipment belongs to the Shaw Park Cultural Complex and they are responsible for repairs before we can reconnect the supply. T&TEC is in contact with the maintenance team at the complex and they have indicated that they are working on the necessary repairs to affect the reconnection in a quick as time as possible,” it said.
She said the only outage recorded that affected the lower Scarborough area occurred on December 30, contrary to what was reported in a press release from the Office of the Chief Secretary dated January 15.