PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — GEBE stated in a press release that the Production Plant in Cay Bay experienced an unexpected fault on one of its generators at 4:48pm which subsequently lead to an overload on the remaining generators resulting in a total black out.
Electricity was restored to the majority of consumers by 8:30pm. GEBE apologizes to its customers with this unexpected interruption.
GEBE is stating that, “we will commence with the commissioning of Generator / Engine #20 this Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 4am to 7am, which will require certain software update to the automated system.
This may result in possible loss of power in certain areas during the aforementioned hours.”