EDF explains recent power cuts | FAXINFO

MARIGOT: The power cuts have multiplied in recent weeks, the latest of which, on Tuesday, September 20, was particularly long, affecting many areas of the territory for several hours in a row. EDF Saint-Martin has communicated this Wednesday, September 21 about this.

The power outage of this Tuesday, September 20, caused by a double trip started early in the morning, on, among others, the neighborhoods of Galisbay, Friar’s Bay, Hope Estate, Mont Vernon 1-2-3, the Baie Orientale and the Jardins de la BO, Grand-Case, Anse Marcel and Cul-de-Sac. In this message sent to customers the day after the blackout, the EDF Saint-Martin branch said it was concerned by the consequences of these repeated power cuts: “In recent weeks, the electrical network has suffered several defects that have impacted the daily lives of St. Martin. We would like to offer our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused by these outages.”

EDF Saint-Martin assures that its technicians are doing everything possible, 7 days a week, to re-supply as soon as possible the neighborhoods affected by a power cut. The teams work every day on the distribution network or in the production plant. The services of EDF Saint-Martin also inform the population concerned that since the passage of Irma in 2017, the company renews the most sensitive materials of the electrical network and buries the totality of the aerial networks, that is to say 30% of the total electrical network. The objective of such a maneuver is to secure the power supply and make it more resilient to weather hazards. Électricité De France admits: “Despite this, the quality of service in recent weeks has not been up to par. Please know that we are not satisfied with this and are mobilizing all our expertise to improve the situation in the long term.” In conclusion, EDF Saint-Martin thanks users for their understanding. _Vx

To contact the EDF Saint-Martin customer service in case of particular difficulty: 05.90.87.50.30

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