Grand Bahama Power Company (GBPC) has hired Colorado-based Lightning Eliminators & Consultants (LEC) to provide lightning protection for its power generation facility and substations serving 55,000 residents on Grand Bahama island.
"We believe this new system will greatly diminish service interruptions to our customers," GBPC president and CEO Tim Borkowski said in a LEC statement. Lightning is common in the Bahamas.
The utility has gross installed generation capacity of 141MW, according to its website.
US energy company Mirant (NYSE: MIR) controls 55.4% of GBPC and is in the process of selling this and its other Caribbean interests.