BELCO remains in contact with emergency services and positions restoration equipment and crews in strategic locations across the island. Crews are put on alert in order to begin restoration procedures as soon as storm conditions subside. The BELCO vehicle fleet is fully fuelled, and stocked with the necessary tools and equipment required for restoring power. Line crews are mobilised with personnel designated to strategic locations throughout the island.
At BELCO's Head Office, we establish a team of key personnel in order to effectively manage restoration efforts after the storm. This involves close liaison amongst our Grid Operations, Power Generation, Human Resources, and External Relations & Corporate Communications groups. The safety of our crews is a key priority, and as such, all preventative measures would have taken place prior to the storm's passage. None of our crews work during the height of a storm.
Our priority is to restore power to all customers as quickly, and as safely, as possible. As soon as storm conditions subside, and it is safe to work, BELCO crews survey the damage to the electricity infrastructure, report findings and begin the restoration process. Depending on the damage created by the storm, this can be a lengthy process.