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FTC completes investigation into 2019 power outages

FTC completes investigation into 2019 power outages
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Barbadians will have to wait a little longer to find out if they will be compensated for the power outages which occurred on November 18 and 19 last year.

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) completed its investigation into the matter and submitted its findings to the Barbados Light & Power Co. Ltd on November 18, 2020. The company has two weeks to respond.

“Thereafter, the Commission will issue a summary of the Findings Report to the public,” the FTC said in a statement.

“Due to the commercially sensitive nature of information contained in the document, the full Findings Report will not be published. Following receipt of the BL&P’s comments on the Findings Report and after the issuance of the Findings Report summary to the public, the Commission will determine if enforcement action is warranted.

“The Commission’s investigation of this matter was an extensive process which involved the request, submission and comprehensive review of several documents. The Commission also conducted its own extensive research. This was critical in ensuring that there was a full understanding of the facts and circumstances to support a thorough technical analysis within the context of legal and regulatory requirements.” (PR/SAT)