Midnight this morning....

Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) is utilizing a combination of backup generation sources to enable stable power supply to the country, following three system collapses tonight.

Between 8:18 p.m. and 9:49 p.m. three separate power interruptions were experienced countrywide as a result of a faulty protection device in Xulha, Mexico. The device has since been repaired. As a contingency, BEL is utilizing backup generating plants to allow for a gradual stabilization of its supply during the night.

BEL apologizes to customers for the power interruptions experienced tonight and will continuously strive to further improve the Company’s system reliability and emergency response.