March 15, 2019, Grand Bahama - During the course of recent meter audits earlier this week the Grand Bahama Power Company uncovered a series of suspected electricity diversions (theft) instances at a number of businesses in the Freeport area.
As per our established protocols, we have taken immediate steps to isolate those customers from our electrical grid and formally lodged a complaint of suspected theft to the Royal Bahamas Police Force. The RBPF has officially launched an investigation and to our knowledge persons are assisting the police in this matter.
At this time it is unclear the number of GBPC customers involved, but there is evidence that other businesses and residential locations are also utilizing this practice and we are working with the RBPF to further assess this matter. At this time, our primary concern is the serious safety risk these diversions pose to the public and GBPC employees and the need to regularize these businesses.
GBPC urges the public to report any suspected wiring and electrical system irregularities without delay in order for us to address these serious safety issues.
Customers can call our 24hr hotline on 352-8411 or toll free at 242-300-4826.
GBPC will make no further comment at this time.