Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) apologizes for countrywide blackouts

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Posted: April 11, 2016. 11:00 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The country experienced three power interruptions last night between 8:18 and 9:49 p.m.Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) later issued a press release

BEL logoexplaining that the outages were the result of system failure from its power supply in Xulha, Mexico. BEL attributed the failure to a faulty protection device.

BEL says it used a combination of backup generation sources to restore power. The company also apologized to its customers for any inconveniences caused as it strives to further improve its system reliability and emergency response.

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