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Emergency Service Unit: (869) 469-9100 or (869) 662-5811 info@nevlec.com

Transmission & Distribution

Mr. Ian Ward
T&D Manager

Phone: (869) 469-7245 ext 1022
Fax: (869) 469-7249

Mr. Allister Cornelius
Operations & Maintenance Supervisor

Phone: (869) 469-7245 ext 1048
Fax: (869) 469-7249

Mr. Sterling Heyliger
Emergency Service Supervisor

Phone: (869) 469-7245 ext 1058
Fax: (869) 469-7249

Mr. Anthony Archibald
Consumer Service Supervisor

Phone: (869) 469-7245 ext 1054
Fax: (869) 469-7249

Cleo Bartlette
T&D Engineer (Trainee)

Phone: (869) 469-7245 ext 1039
Fax: (869) 469-7249

Mr. Starret France
Planning Officer

Phone: (869) 469-7245 ext 1037
Fax: (869) 469-7249

The Transmission and Distribution [T&D] Department has always been an integral part of the functioning of the then named Nevis Electricity Department, now known as the Nevis Electricity Company Limited [NEVLEC]. Its original role was grouped generally as:

  • The planning and execution of line projects
  • Maintenance of the system

To be more efficient in its operation we have fine tuned the responsibility of this department

  • Operation and Maintenance of the distribution lines and its hardware.
  • The metering and inspection of the industrial commercial and residential customers.
  • Emergency response to fault calls.

The vision of the T&D department is to improve the reliability of the supply and to maintain a high power quality standard to all customers. Our mission is to provide a proactive approach to the operations within T&D and interlink the objectives of this department to those of the other departments to achieve the overall objectives stipulated by NEVLEC.

Objectives of the T&D Department

  • Produce a five (5) years action plan regarding the operation and maintenance of the system
  • Reduce technical loss to 10% at the end of 2010.
  • Reduce non-technical loss to 4% by 2006.
  • Respond to emergency call within 1 hour of receiving call by the end of 2006.
  • Address all customer complaints/request within 3 working days. If the complexity of the job doesn’t permit this, notification of when it will be done will be communicated to the customer within those initial 3 working days.
  • No customer be out of supply more than 24 hours.
  • All employee receive training as pertaining to its field by the end of 2006.
  • All work to be done follows the guidelines outlined in NEVLEC’S construction standards.
  • All workers obey the safety standards outlined in NEVLEC’s ‘Safety Standard Manual’.
  • Up to date vegetation management
  • Workers are provided with the necessary tools and safety gears to perform their task effective and efficiently by 2006.
  • Improve power quality by 70% by 2007.
  • Reduce feeder outages to single figures by 2007.

Initiatives of the t&d department

  • Develop work procedures, methods and guidelines to support the function of the department and its interfaces.
  • Develop, plan and implement work programmes and orders for the sections within the department.
  • Work with Planning in the development and implementation of the Loss Reduction Programme.
  • Develop and implement a system refurbishing of distribution network.
  • Provide all staff with training and opportunities for self development.
  • Develop and implement a transformer utilization and load balancing programme.
  • Investigate, develop and implement a distribution network earthing/grounding system.

Divisional Responsibilities of the T&D Department

Operations & Maintenance Division

  • Optimization of Transformer utilization island-wide.
  • Refurbishing of distribution network island-wide.
  • To collect, analyze and store transformer load and voltage readings.
  • Phase balancing on distribution network.
  • Effective vegetation management.
  • Removal of low voltage problem island-wide.
  • Removal of double poles and the straightening of leaning poles.
  • Relocation of inaccessible lines.

Consumer Services Division

  • In conjunction with the Planning Department prepare and implement inspection standards.
  • Changing of service lines island-wide.
  • Replacement of all black meters.

Emergency Service Operations Division

  • Maintenance of streetlights.
  • Effective response to emergency calls
  • Logging and analysing of fault information.