Bahamas Electricity Corporation
The Bahamas Electricity Corporation (BEC) is a government corporation that provides electricity to all of the Bahama Islands except for Grand Bahama. The current Minister in charge is the Minister of Public Works and Utilities, the Hon. Phillip "Brave" Davis and General Manager Kevin Basden. The corporation operates power plants at 25 locations throughout the islands, with 95,000 customers and a peak capacity of 438 MW. Most of the stations use diesel engines; a large gas-turbine plant is installed at the Blue Hills Power Station.
BEC was founded in 1956 by the passing of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas Electricity Act.
- http://www.bahamaselectricity.com/about/company_profile/electricity_history.cfm Company Profile retrieved 2011 Sept 10
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